Mumbai: Cyclone Amphan moved across the Bay of Bengal to reach the North-northeast wards with a speed of 14km/ph during the past 6 hours according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
Amphan is likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the next 6 hours. It’s likely to cross Bangladesh coasts between Digha & Hatiya Islands close to Sundarbans during the afternoon/evening of 20 May, says IMD.
IMD has issued a Cyclone alert in Bengal and Odisha. North Odisha has the chance of getting severely affected by the cyclone. However, the coastal residents have been shifted to the cyclone shelter last night.
“AmphanCyclone is the Second Super Cyclone over the Bay of Bengal after the 1999 Super Cyclone which hit Odisha. It will probably land on 20th May between Digha in West Bengal & Hatiya Island of Bangladesh”, says Director General of NDRF.