Cyclone Amphan: Live updates
Published: 10:40 AM, 19 May 2020 Updated: 10:51 AM, 19 May 2020
Cyclone 'Amphan' is now located in the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the adjoining southwestern Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is moving north and intensifying further which is getting worse heading to offshore areas. Meanwhile, the cyclone could reach a maximum speed of 245 kilometers per hour, the meteorological office said.
It may move north-northeast through the area between Khulna and Chattogran and cross the coast of Bangladesh between late night today and tomorrow afternoon/evening.
The meteorological office said in a special statement that the maximum sustained wind speed within the 90-kilometer of the center of the super cyclone may up to 225 kilometers per hour; which is increasing up to 245 km in the form of gusty winds. The sea near the center of the super cyclone is very turbulent.
The meteorological office has given danger signal No. 7 to Mongla and Payra seaports and No. 6 to Chattogram and Cox's Bazar seaports.
Coastal districts Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Lakshmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram and their outlying islands and chars will be under danger signal number 7. All fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay and the deep sea have been asked to go to safety immediately.
The notification further said that due to the impact of cyclones and new moons, tidal surges of more than 4 to 5 feet in height may inundate these areas.
In addition, their remote islands and chars may experience heavy to very heavy rainfall with gusts of up to 140-160 km per hour.