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Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: Landfall begins, Kolkata to be hit by evening

The cyclone will reach as a depression in regions of Assam tomorrow resulting in heavy railnfall in the state, said IMD DG.

Abhishek Lohia
  • May 20 2020 4:43PM
Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Amphan Live Updates: The landfall process for Cyclone ‘Amphan’ has begun at Digah in West Bengal. The process is likely to continue for four hours and hit Kolkata by evening with a wind speed of 120 km/hr. The extremely severe cyclonic storm lay at 106 km south-southeast of Paradip, Odisha, 95 km south of Digha, West Bengal at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. Lakhs of people in West Bengal and Odisha have been evacuated from vulnerable areas and shifted to safer locations. North coastal districts of Odisha is experiencing heavy rainfall along with west Mednipore, south and north 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata districts of West Bengal.

Indian meteorological officials said Cyclone Amphan, which has now weakened from Super Cyclone to an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm, observed a wind speed ranging between 180–195 km/hr as it makes landfall. Earlier on Tuesday, NDRF chief SN Pradhan in a media briefing said that a total of 41 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any emergency situation arising out of Super Cyclone Amphan. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said since the super cyclone is gradually weakening, its impact is unlikely to be very severe on Odisha.

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Cyclone Amphan: Assam to witness heavy rainfall

The cyclone will reach as a depression in regions of Assam tomorrow resulting in heavy railnfall in the state, said IMD DG. 

Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata in line of storm

The MeT department said that strongest winds will be expected in West Bengal with Kolkata in line of storm. The wind speed will however decrease after evening. 

Restoration has already begun: NDRF chief

Based on experiences during cyclone FANI, all the teams are equipped with tree cutters/pole cutters for post landfall restoration, if need arises said SN Pradhan, NDRF chief

Cyclone Amphan landfall commences 

The 4-hour landfall process of cyclone Amphan has begin. It has weakened into extremely severe cyclonic storm. The waves are expected to be between 4-6 metres.

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