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The cyclone will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Amphan begins landfall near Sunderbans in West Bengal as extremely severe cyclonic storm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST
According to IMD’s glossary an extremely severe cyclonic storm is considered when wind speed is between 167 to 221kmph and a super cyclone is considered when wind speed is more than 222kmph.
A general view of Howrah bridge during rain that has been occurred due to cyclone Bulbul, in Kolkata on Nov 9, 2019 (ANI Photo)
A general view of Howrah bridge during rain that has been occurred due to cyclone Bulbul, in Kolkata on Nov 9, 2019 (ANI Photo)

Cyclone Bulbul to make landfall tonight, Kolkata airport suspends flight ops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Bulbul is likely to hit the Sunderban delta along the India-Bangladesh border on Saturday night with a wind speed of up to 135 km an hour, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials. The cyclone will then lose some of its strength and become a ‘severe’ cyclonic storm.
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.(Twitter)
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.(Twitter)

India vs Bangladesh weather update: Good news for cricket fans ahead of Rajkot T20I

Rajkot | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 04:30 PM IST
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) Maha had seemingly moved away from the west coast of India till last Tuesday but it has since turned around and was heading towards the Gujarat coast.
Navy Chief-designate Vice Admiral Karambir Singh today visited INS Chilka naval base in Odisha to review the situation after Cyclone Fani on Saturday.(ANI)
Navy Chief-designate Vice Admiral Karambir Singh today visited INS Chilka naval base in Odisha to review the situation after Cyclone Fani on Saturday.(ANI)

Cyclone Fani highlights: Vice Admiral Karambir Singh visits INS Chilka naval base to review situation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 11:47 PM IST

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, uprooted trees and triggered rains as it entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday, hours after making landfall and causing havoc in Odisha on Friday. No loss of life or any injury has been reported so far.Also Read | Cyclone Fani moves into Bengal; no major damage reported yetAccording to the Meteorological department, the extremely severe cyclonic storm relatively weakened after entering coastal Odisha and transformed into “very severe” as it approached Bengal.Follow updates here:

Clouds cover the sky due to cyclone Fani, at Howrah Bridge in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Clouds cover the sky due to cyclone Fani, at Howrah Bridge in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Cyclone Fani moves into Bengal; no major damage reported yet

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Digha | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Cyclone Fani, which crossed Odisha coast close to Puri between 8am and 10am with a maximum wind speed of around 175 Kmph, caused huge damage in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, and Khordha districts in the state.
The wind speed will be between 90-110/115 km per hour when it enters West Bengal towards Friday evening, Bandyopadhyay said.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The wind speed will be between 90-110/115 km per hour when it enters West Bengal towards Friday evening, Bandyopadhyay said.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Cyclone Fani to become ‘severe’ when it hits Kolkata, says Met office

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to come off the Indian Ocean in recent years, made landfall in Odisha’s Puri earlier on Friday and two people were reported to have been killed as it barrelled into the state.
Police personnel of Nayapalli police station clear roads in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Several trees have been uprooted in the heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone Fani which hit the region.(ANI)
Police personnel of Nayapalli police station clear roads in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Several trees have been uprooted in the heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone Fani which hit the region.(ANI)

Cyclone Fani plays havoc with campaign schedules; Mamata Banerjee, PM Modi, Amit Shah cancel rallies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:00 PM IST
As the ‘extremely severe’ storm made landfall at Puri and brought heavy rain and gusty winds to Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand, top leaders were forced to cancel or reschedule rallies in these states.
Prime Minister Modi, who was addressing an election rally in Rajasthan, said the Centre is in touch with government in Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)
Prime Minister Modi, who was addressing an election rally in Rajasthan, said the Centre is in touch with government in Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

‘We are with you’: PM Modi to cyclone Fani-hit states; Rs 1000 crore released

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 02:01 PM IST
A senior Odisha government official said two people were killed as Cyclone Fani slammed into the state earlier in the day with winds gusting at speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour..
The cyclonic storm is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri during forenoon with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.(Screengrab of video tweeted by PIB)
The cyclonic storm is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri during forenoon with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.(Screengrab of video tweeted by PIB)

Watch: What cyclone Fani’s landfall at Puri looked like

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:37 PM IST
The Press Information Bureau posted a 15-second video on Twitter showing the impact of Cyclone Fani in Puri. The video showed trees being swayed by strong winds amid heavy rain as it made a deafening sound.
Street shops are seen collapsed due to gusty winds ahead of the landfall of cyclone Fani on the outskirts of Puri, in Odisha, Friday, May 3, 2019.(AP)
Street shops are seen collapsed due to gusty winds ahead of the landfall of cyclone Fani on the outskirts of Puri, in Odisha, Friday, May 3, 2019.(AP)

As cyclone Fani hits, Bhubaneswar goes without power, streets deserted

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 10:54 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a storm surge of about 1.5 metres which may inundate low-lying coastal areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur districts at the time of landfall.
iew from Paradip beach as Cyclone Fani makes landfall in Puri district on Friday.(ANI)
iew from Paradip beach as Cyclone Fani makes landfall in Puri district on Friday.(ANI)

Cyclone Fani smacks Odisha with 180 km/hr winds,damaging houses, uprooting trees

Hindustan Times, Puri | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department said the wind speed of the extremely severe Cyclone Fani could reach 200-230km when it makes landfall..
Cyclone Fani hits West Bengal by crossing Kharagpur(ANI)
Cyclone Fani hits West Bengal by crossing Kharagpur(ANI)

Cyclone Fani highlights| Cyclone Fani hits West Bengal by crossing Kharagpur

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 08:55 AM IST

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to come off the Indian Ocean in recent years, made landfall in Odisha’s Puri on Friday, India’s Meteorological Department said.Watch: What cyclone Fani’s landfall at Puri looked likeMore than 1 million people were evacuated from vulnerable districts in last 24 hours. On Thursday, the Odisha government conveyed to the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), the country’s top body for handling emergency situations, that 10,000 villages and 52 towns in nine districts will be affected due to Cyclone Fani , a home ministry statement said after a meeting of the NCMC, which was headed by cabinet secretary PK Sinha.Read: Cyclone Fani smacks Odisha with 180 km/hr winds,damaging houses, uprooting treesHighlights:

IMD has predicted that the cyclone will first hit Puri district after which it will move northwards towards Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.(Arabinda Mahapatra)
IMD has predicted that the cyclone will first hit Puri district after which it will move northwards towards Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.(Arabinda Mahapatra)

Cyclone Fani may hit Odisha at 205 Km/Hr; tourists told to leave, poll code lifted

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Cyclone Fani s likely to hit the Odisha coast by Friday afternoon and also affect West Bengal and the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Cyclone Fani is very likely to reach near the coasts of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh by the evening of April 30.(Photo: Twitter/@Indiametdept)
Cyclone Fani is very likely to reach near the coasts of north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh by the evening of April 30.(Photo: Twitter/@Indiametdept)

Cyclone Fani likely to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in next 12 hours

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Cyclone Fani, which has been strengthening in south-east Bay of Bengal, is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.
The Indian Meteorological Department has said if the low pressure transforms into a cyclone, it will move in a western and north-westerly direction where Tamil Nadu lies.(PTI PHOTO)
The Indian Meteorological Department has said if the low pressure transforms into a cyclone, it will move in a western and north-westerly direction where Tamil Nadu lies.(PTI PHOTO)

Ahead of Cyclone Fani, Met dept issues red alert for coastal Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Weather tracking website Skymetweather.com has observed that the system may strengthen as a tropical storm on the evening of April 27 or on the morning of April 28.
As severe cyclonic storm Gaja heads to Tamil Nadu coast, the weather office has warned fishermen against venturing into the Bay of Bengal until Thursday.(AFP)
As severe cyclonic storm Gaja heads to Tamil Nadu coast, the weather office has warned fishermen against venturing into the Bay of Bengal until Thursday.(AFP)

As severe cyclonic storm Gaja heads to Tamil Nadu coast, here’s a look at cyclone categories

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 11:22 AM IST
As a severe cyclonic storm Gaja heads Tamil Nadu coast, the weather office has warned fishermen against venturing into the Bay of Bengal until Thursday.
Monsoon clouds gather above the Arabian Sea coast in Thiruvananthapuram on June 3.(AP File Photo)
Monsoon clouds gather above the Arabian Sea coast in Thiruvananthapuram on June 3.(AP File Photo)

Heavy rainfall forecast for Kerala, Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm likely over Arabian Sea: IMD

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 12:07 AM IST
The depression over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours.
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