Cyclone Fani to hit Odisha coast by 12 noon tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm FANI is expected to hit Odisha coast between 10 am and 12 noon tomorrow, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) spokesperson Sangram Mohapatra on Thursday.

It is likely to cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, around Puri with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Fani over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved further north-northeastwards with a speed of about 16 kmph in last six hours and lay centred at about 360 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), 190 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 550 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal).