Cyclone ‘Fani’: more powerful than 91s cyclone
Published: 04:03 PM, 2 May 2019
Cyclone ‘Fani’ become a super cyclone with hurricane intensity. It is coming towards the coast by changing the course of direction every time. Though it supposed to hit Odisha first, Bangladesh is not free from its intensity. The cyclone ‘Fani’, which runs at 7kmph at the center per hour, may affect in the coastal areas of Khulna, Bhola, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalokati, Bagerhat and Satkhira by Saturday night.
According to meteorologists, the distance of ‘Fani’ is gradually decreasing from the coast of Bangladesh. Its’ size is larger than the size of Bangladesh. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 'NOAA' predicts that the speed of the ‘Fani’ may turn to more than 210 kilometers per hour while coming out on the coast.
The meteorologists say that the intensity of ‘Fani’ will carry unimaginable destruction which may worse than April 29, 1991. The 91s cyclone literally destroyed the southeast coastal area of Chattogram division. According to official estimates, more than 1,34,000 people died in that storm.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department’s weather forecast, ‘Fani’ is one of the most powerful and extremely destructive cyclones in the Bay of Bengal in the last 43 years. If it is in the current speed, it may hit the coast of West Bengal to Odisha’s Puri by 3:00 pm on May 3. And if its speed changes, it may hit the coast of Bangladesh by Saturday from morning to the next 48 hours.
So, meteorologists have been advised to everyone to be fully alert. Important installations of coastal areas, air, oil reservoirs, power plants, cyclone shelters - have been instructed to keep these safe.
If there is no strike of cyclone ‘Fani’ on the Bangladesh border, at least there will be heavy rain and strong winds for the next three days, according to the Meteorological Department.