Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm on Wednesday as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speed of 155-165 gusting to 185 kmph.
In the next 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places in north coastal Odisha (Balasore, Bhadrak) with isolated heavy rain in Jagatsinghpur district, the India Meteorological Department said in its latest bulletin.
“Gale wind, speed reaching 60 to 70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph will prevailing along and off Balasore coast during the next 3 hours. It will gradually decrease subsequently,” it added.
The fishermen have been advised not to venture into North Bay of Bengal long and off North Odisha, West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coasts during the next 12 hours.
Sea condition will be high to very high over Northeast Bay of Bengal for next 6 hours.