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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Cyclone About 450 km From Odisha, Armed Forces On Alert

Cyclone Fani, which has turned into an "extreme severe cyclonic" storm, is about 450 km from the Odisha coast, the India Meteorological Department or IMD said in an early morning tweet. It said that the cyclonic storm – also pronounced 'FONI' – is moving northwards with a speed of 5 kms per hour in last six hours and is likely to make landfall at Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali anytime after tomorrow afternoon, with wind speed of up to 200 km per hour.

Nineteen districts of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit by cyclone Fani. East Coast Railway cancelled 22 trains on Wednesday, taking the total to 103 trains.


IMD has issued a "Yellow Alert" warning for Odisha, West Bengal and three districts of Andhra Pradesh. In a special bulletin issued yesterday, the weather department has forewarned about possible destruction. Fishermen have been asked not to venture out for fishing from May 1 to May 5.

Cyclone Fani: Odisha Braces For Storm, 103 Trains Cancelled So Far
Railways has cancelled at least 103 trains in light of cyclone "Fani", which is likely to affect 19 districts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, besides Kolkata."
May 02, 2019
09:17 (IST)
Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall in south of Puri

After moving  in the Northwest direction, Cyclone Fani is now recurving Northeast and moving parallel to the coast of Vishakapatnam. The cyclonic storm is 220 kms away from Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) 430 kms from Puri, Odisha. 

Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall in south of Puri. It will be bringing in heavy showers to Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal over the weekend.

The intensity of the cyclone will be 170-180 gusting to 200 at the time of landfall.

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