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Extremely severe cyclonic storm, Amphan to weaken: Met department

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19th May, 2020 22:50 IST


Kolkata: The excessively cyclonic tempest Amphan in west-focal Bay of Bengal is probably going to debilitate into a ‘very serious cyclonic tempest’ by early afternoon Tuesday, the Met division said here.

The framework, which was arranged 670 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal, is probably going to move north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal, and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh drifts toward the evening or night of Wednesday as an ‘extreme cyclonic tempest’, the Met office said.

The meteorologist said that Amphan is required to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh drifts between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh on May 20 as a serious cyclonic tempest, subsequent to losing some steam as it approaches landfall, with a most extreme continued breeze speed of 155 to 165 kmph blasting to 180 kmph.

Hurricane wind speeds arriving at 240 to 250 kmph were beating west-focal and connecting east-focal Bay of Bengal, the Met office stated, including, it will bit by bit diminish to 200 to 210 kmph blasting to 230 kmph by Tuesday evening.

The Met office, which has given an “orange message” for West Bengal, cautioned of broad harm in Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore areas.

There is probably going to be disturbance of rail and street connect at a few spots, removing of correspondence and force posts and broad harm to a wide range of ‘kutcha’ houses, the meteorologist said.

There is likewise probability of enormous damage to standing yields, manors and plantations, the Met office said. Wind speeds along and off the beach front territories of West Bengal will arrive at 45 to 55 kmph with whirlwinds kmph from Tuesday evening, and will progressively increment turning out to be hurricane wind speeds arriving at 75 to 85 kmph with blasts up to 95 kmph from May 20 morning along and off regions of North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly, Regional Met Director G K Das said.

“It will progressively increment from that point getting 110 to 120 kmph blasting to 130 kmph over West Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata and wind rates of 165 to 175 kmph blasting to 195 kmph over the regions of North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore from the evening to night of May 20,” Das said.

Under its effect, the seaside regions of Gangetic West Bengal, including North and South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly are probably going to encounter light to direct rain at numerous spots with overwhelming deluge at secluded spots Tuesday, he said.

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