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Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (updated at 2200 Hrs. IST)lay over West Bengal close to Kolkata as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm: Cyclone warning for West Bengal coast: Red Message

Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (updated at 2200 Hrs. IST)lay over West Bengal close to Kolkata as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm: Cyclone warning for West Bengal coast: Red Message

The Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) over West Bengal coast moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 25 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 2030 hrs IST of today, the 20th may 2020 over West Bengal near Lat. 22.7°N and Long. 88.6°E close to Kolkata as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph 160 km northeast of Digha (West Bengal), 120 km north-northeast of Sagar Islands and 185 km west-northwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh). Kolkata (Alipur& Dumdum) both reported 100 kmph winds and 222 mm & 194 mm rainfall respectively at 2030 hrs IST of today, the 20th May 2020. The system is now being continuously tracked by the Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) at Kolkata (West Bengal).

Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:

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