Kolkata: Super cyclonic storm ‘Amfan’ is slowly moving towards the coast of Bengal. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the storm is moving north and northeast at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour in the last few hours. As a severe cyclonic storm, in the afternoon or evening of 20 May, move north-northwest direction in the Bay of North-West Bengal and between the Digha (West Bengal) and Hatia (Bangladesh) Islands, the West Bengal-Bangladesh coastal areas There is a possibility of crossing. According to reports, the storm can hit the shores at a speed of up to 180 kilometers per hour.
Amfan can cause a lot of destruction
Explain that Cyclone Amfan is very severe, which can cause large scale damage. It has turned into a severe cyclonic storm and is expected to strike between Digha Island in West Bengal and Hatia Archipelago of Bangladesh on 20 May. During this time the speed of winds can reach 180 kilometers per hour or even above. Due to this storm, the coastal districts of West Bengal will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 19 and 20. These districts are East Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata.
It can also rain in Odisha
During the knocking of the storm, stormy waves of about 4 to 6 meters high from the sea can submerge the lowlands of South and North 24 Parganas districts. Coastal Odisha is also expected to receive light to moderate rainfall at many places on May 19. In northern coastal Odisha, heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at some places in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts and at some places in Khoradha and Puri districts. Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Keonjhar districts in northern Odisha may also receive heavy rainfall at some places on May 20.