Amphan’s Path Similar to Bulbul, But Won’t Be as Severe as 1999 Super Cyclone During Landfall : IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director-General Mrityunjay Mohapatra on Monday Says that With gale winds likely to touch a peak speed of 195 kmph, tropical cyclonic storm Amphan, which is currently categorised as a super cyclone, is primed to inflict a lot of damage in the coastal districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh.

IMD DG also says However, it is likely to reduce in intensity and will be an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ when it makes landfall between Digha in Bengal and Hatiya in Bangladesh on May 20.

The IMD DG also expects the cyclone to not be stationary during landfall and it will move ahead fast. It will weaken after landfall into a very severe cyclonic storm and by the evening of May 21 will weaken further to a depression.

The cyclone Amphan is likely to reduce in intensity and will be an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ when it makes landfall between Digha in Bengal and Hatiya in Bangladesh on May 20.

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