Cyclone Fani Likely To Hit Northeast Region On May 4, 5

Cyclone Fani likely to hit Northeast on May 4, 5
Cyclone Fani likely to hit Northeast on May 4, 5

Guwahati, May 3, 2019

As the tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall in Puri on Odisha coast on May 3rd, 2019 at around 8:30 am, the cyclone is very likely to continue to move north-northeastward, weaken gradually and enter the coast of West Bengal as a severe cyclonic storm.

According to information provided by the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC), Fani will likely enter Bangladesh on the evening of May 4th, 2019 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 60 to 70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph.

According to the current Meteorological analysis, Fani will have a maximum impact on the Northeastern region leading to heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, particularly over West Assam and Garo Hills areas of Meghalaya on May 4th and May 5th, 2019. The rainfall activities would be accompanied by a strong wind with the wind speed varying between 30 and 40 kmph and it will persist for quite some time.

IMD warnings. Photo Source: IMDguwahati
IMD warnings. Photo Source: IMDguwahati

Widespread rainfall activities will occur across the Northeast region starting from May 4th, 2019 and it will cover 76 per cent to 100 per cent areas, over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya. This condition is expected to continue until May 5th, 2019.

On May 5th, 2019 cyclone ‘Fani’ will dissipate into a low-pressure area over West Assam and its neighbourhood and on the following day rainfall will start decreasing over the region and turn into a fairly widespread. Rainfall is likely to occur over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Meghalaya Meteorological Sub-divisions and Nagaland on May 5th, 2019.