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Cyclone Amphan: Assam, Meghalaya to witness moderate to heavy showers on May 21

Cyclone Amphan is likely to hit Assam and Meghalaya. Both the state are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall over some places while heavy to very heavy showers at a few places on May 21, as per a circular released by the India Meteorological Department’s Earth System Science Organisation (Ministry of Earth Sciences) today.

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Cyclone Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm.

In the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain/ thundershower is very likely to occur at a few places across the Northeast region.

A warning has been issued for West Bengal and North Odisha coasts as the cyclone strengthens over adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal moving north-westwards with maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.

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It is very likely to move nearly northwards for some time and then north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) by 20th May 2020.

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