Cyclonic storm Amphan to intensify by evening


Bhubaneswar: The well marked low pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into depression, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

It lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, about 1100 km south of Paradip (Odisha), 1250 km south of Digha (West Bengal) and 1330 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

“It is very likely to intensify rapidly into a Cyclonic Storm by today evening and further into a severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours,” the IMD said.

It is very likely to move north-northwestwards initially till 17th May and then re-curve north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal towards West Bengal coast during 18th to 20th May 2020.