Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a warning regarding the Amphan Cyclone and said that it is likely to move towards West Bengal as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday.
The Super Cyclone Amphan is likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm & move north northeastwards & cross West Bengal–Bangladesh coasts between Digha & Hatiya Islands close to Sundarbans during afternoon/evening of May 20, informed IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
In a statement, the IMD said the super cyclonic storm Amphan over Westcentral and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved nearly north-northeastwards with a speed of 14 kmph during the past six hours.
Reportedly, Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ that lay over west-central & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards & lay centred at 5:30 am today over west-central Bay of Bengal, about 520 km nearly south of Paradip.
Residents from coastal areas of Jagatsinghpur have been shifted to a cyclone shelter to protect them from heavy rains and winds to be caused by super cyclonic storm ‘AMPHAN’.