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Cyclone Amphan, Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Storm weakens into ‘extremely severe’ category, rain lashes several parts of Odisha
Weather Forecast Today, Cyclone Amphan Live News Updates: Cyclone Amphan is likely to weaken into an extremely severe cyclonic storm, move north-northeastwards over the Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha and Hatia Islands during Wednesday afternoon.
By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: May 19, 2020 7:54:21 pm



Dark clouds cover the skies in Kolkata. Cyclone Amphan is due to make landfall tomorrow evening. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)
Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Amphan Live Updates: Super cyclone ‘Amphan’ weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday as it moved closer to the coast, triggering rainfall in several parts of Odisha, where the state government stepped up efforts to evacuate people in vulnerable areas.
The storm lay centred over the west-central Bay of Bengal, about 420 km south of Paradip (Odisha), 570 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 700 km south-southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh, said H R Biswas, the director of Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar. Under its impact, light rain was witnessed in several areas of Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Khurda districts of Odisha, and the intensity of rainfall and wind speed was likely to increase gradually, a Met official said.
Earlier today, NDRF chief SN Pradhan in a media briefing said that a total of 41 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any emergency situation arising out of Super Cyclone Amphan. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said since the super cyclone is gradually weakening, its impact is unlikely to be very severe on Odisha.

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Cyclone Amphan, Weather Forecast: Massive evacuation as Cyclone Amphan becomes a 'super cyclone'; NDRF deploys teams in Odisha, West Bengal. Read live updates, latest news in Bangla, Malayalm, Tamil, Hindi


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19:32 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Evacuation of people living in low-lying areas under progress
NDRF teams evacuating people on war footing from coastal villages near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Odisha to safe shelters.




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18:51 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Cyclone Amphan weakens into 'extremely severe' category
Super cyclone ‘Amphan’ weakened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday as it moved closer to the coast, triggering rainfall in several parts of Odisha, where the state government stepped up efforts to evacuate people in vulnerable areas.



18:42 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Amphan: Rapid response teams to keep eye on tiger movement in Sundarbans
With cyclone 'Amphan' set to lash coastal areas of Bengal on May 20, the forest department on Tuesday formed rapid response teams to ensure that tigers from Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas district do not stray into nearby human settlements after the landfall.
Chief Wildlife Warden Ravi Kant Sinha said a control room has been set up at Gosaba area in the district by the forest department to monitor the situation in the mangrove jungles 24x7. The department's central control room in Salt Lake area will be in constant touch with the Gosaba unit and keep a close watch on wildlife movement in the forest.
If there are attempts by tigers to stray from the core reserve area into the contiguous villages, we will be able to notice that from the two control rooms and our rapid response teams will take steps to send back the animal to its habitat," he explained.
The response teams have been deployed in Sajnekhali and Jharkhali areas of South 24 Parganas with tranquiliser guns, net and speed boats to negotiate the creeks crisscrossing the forest.




18:22 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Rain in Kolkata, cyclone Amphan to make landfall tomorrow
Rainfall has hit Kolkata in West Bengal. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall in the state tomorrow.

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Cyclone Amphan, Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Storm weakens into ‘extremely severe’ category, rain lashes several parts of Odisha
 

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17:59 (IST)19 MAY 2020
How tropical cyclones are named
In 2000, a group of nations called WMO/ESCAP (World Meteorological Organisation/United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), which comprised Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, decided to start naming cyclones in the region. After each country sent in suggestions, the WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) finalised the list.
The WMO/ESCAP expanded to include five more countries in 2018-Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Adopting names for cyclones makes it easier for people to remember, as opposed to numbers and technical terms. Click here to read our explainer.



This May 17, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Amphan over the Bay of Bengal in India.




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17:19 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Extensive damage expected, no one should be outside: DG IMD
"We are dealing with a multi-hazard scenario, extensive damage expected, no one should be outside, people in low lying areas to be evacuated," DG, India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
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17:12 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Cyclone Amphan: Bengal, Assam and Sikkim brace for overflowing rivers, flooding
In view of the Super Cyclone ‘Amphan’ making a landfall tomorrow, the Department of Water Resources has issued a flood warning for 26 districts in West Bengal, Assam and Sikkim.
Flooding will be associated with the heavy to very heavy rainfall caused by Cyclone Amphan advancing landwards from the Bay of Bengal. As on Tuesday afternoon, Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall along Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands in Bangladesh, and maintain a wind speed ranging between 155 – 165km / hr gusting to 195km/hr on May 20. More details here.



16:52 (IST)19 MAY 2020
SMS alerts being generated to people in affected dists, for evacuation: Telecom Secy
"SMS alerts are being generated to people in affected districts, for evacuation. It is up to state governments that in what frequency they want to send alerts," Telecom Secretary said.

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16:48 (IST)19 MAY 2020
NDRF, IMD officials hold presser on Cyclone Amphan
NDRF, IMD officials Tuesday held a press conference on Cyclone Amphan. Here are the key highlights:
*A total of 41 NDRF teams including reserves are deployed in Odisha and West Bengal
*This is second disaster coming as we are already fighting COVID-19; this requires continuous monitoring, NDRF DG S N Pradhan says
*This is the most intense cyclone - the second super cyclone - which has been formed in the Bay of Bengal after 1999. Its wind speed in the sea right now is 200-240 kmph. It is moving towards the north-northwestward direction, IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.
*Districts which can be possibly affected in Bengal are North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts, IMD chief says
*Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah and West Midnapore districts will face wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting up to 135 kmph.

*Cabinet Secretary took National Crisis Management Committee meeting today. Home Minister spoke with CMs of both states. Centre and states are together taking all required preparation, NDRF DG told.
*A cyclone shelter where normal capacity is 1,000 can accommodate only 500 people, due to need for physical distancing. "Coordination, awareness on both Amphan and Covid-19, evacuation, community relationships is needed. NDRF is working on all these areas," NDRF DG said.

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16:37 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Mamata Banerjee: Nearly 3 lakh people evacuated from 3 coastal districts of Bengal
At least 3 lakh people have been evacuated from 3 coastal districts of West Bengal and moved to relief shelters, state CM Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. She also requested Railways to not bring migrants back in the state. "I request Railways not to bring back migrant workers to West Bengal on Wednesday, Thursday morning as a precautionary measure," she said.






16:28 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Amphan only the second super cyclone in Bay of Bengal since 1999
Cyclone Amphan (pronounced Um-Pun) is only the second Super Cyclone to have formed in the Bay of Bengal in the last two decades.
“Super Cyclone Amphan intensified very rapidly in the 24 hours between the evening of May 17 and May 18. Though there have been two or three super cyclones in the past, Super Cyclone Amphan is only the second after the Odisha Super Cyclone of 1999 to form in the North Indian Ocean. The Odisha Super Cyclone remains the strongest cyclone in the history of cyclones in this region,” Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director general, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said earlier.

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16:20 (IST)19 MAY 2020
West Bengal: North 24 Parganas district receives heavy rainfall.
Visuals from Bengal's North 24 Paraganas district.





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16:12 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Senior officers sent to supervise preparations: Odisha Chief Secretary
Odisha Chief Secretary A K Tripathy said four senior officers with vast experience in handling such calamities have been deputed to different districts on the direction of chief minister Navin Patnaik to supervise preparations and guide the local administration.



16:08 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Odisha, West Bengal prepare for Cyclone Amphan: 37 NDRF teams deployed
There at 37 teams of the NDRF currently in Odisha and West Bengal. Rescue teams of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are also only standby. Officials from the Department of Telecommunications and Ministry of Power have been deployed in the states to ensure essential services are maintained.



16:06 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Super Cyclone Amphan: Cabinet Secretary holds meeting to review preparedness
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a third meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) this afternoon to review the preparedness of agencies to deal with Super Cyclone Amphan. Gauba directed state authorities to ensure people in low lying areas were evacuated, and essential supplies were stocked up.



16:00 (IST)19 MAY 2020
Visuals from Kolkata
The Met department, which has issued an "orange message" for West Bengal, warned of extensive damage in Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, South and North 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts.












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Super Cyclone Amphan loses ‘Eye’, will go for a ‘replacement’!

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May 19, 2020 1:47 PM

JTWC believes that cyclone Amphan will see an eye replacement during the next 24 hours. And the warning it drops is, with a new eye, cyclone Amphan may regain its ferocity in next 24 hours

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Infrared Satellite image shows Cyclone Amphan sans 'Eye'

Bhubaneswar: The big cyclone breaking this morning is super cyclone Amphan has lost its ‘eye’. The eastern side eyewall of cyclone Amphan is now open. The rapid consolidation of the cyclone Amphan is now facing the oceanic bumps.

But all is not doom for the super cyclone Amphan. The western eyewall is still solidly entrenched, and which is now tilted towards the coastal Odisha, reveals both the infrared and visual satellite images of cyclone Amphan. (see the image below)

Even, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) has very clearly mentioned in its latest analysis that the ‘eye’ of cyclone Amphan is lost now. The ace forecaster attributed the rupture or opening of the eastern eye wall to easterly shear and mid-level dry air. These two factors are proving roadblocks on the path of Amphan’s intensification, it outlined.

These satellite images dropped the big clue as why cyclone Amphan will revert to being extremely severe cyclone today, and, also, why the central pressure of the system will topple the 955 hPa during the next 6 hours. The current central pressure of the system is measured at 940 hPa from 919 hPa 24 hours ago, when IMD had declared cyclone Amphan as a Super Cyclone.

Will Cyclone Amphan Lose Steam?

It seems unlikely. Though tight band of eyewalls indicate greater intensification and the vice versa, the observation of Met scientists is this happens in the category of super cyclonic storms. They say such super storm undergo eye replacement cycle, where the old eye gives way to formation of a new eye.

And during such replacement period, the storm loses its intensity and weakens little.

But they warn that it doesn’t mean that the impact will be lessened in any significant way. Rather, their observation is this process undoubtedly will downgrade the category but the spread of cyclone’s force winds will then spread to larger areas. In simple words, the destructive edge of the cyclone remains more or less, intact.

Cyclone Amphan will have an ‘eye’ replacement?

As per JTWC, the easterly shear and mid-level dry air are only primary constraints. The wind shear that is laying hurdles on Amphan’s path is measured higher at 33 km/hr.

Since the system is tracking north-northeast ward, the eye will consolidate in the region where the wind will be less turbulent, Met scientists observe.

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Cyclone Amphan Strike Probability Map Source:ECMWF

Therefore, JTWC believes that cyclone Amphan will see an eye replacement during the next 24 hours. And the warning it drops is, with a new eye, cyclone Amphan may regain its ferocity in next 24 hours.

The JTWC analysis shows post eye consolidation, the new core of cyclone Amphan will become more robust and the shear vector will also become more aligned with the storm motion, which will result in lower effective shear.

The Bottom Line

The timeline shows super cyclone Amphan will gain strength by tonight. And exactly, at this hour the super system will be moving parallel to Odisha coasts. Therefore, the time period between tonight (May 19) and tomorrow evening (landfall time) will be very crucial for Odisha.





 

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Cyclone Amphan very likely to weaken into ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, says weather department

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May 19, 2020 10:43 AM

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A screenshot of Cyclone Amphan, which will make landfall in West Bengal on May 19. | earth.nullschool.net

Cyclone Amphan, expected to make landfall in West Bengal by Wednesday evening, is very likely to weaken into an “extremely severe cylonic storm” in the next six hours, the India Meteorological Department said in its 8.15 am bulletin on Tuesday. On Monday, Amphan had been classified as a “super cyclone”.

Cyclone Amphan moved North-North East during the six hours preceding 5.30 am at a speed of 14 km per hour, the IMD said. At 5.30 am, it lay centered over West Central Bay of Bengal, about 520 km south of Paradip in Odisha, the weather department added. It said that the cyclone is very likely to cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha and Hatiya Islands, close to the Sunderbans, by Wednesday evening.

IMD Director-General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said on Monday evening that cyclone Amphan might inflict a lot of damage in the coastal districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh, News18 reported. East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas will be the most affected, with tidal waves four metres to six metres tall.

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A map showing the location of Cyclone Amphan on Tuesday morning in the Bay of Bengal.

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Source: IMD

“The storm has fed on high ocean thermal energy and high wind shear,” Mohapatra said. “It is only the second time that a super cyclone has formed over Bay of Bengal, the first being the 1999 super cyclone that hit Odisha. The heat content in seas of Bay of Bengal is always higher compared to Arabian Sea. This helps formation of cyclones.” Mohapatra added that the eye of the storm is likely to pass through the Sunderbans, but its intensity might be lesser than that of Cyclone Fani, which hit India’s eastern coast in 2019.

The cyclone is likely to bring heavy rainfall to Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Keonjhar districts in Odisha on Wednesday. The IMD also expects the cyclone to not be stationary during landfall, instead moving ahead fast and weakening into a depression by Thursday evening.

“The wind speed… when it hits land would be 165-175 km per hour, gusting to up to 195 km per hour,” Mohapatra said in a Facebook live event on Monday evening. “Districts in West Bengal, including East and West Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata would be affected severely.”

Twenty-five NDRF teams deployed

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the preparedness for the cyclone. The National Disaster Response Force informed the officials present at the meeting that 25 teams had been deployed to tackle the situation and 12 were in reserve, The Indian Express reported. It added that Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard teams have been put on alert.

Odisha Joint Commissioner (Relief) Prabhat Mohapatra said that evacuation of people from low-lying and vulnerable areas of all coastal districts in the state is under way. Residents from coastal areas of Jagatsinghpur district were shifted to a cyclone shelter late on Monday, ANI reported.

On May 16, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik set a target of zero casualty for his administration. The state government had also urged the Centre to temporarily suspend the special trains for migrants passing through areas that fall in the direction of the cyclone. Last year in May, major parts of the state were devastated by cyclone Fani.






 

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Super Cyclone Amphan Live Update: Paradip Records Highest Rainfall

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May 20, 2020 - 7:38 AM





Paradip has recorded highest rainfall of 180.1 mm and wind speed of 96 kmph under the impact of super cyclonic storm Amphan.



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Wind speed in Kendrapara reported between 90 to 120 kmph. Cyclone Amphan causes uprooting of trees and poles.



 
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