Cyclone Amphan to hit Odisha, Bengal

Cyclone Amphan to hit Odisha, Bengal

Agency News

New Delhi, May 20 : The cyclone Amphan, though slightly weakened, is expected to make its landfall close to Sunderbans between Digha (Bengal) and Hatia Islands (Bangladesh) as an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" on Wednesday afternoon.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) head M Mohapatra, the cyclone will dump heavy rain with winds howling at 155-165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph fearing huge losses. "After the 1999 Odisha cyclone, Amphan is the most intense and the first super cyclone," Mr Mohapatra informed. "We are dealing with a multi-hazard scenario. Devastating winds are likely to cause extensive damage," the IMD chief maintained. (UNI)