Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “FANI” over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moves further north-northeastwards

Port Blair, May 02: The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as ‘FONI’) over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved further north-northeastwards with a speed of about 16 kmph in last six hours and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of 02nd May, 2019 over Westcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 16.7°N and longitude 84.8°E, about 360 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), 190 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 550 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 by the afternoon of 3rd May with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.


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