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‘FANI” to cross Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali around Puri during forenoon of 3rd May

Newdelhi:2/5/19:Yesterday’s extremely severe cyclonic storm over westcentral Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved north-northeastwards and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST of 02nd May, 2019 over the same region near latitude 17.1°N and longitude 84.8°E, about 320 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), 170 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 610 km south- southwest of Digha (West Bengal).

It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali around Puri during forenoon of 3rd May, with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph. Landfall process is very likely to continue till noon/afternoon of tomorrow the 3rd May.

After the landfall the system is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, weaken gradually and enter into West Bengal as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with the wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph. It is very likely to move further north- northeastwards and emerge into Bangladesh on 4thApril evening as a Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph.

The cyclone is being tracked by Doppler Weather Radars Vishakhapatnam & Machilipatnam.

Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:

 

Date/Time(IST) Position

(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)

Maximum sustained surface

wind speed (kmph)

Category of cyclonic

Disturbance

02.05.19/1430 17.1/84.8 190-200 gusting to 220 Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm
02.05.19/1730 17.5/85.0 190-200 gusting to 220 Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm
02.05.19/2330 18.3/85.2 180-190 gusting to 210 Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm
03.05.19/0530 19.0/85.5 175-185 gusting to 205 Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm
03.05.19/1130 19.8/85.8 170-180 gusting to 200 Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm
03.05.19/2330 21.3/86.7 130-140 gusting to 155 Very Severe Cyclonic Storm
04.05.19/1130 23.0/88.1 90-100 gusting to 115 Severe Cyclonic Storm
04.05.19/2330 24.7/89.4 50-60 gusting to 70 Deep Depression
05.05.19/1130 26.3/90.8 20-30 gusting to 40 Well Marked Low Pressure Area

 

Warnings:

  • Heavy rainfall warning
  • North Andhra Pradesh: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram district and isolated heavy to extremely

Heavy falls (>20 cm) over Srikakulam district on 2nd May and with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Srikakulam district on 3rd May.

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  • Odisha: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy falls (over Ganjam & Gajapati districts) at isolated places very likely over south coastal & adjoining interior Odisha on 2nd It is likely to increase with moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Odisha & adjoining districts of interior Odisha on 3rd. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Balasore, Mayurbhanj districts of north Odisha on 4th May.
  • West Bengal: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over coastal & adjoining districts of West Bengal on 3rd; and heavy to very falls at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal on 4th Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on 4th May.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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