Cyclone Fani highlights: Storm likely to intensify by Tuesday night, landfall expected in Odisha on Friday

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New Delhi | Updated:May 01, 2019 4:45:17 pm

The wind speed of a cyclonic storm is about 80-90 kilometres per hour with wind gusting up to nearly 100 kmph.

cyclone fani, cyclone fani path, cyclone fani live, cyclone fani latest update, cyclone fani odisha, cyclone fani chennai, cyclone fani landfall, cyclone fani live updateThe Navy has also been asked to stay on alert near the coast of Bay of Bengal.

Cyclone Fani is expected to intensify into ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ by Tuesday night. It is also likely to make a landing in Odisha coast by Friday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department said today. It added that the cyclone lays over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal, and is about 830 km nearly south of Puri in Odisha and 670 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. “It is very likely to intensify further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards till May 1 evening and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards and reach Odisha coast by May 3 afternoon with maximum sustained wind of speed 170-180 kilometers per hour gusting to 200 kmph,” the IMD statement said.

The Indian Coast Guard and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are already on high alert The wind speed of a cyclonic storm is about 80-90 kilometres per hour with wind gusting up to nearly 100 kmph. During an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, the wind speed rises to 170-180 kmph and the speed may increase to 195-200 kmph.

During next 24 hours, light to moderate rainfall in some places with heavy falls at isolated areas is expected over Kerala, anorth coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh . Heavy rainfall is expected over north coastal Andhra Pradesh on Thursday and light to moderate rainfall at some places with heavy to very heavy rainfall couple of other plces the next day. Odisha may receive light to moderate rainfall at some places from Thursday. State’s South coastal areas may also receive heavy to very heavy rainfall the same day.

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03:41 (IST)01 May 2019
IMD has issued a formal cyclone alert for Odisha, West Bengal and parts of Andhra Pradesh

Director of the regional meteorological centre, H R Biswas said the impact of Cyclone 'Fani' is likely to be much more severe than 'Titli', which had hit the Odisha-Andhra coast last year and killed at least 60 people

02:27 (IST)01 May 2019
Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief and rescue operations

The Indian Army and the Indian Air Force units in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal have also been put on standby," a Home Ministry official said.

00:43 (IST)01 May 2019
Navy, Coast Guard ships and copters, NDRF teams deployed along east coast to deal with cyclone Fani

Navy and Coast Guard ships and helicopters, relief teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in strategic locations, while Army and Air Force units have been put on standby as severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' is approaching towards India's eastern coast, officials said Tuesday.

22:03 (IST)30 Apr 2019
West Bengal govt takes all precautionary measures for Cyclone Fani

With the IMD issuing a formal alert that Cyclone Fani is likely to hit the coastal areas of West Bengal, the state government has taken all precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident, officials said Tuesday.

The India Meteorological Department(IMD) has extended cyclone alert to north Andhra Pradesh coast and West Bengal coast, apart from Odisha, which it is expected to cross by Friday.

20:42 (IST)30 Apr 2019
IMD issuing hourly bulletins on Cyclone Fani

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has been issuing three hourly bulletins with latest forecast to all the states concerned. The home ministry is also in continuous touch with the state governments and the central agencies concerned.

19:09 (IST)30 Apr 2019
NDRF has deployed 41 teams

Indian Coast Guard and Navy have deployed ships & helicopters for relief and rescue operations. Armyand Air Force units in Andhra, Odisha and West Bengal have been put on standby. NDRF is deploying 41 teams for prepositioning. States have issued advisories to ensure that fishermen do not venture into the sea

18:19 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Cyclone Fani likely intensify by late Tuesday

As per India Meteorological Department, 'Fani' is likely to intensify into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' by late Tuesday night and can hit the Odisha coast by Friday afternoon.

17:53 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Cyclone Fani may bring rains to north Tamil Nadu

Light to moderate rainfall is expected in northern parts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of Cyclone 'Fani' which is presently lying over southwest Bayof Bengal, Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director S Balachandran said Tuesday.

"Kumarikadal, Mannarvalaikuda and northern parts of the state would be receiving strong winds with speed ranging between 30 and 50 km per hour today," he said. Balachandran said the cyclone has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm.

17:41 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Navy ships on standby

Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam are Chennai are standing-by to proceed to most affected areas to undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief, evacuation, logistic support including providing medical aid, reports ANI

17:05 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Naveen Patnaik for further postponing Patkura polls due to cyclone

With the IMD forecasting very severe cyclonic storm FANI likely hit the Odisha coast on May 3 night, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said he would urge the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to postpone polling in Patkura assembly segment. 'I am going to see the Chief Election Commissioner about postponing the election in the Patkura assembly seat in case the cyclone hits Odisha,' Patnaik told reporters.

16:38 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Cyclone Fani may hit Odisha on May 3: NDMA

"Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani likely to hit Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri on 3rd May with wind speed of 175-185 kmph gusting upto 205 kmph," NDMA says

16:24 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Heavy rainfall expected in Andhra Pradesh

Heavy rainfall is very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh on Thursday and light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places a day later. Odisha is expected to get light to moderate rainfall at many places from Thursday. South coastal Odisha is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on the same day.

16:09 (IST)30 Apr 2019
What is the wind speed of a cyclonic storm?

The wind speed of a cyclonic storm is 80-90 kilometres per hour with wind gusting up to 100 kmph. In case of an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm', the wind speed goes up to 170-180 kmph and could gain the speed of 195-200 kmph. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over Kerala, at a few places over north coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next 24 hours.

15:47 (IST)30 Apr 2019
NDRF, ICG on alert

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Coast Guard were put on high alert and the fishermen were asked not to venture into the sea, the Union Home Ministry said. The wind speed of a cyclonic storm is 80-90 kilometres per hour with wind gusting up to 100 kmph. In case of an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm', the wind speed goes up to 170-180 kmph and could gain the speed of 195-200 kmph.

15:32 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Centre orders release of Rs 1,086 cr to 4 states

The Centre on Tuesday ordered release of Rs 1,086 crore to four states as advance financial assistance for undertaking preventive and relief measures to deal with cyclone 'Fani', which is approaching the Indian coast. After decision of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), the Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered for release of financial aid of Rs 1,086 crore to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) of four states , an official statement stated.

14:42 (IST)30 Apr 2019
IMD issues statement

'It is very likely to intensify further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards till May 1 evening and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards and reach Odisha coast by May 3 afternoon with maximum sustained wind of speed 170-180 kilometers per hour gusting to 200 kmph,' the IMD said.

14:08 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Cyclone 'Fani' may intensify into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' by late night

Cyclone 'Fani' may intensify into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm' by late night. it is also likely to hit the Odisha coast by Friday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department has said Tuesday. The department, in its 12 pm bulletin that the cyclone lays over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal, about 830 km nearly south of Puri (Odisha) and 670 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and about 680 km northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka).

13:39 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Thunderstorm likely in Delhi

Delhiites May get some respite from the sweltering heat on Tuesday as the Met office predicted thunderstorm and dust storm in the national capital. The maximum temperature is likely to be 42 degrees Celsius, it said. Skies are expected to be partly cloudy. Since last week, Delhi has seen temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature recorded was 23 degrees Celsius and humidity was 23 per cent, reports PTI.

13:07 (IST)30 Apr 2019
NDRF team prepositioned at Odisha's Balasore

Expecting possible landfall in Bhadrak/Balasore region of Odisha, the NDRF has been prepositioned at Balasore and further bolstered with manpower and equipment especially tree cutters. Jharkhand RRC alerted to be on hot standby. All teams have also been out on standby in Mundali.

12:47 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Fani intensified into severe cyclone

Cyclone Fani has intensified into severe cyclone. It is currently lying 700 km east south east of Chennai. The cyclone is expected to curve northwest-wards on Wednesday and after that may recurve towards Odisha coast, says NDMA. the cyclone is expected to make landfall in Odisha on May 4.

12:36 (IST)30 Apr 2019
Gale wind speed reaching 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph: NDMA

'Gale wind speed reaching 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph and very high to phenomenal Seas very likely over SW & adjoining SE Bay of Bengal (BOB) & neighbourhood & phenomenal sea conditions over SW Bay & adjoining west-central BOB & along & off north #Tamilnadu', NDMA tweeted on Monday

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