Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “FANI” may make landfall near Puri

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Bhubaneswar: The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ is gradually moving towards the Odisha coast and may make landfall near Puri, weathermen said.

As per the latest bulletin of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the Cyclone over the Southeast & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal has moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 16 kmph in last six hours, intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of 30th April, 2019 near latitude 11.7°N and longitude 86.5°E over Southeast & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal, about 670 km east-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 690 km east-southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 760 km southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is very likely to intensify further into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 36 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards till 01st May evening and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards towards Odisha Coast.

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