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Cyclone Fani expected to make landfall by 12 noon tomorrow in Puri

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall during 10 am to 12 noon on Friday, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) spokesperson Sangram Mohapatra quoting IMD reports.

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved further north-northeastwards with a speed of about 16 kmph in last six hours and lay centred over Westcentral Bay of Bengal, about 330 km south-southwest of Puri.

It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, around Puri by 12 noon on Friday with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.

Storm surge of about 1.5 meter height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha at the time of landfall.

 

 

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