Live Updates: Rain lashes a few parts of Odisha as the super cyclone moves near to coasts.
IMD says, Cyclone Amphan has raised into a super cyclonic storm and is awaited to make landfall on May 20.
The IMD (India Meteorological Department) stated cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall in between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans.
Cyclone Amphan is likely to de-intensify to a highly severe cyclonic storm when it does landfall. The wind speed during the landfall is expected to be 165-175 KMPH raising up to 195 kilometers per hour.
The BSF (Border Security Force) has moved its 3 floating border ships and 45 patrol boats deployed to guard the India-Bangladesh riverine front in the Sunderbans & Icchamati river in W.B. to safe anchorage in sense of the cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’, officers said.