Cyclone Amphan is an excessively intense typhoon which is able to wreak large-scale injury, India Meteorological Division Director Normal M Mohapatra mentioned on Monday.
Amphan has intensified into an excellent cyclonic typhoon and is predicted to make a landfall on Might 20 between the Digha islands in West Bengal and Hatia islands of Bangladesh, Mohapatra mentioned at a press briefing.
“Cyclone Amphan could be very intense. It has the possible to wreak large-scale injury,” Mr Mohapatra mentioned.
It’s more likely to de-intensify to a particularly serious cyclonic typhoon when it makes a landfall. The wind velocity all through the landfall might be 165-175 kilometres according to hour gusting upto 195 kilometres according to hour.
“It is vitally more likely to transfer north-northeastwards throughout northwest Bay of Bengal and go West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) just about Sundarbans all through the afternoon / night of Might 20 as a particularly serious cyclonic typhoon,” Mr Mohapatra mentioned.
He added that the coastal districts of West Bengal will obtain heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall on Might 19 and 20. This contains East Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata in West Bengal.
Typhoon surge of about 4-6 metres above astronomical tide is more likely to inundate low mendacity spaces of South and North 24 Parganas and about 3-Four metres over the low mendacity spaces of East Medinipur district of West Bengal all through the time of landfall.
Coastal Odisha is more likely to revel in gentle to average rainfall at many puts. Rainfall at maximum puts with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a couple of puts over north coastal Odisha — Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts– and remoted heavy falls over Khordha and Puri districts on Might 19.
Remoted heavy rainfall is predicted over north Odisha — Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Keonjhar districts — on Might 20.