Cyclone Fani Situation Report -2

Reports Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019


According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin-281, the very severe cyclonic storm “FANI” (ECP:970 hPa) (pronunciation Foni) over west-central bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area and was centered about 1065 km southwest of Chattogram port, 1025 km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 915 km southwest of Mongla port and 925 km southwest of Payra port at 9 am today the 2nd May 2019. It is likely to intensify further, move in a north-northeasterly direction, cross Odisha coast of India and then moved north-northeasterly direction further over Odisha-West Bengal coastal area, reach Satkhira, Khulna and adjoining southwestern part of Bangladesh by evening of 03 may 2019. Khulna and adjoining Southwestern coastal region of Bangladesh will experience the peripheral effect of the very severe cyclonic storm “Fani” by the morning of 03 may 2019. Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 kms of the storm center is about 160 kph rising to 180 kph in gusts/ squalls. As the BMD forecasts, the Sea will remain very high near the cyclone Centre.