Amphan Update: Super cyclonic storm lays over West Bengal close to Kolkata; red alert for West Bengal coast
The Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ over West Bengal coast moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 25 kmph during past 06 hours Andlay centered over West Bengal.
The Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ over West Bengal coast moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 25 kmph during past 06 hours Andlay centered over West Bengal near Latitude 22.7°N and Longitude 88.6°E close to Kolkata as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph 160 km northeast of Digha (West Bengal), 120 km north-northeast of Sagar Islands and 185 km west-northwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
Kolkata (Alipur and Dumdum) both reported 100 kmph winds and 222 mm & 194 mm rainfall respectively at 2030 hrs IST yesterday, the 20th May 2020. The system is now being continuously tracked by the Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) at Kolkata (West Bengal).
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Heavy rainfall Warning
Rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Gangetic West Bengal (east & west Howrah, Hoogli, Kolkata and adjoining districts)during next 06 hours.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places over Meghalaya during next 12 hours and heavy to very heavy falls at a few places over the western districts of Assam and Meghalaya on 21st May.
Gale wind speed reaching 110 to 120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph very likely over Kolkata, Hoogli, Howrah and West Medinipur Districts and 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph over Bardhman, Murshidabad, & Nadia Districts of West Bengal. It is very likely to decrease during next 06 hours.
The fishermen have been advised by the National Disaster Management team not to venture into North Bay of Bengal during next 12 hours. They have also advised fishermen not to venture into North Bay of Bengal along and off North Odisha, West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coasts during next 12 hours.
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