Cyclone Amphan: Depression to turn into a cyclonic storm on Saturday night, says IMD | Bhubaneswar News
At 5.30 in the morning, the depression was centered near latitude 10.4 ° N and longitude 87.0 ° E, approximately 1,100 km south of Paradip in Odisha and 1,250 km south of Digha (West Bengal) and 1,330 km south -Southwestern Khepupara (Bangladesh). It will most likely move north-northwest initially until May 17 and then curl north-northeast again across the northwest bay of Bengal to the west coast of Bengal during May 18-20.
Depression to intensify in a cyclone today
The IMD warned on Saturday of light to moderate rains in most places with heavy falls in isolated places on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The Odisha coast is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall with steep falls in isolated locations from May 18 at night and heavy to very heavy rains in some locations on May 19 and heavy isolated showers over the north Odisha coast on May 20th. West Ganges Coastal Districts Bengal is likely to experience mild to moderate rainfall with heavy falls in some places on May 19 and strong to very heavy falls in some places with extremely strong falls in isolated places over West Bengal Ganges on May 20th.
The weather forecast indicates that the wind speed between 45 and 55 km / h with gusts at 65 km / h is likely to be the length and breadth of the Odisha coast as of May 19 morning and at along the West Bengal coast beginning May 19 in the afternoon. The wind speed will gradually increase and become a hurricane force wind speed that will reach 65-75 km / h from May 20 along Odisha and the west coast of Bengal. It will gradually increase thereafter.
The government advised fishermen not to venture out to sea and those already in the sea to return on Sunday.