cyclone fani

Guwahati, May 1, 2019

The cyclone Fani, which has been predicted to be ‘extremely severe’ cyclone storm due to its heightened wind speeds is likely to hit the Northeastern part of India this week.

“Tropical cyclone Fani is continuing to strengthen out in open waters and is currently an extremely severe cyclonic storm with sustained winds over 100mph (161km/h) Fani is forecast to make landfall in NE India or Bangladesh later this week”, the BBC Weather reported via Twitter.

As per the report packing winds of nearly 100 mph, the cyclone storm is likely to bring destructive winds and devastating storm surge. This tropical cyclone fani is reportedly intensifying in the Bay of Bengal and may have the strongest landfall in parts of eastern India later this week.

Fani is now equivalent in strength to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale in the Bay of Bengal, Down To Earth reported.

The India Meteorological Department(IMD) is calling Fani a “very severe cyclonic storm,” expecting it to intensify into an “extremely severe cyclonic storm.”

As per the IMD, the cyclone storm is likely to make landfall on the Odisha coast between Puri and Kendrapara on May 3rd 2019.

Expressing concern over the situation arising due to Cyclone Fani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, sounded an alarm and prayed for everyone’s safety. Modi said he had spoken to officials to take preventive measure and provide assistance.



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