Cyclone Fani Situation Report -3

Reports Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

 

According to AP-New Delhi news, Cyclone Fani made landfall on India’s eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour. The India Meteorological Department said the “extremely severe” cyclone in the Bay of Bengal hit the coastal state of Odisha around 8 a.m., and was forecast to weaken to a “very severe” storm as it moved north-northeast toward the Indian state of West Bengal. Meanwhile special weather bulletin-35 of Bangladesh Meteorological Department informs that the very severe cyclonic storm “Fani” (pronunciation: Foni) moved north-northeastwards, weakened slightly and lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining northwest bay (near lat. 20.5°n, long. 86.1°e) as a very severe cyclonic storm at 03 pm today (03 may 2019) and was about 445 km southwest of Mongla port, 495 km southwest of Payra port, 660 km west of Cox’s Bazar port and 660 km west of Chattogram Port. It is likely to move in a North-Northeasterly direction further over Odisha-West Bengal coastal area, reach Khulna and adjoining southwestern part of Bangladesh by midnight of 03 may 2019.