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Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: Heavy Damage Reported in West Bengal and Odisha; Storm to Move North-Northeastwards

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

The very severe super cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 27 kmph during past 06 hours, further weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 21st May 2020 over Bangladesh near Lat. 24.7 °N and Long. 89.5°E about 270 km north-northeast of Kolkata, 150 km south of Dhubri and 110 km south-southeast of Rangpur (Bangladesh). It is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further into a Deep Depression during next 03 hours and into a Depression during subsequent 06 hours, says the Indian Meteorological weather forecast report. Moreover, the powerful cyclone destroyed thousands of homes, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid the coronavirus crisis.  

Amphan, the most severe storm in the Bay of Bengal since the Odisha super cyclone of 1999, made landfall between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. 

Cyclone Amphan killed 12 people in West Bengal 

Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, has killed 12 people in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. 

Over five lakh people had been taken to shelters in Bengal and over one lakh in Odisha. 

Heavy falls very likely at isolated places over western Assam & Meghalaya 

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) continues to pass through Lat.5°N/Long.85°E, Lat.8°N/Long.90°E, Car Nicobar, Lat.11°N/Long.95°E.  Heavy to very heavy falls very likely at isolated places over western Assam & Meghalaya and heavy at isolated places over and Northeastern states during next 24 hours. 

The Northern Limit of Monsoon continues to pass through Lat.5°N/Long.85°E, Lat.8°N/Long.90°E, Car Nicobar, Lat.11°N/Long.95°E.  
 

Heat Wave very likely to occur over Gujarat on 21st 

Due to likely northwesterly winds at lower levels & dry weather over most parts of northwest, central and West India, these are very likely to rise gradually by 2-4°C over plains of Northwest, Central & West India during next 2-3 days; and rise gradually by 2-3°C over south Peninsular India from today onwards. As a result, heat wave very likely to occur over Gujarat on 21st; over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha during 21st-24th May; over Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana and Rayalseema during 22nd-24th May and over Uttar Pradesh during 23rd-24th May 2020. 

Rain/Thundershowers observed at most places over West Bengal & Sikkim, coastal Odisha and Lakshadweep; at many places over Jharkhand; at a few places over west Bihar and west Assam & Meghalaya and at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  

Rainfall recorded (from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0530 hours IST of today) (2 cm or more): Kolkata (ALP)-22; Kolkata (Dum-Dum)-19; Paradip-9; Baripada & Digha-8; Haldia-7; Kolkata & Balasore-6 each; Keonjhargarh-5; Jamshedpur & Chandbali-4 each; Santiniketan, Canning, Balurghat, Bankura, Minicoy & Bhubaneshwar-3 each and PanagarhPuri & Cuttack-2 each.  

Yesterday, extremely Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Odisha.  

Thunderstorm observed (from 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0530 hours IST of today) at isolated places over Kerala.  

As per reports, the maximum temperature was appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places north Saurashtra & Kutch and at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal; above normal while Minimum Temperature was appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at many places over Bihar. 

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