New Delhi: Director General of Indian Meteorological Department M Mahapatra said that Cyclone Amphan Cyclone is very severe, which can cause big damage.
He said in a press briefing that Amphan has turned into a severe cyclonic storm and maybe knocking between Digha Island in West Bengal and Hatiya Island of Bangladesh on 20 May.
During this time, the speed of winds can be 165 to 175 mph, which can reach 195 mph.
Mahapatra said, ‘As its severe cyclonic storm will turn north-northwest direction in the Bay of North West Bengal in the afternoon or evening of May 20 and in the west between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya (Bangladesh) Islands There is a lot of possibility of crossing the Bengal-Bangladesh coastal areas.
He said that there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall in coastal districts of West Bengal on May 19 and 20. These districts are East Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata.
During the knocking of the storm, stormy waves of about four to six meters high from the sea can submerge the low lying areas of South and North 24 Parganas districts.
Coastal Odisha is also expected to receive light to moderate rainfall at many places on 19 May. In north coastal Odisha, heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at some places in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts and heavy rain at some places in Khoradha and Puri districts.
Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Keonjhar districts in northern Odisha may receive heavy rains at some places on May 20.