Cyclone ‘Amphan’ likely to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 12 hours

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department has said that cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ over the southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm in the next 12 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm by Monday morning.

The IMD stated that the cyclone is likely to move north-northwestwards initially till May 17 and then re-curve towards West Bengal and adjoining North Odisha coasts during May 18-20.

“Fishermen are advised not to venture into south Bay of Bengal from May 16-17 to central Bay of Bengal from May 17-18 and north Bay of Bengal during May 19-20. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast from May 18 onwards,” the IMD warned.


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