FANI cyclone crossed Andhra Pradesh, could reach West Bengal before midnight, killed atleast 6

Several trees uprooted in Bhubaneswar as strong winds hit the region under the influence of CycloneFani
In Kolkata, a special media briefing will be held by the Met Office at 1:30 pm. The weather department said Cyclone Fani is 380 km away from Kolkata and 350 km away from West Bengal. The eye of the cyclone has already crossed Puri. 

Cyclone Fani to hit Bengal early, coastal districts on high alert
 
  • Landfall in Odisha occurred much ahead of time which is why the cyclone could reach West Bengal early, before midnight, at a speed of 80-100 kmph.
By Saturday evening, the cyclone will move towards Bangladesh. Districts of East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Purulia, Birbhum, Bankura and North and South 24 Parganas are on alert as they could be majorly affected.


At least six people killed, villages submerged and trees uprooted in Puri, CNN News18 reported.

Cyclone Fani has moved away from Andhra

"Cyclone Fani has moved away from Andhra Pradesh, so, we have issued a de-warning. 3 districts in the state were impacted by heavy rainfall," Mrityunjay Mohapatra, IMD, Delhi, said.

"In the next 3 hours, Cyclone Fani is expected to weaken with a wind speed of 150-160 km per hour, subsequently it will weaken and move north-northeastwards. By evening, it may weaken into severe cyclonic storm over extreme northern part of Odisha," said Mrityunjay Mohapatra, IMD, Delhi.

  • Odisha: Several trees uprooted in Bhubaneswar as strong winds hit the region under the influence of CycloneFani

  • NDRF team deployed at Digha, West Bengal, evacuated total 132 people, including 52 children, from Dattapur and Tajpur. They have been taken to a shelter. (ANI)

  • One person died due to the uprooting of trees in Sakhigopal area of Puri due to strong winds. Rainfall under the impact of Fani is around 150 mm in affected areas. (News18)

All flights cancelled in Kolkata Airport due to Cyclone Fani
Airport authorities have asked airlines to cancel domestic and international flights from 3:00 pm on May 3 to 8:30 am on May 4 due to cyclone Fani from the Kolkata Airport. Engineers and other emergency systems are on standby at the airport. While in Tripura, as of now there has been no impact of cyclone Fani to Agartala Airport and all flights are on schedule. (News18)

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani lay centered at 9:30 am near Lat. 19.80N and Long. 85.70E over Odisha coast close to Puri. The latest obversation indicates that the eye of the system has completely moved into land by 10:00 am, said IMD.

Winds in Puri, Odisha are blowing at a maximum speed of 240-245 km per hour and heavy to very heavy rains are continuing over the Odisha coast. After landfall, the impact is likely to reduce and it is likely to move towards West Bengal coast.


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FANI cyclone crossed Andhra Pradesh, could reach West Bengal before midnight, killed atleast 6, Landfall in Odisha occurred much ahead of time which is why the cyclone could reach West Bengal early, before midnight, at a speed of 80-100 kmph.

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