Cyclone Fani Dwell: Flights Cancelled in Guwahati, Different Cities of Northeast India

  • Twelve individuals have been reportedly killed in Odisha as a result of storm on Friday.
  • Officers have confirmed that Fani has handed and there’s no risk to West Bengal anymore.
  • Assam, Meghalaya and different components of Northeast India might even see heavy to very heavy rainfall right now.

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Saturday, 7 pm IST

India picks up the items; aid forces work in full swing


Picture shared by Coast Guard of aid operations in Odisha

(Twitter/ @IndiaCoastGuard)

In the meantime the Indian Air Pressure Tweeted that its first plane for Bhubaneshwar, bearing aid materials, is airborne and anticipated to land 9 pm native time.

The Japanese Naval Command has launched a large rescue and rehabilitation effort in Odisha as nicely. 5 ships have been en path to Puri to render humanitarian help.

The NDRF stated right now that it has deployed 16 extra groups in Odisha and three extra groups in West Bengal, with the first give attention to clearing fallen bushes

The central authorities had earlier sanctioned a aid fund of over Rs.1000 crore for the affected states.

Saturday, 6 pm IST

Flight operations resume at Bhubaneshwar

All business flight operations have resumed at Bhubaneshwar airport from 1 pm Saturday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation introduced.


A view of Bhubaneswar airport which suffered important harm as a result of affect of extraordinarily extreme cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, on Could 4, 2019. In line with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, harm evaluation was carried out on the airport and required restore work is being carried out expeditiously.

(Photograph: IANS)

The airport had suffered intensive harm from Cyclone Fani, together with to its Passenger Terminal Constructing, ATC tower roof, VHF antennas, and perimeter wall.

Saturday, 5.45 pm IST

79 flights to Northeast India cancelled: AAI Official


Guwahati witnesses an overcast day as a result of affect of cyclone Fani, on Could 4, 2019. Most components of Assam witnessed incessant rains on Saturday as a result of affect of one of many strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in many years.

(Photograph: IANS)

A complete of 79 flights have been cancelled at completely different airports within the northeast area on account of unhealthy climate, triggered by cyclonic storm Fani, an Airport Authority of India official stated right here on Saturday.

“The devastating results of cyclone Fani have disrupted flight operations at northeastern regional airports. Nonetheless, all of the airports in NER are operational however on account of unhealthy climate circumstances at different stations/airports, the connecting flights have been cancelled by the airways. All of the airports in NER are open for regular operations,” AAI official Mohan Kumar stated.

He stated {that a} whole of 59 flights had been cancelled at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Worldwide Airport in Guwahati together with inbound and out-bound flights of Indigo, Spice Jet, Air India, Alliance Air and GoAir.

Eight flights have been cancelled at Maharaja Bir Birbikram Manikya Airport at Agartala, two flights every have been cancelled at Assam’s Lilabari and Dibrugarh airports, and two at Dimapur in Nagaland. One other six flights have been cancelled at Imphal airport, he stated.

Saturday, 4.00 pm IST

14 killed in Bangladesh: unconfirmed reviews

The cyclonic storm which entered Bangladesh from West Bengal right now, has reportedly killed 14 and injured 63 within the coastal nation on Saturday. The State Minister for Catastrophe Administration has confirmed solely 4 loss of life as of now. Nonetheless, a number of media reviews recommend that the loss of life toll has risen to 14 and is anticipated to extend additional.

Photograph taken on Could 3, 2019, reveals stranded passengers ready within the departure space at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after ferry companies have been suspended on account of cyclone Fani. Bangladesh has begun evacuating 2.5 million individuals because the extraordinarily harmful cyclone Fani is closing on the southern coast of the nation.


Underneath the affect of Fani, robust winds with rain began to lash many components of coastal Bangladesh from Friday night time, destroying properties, damaging crops and roads, and uprooting bushes. No less than 1.6 million individuals are taken to storm centres in Bangladesh.

Saturday, 3.30 pm IST

No risk to West Bengal

Fani has weakened right into a deep despair and is presently situated over Bangladesh. IMD officers have stated that the storm has weakened and pose no risk to West Bengal anymore. The nationwide forecaster reported within the afternoon that the deep despair over Bangladesh and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal moved additional northeastwards, weakened right into a despair and lay centred at 11.30 am over Bangladesh, about 120 km north-northwest of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and 200 km south-southwest of Dhubri (Assam). The system is anticipated to weaken additional right into a well-marked low strain space throughout Saturday night time. Nonetheless, very heavy rainfall is probably going throughout the northeastern states until Sunday.

Saturday, 2 pm IST

24-hour rainfall in West Bengal districts until Saturday morning (IMD)


24-hour rainfall in Odisha districts until Saturday morning (IMD)


Saturday, 1.30 pm IST

Heavy rain in northeast India

Assam, Meghalaya and different components of Northeast India might even see heavy to very heavy rainfall right now.

The IMD has stated ‘heavy to very heavy rain at remoted locations’ may be very doubtless over Gangetic West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya, and ‘heavy’ rain is probably going at remoted locations over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.

Saturday 12 midday IST

Fani weakens right into a Deep Melancholy, presently over Bangladesh


Photograph taken on Could 3, 2019 reveals vessels anchored at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after ferry companies have been suspended on account of cyclone Fani.

(Photograph: Xinhua/IANS)

Cyclone Fani has now been downgraded right into a Deep Melancholy. It’s presently over Bangladesh and prone to weaken additional right into a Melancholy by right now night. Bangladesh has reportedly evacuated 5.5 lakh individuals from its southwestern districts to storm shelters.

Saturday, 10.30 am IST

Kolkata airport reopens

With Cyclone Fani departing from town with out a lot fuss, flight operations have restarted at Kolkata airport. An Air India flight to Agartala was the primary to depart, at 9.57 am.

Fani is anticipated to exit Bengal by way of Nadia and Murshidabad right now afternoon.

Saturday, 9.45 am IST

Dying toll rises to 12 in Odisha

Native media reviews from Odisha recommend that the loss of life toll has climbed to double digits, as 12 individuals have reportedly been killed up to now on account of Cyclonic Storm Fani. The casualties embrace 4 individuals killed by tree fall in Baripada city, 3 killed in Jajpur district, one every in Bhubaneshwar, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Puri, and Keonjhar. Nonetheless, uncertainty over the loss of life toll continues as some reviews recommend three deaths every in Puri and Bhubaneswar. Extra particulars are awaited shortly.

Saturday, 8.30 am IST

Winds settle down in Bengal, choose up in Bangladesh

Winds from the cyclone can have dropped to 30-40 km/h in most of West Bengal, together with Kolkata, at 8.30 am right now. Nonetheless, the border space, and huge components of Bangladesh, are experiencing stronger winds of 50-70 km/h.


The orange and crimson areas point out areas of stronger winds.

(TWC Met Crew)

The world of heavy rainfall presently extends in a large swathe from north Odisha to West Bengal, east Jharkhand, Bangladesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Bhutan and Sikkim. The areas in mild blue within the map beneath might stand up to 150mm rainfall till right now night. The rain in Kolkata will probably be comparatively much less, however important nonetheless.


Rain accumulation will probably be heaviest within the areas marked in mild blue.

(TWC Met Crew)

Saturday, 8 am IST

Rains hit Kolkata, Digha


A view of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Worldwide Airport (NSCBI) within the wake of cyclone Fani, on Could 3, 2019.

(Photograph: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Fani lashed cities and cities in coastal Bengal together with Digha, Mandarmani, Tajpur, Sandehskhali and Contai whereas the consequences of the storm is also felt in cities like Kharagpur and Burdwan as bushes have been uprooted and steel hoardings gave method.

Components of Kolkata and the suburbs additionally obtained reasonable to heavy rainfall since Friday afternoon.

Saturday 7.30 am IST

Fani enters Bengal submit midnight, nonetheless going robust with 100km/h winds

Extreme Cyclonic Storm Fani is over Gangetic West Bengal, and continues to wind north-northeast in the direction of Bangladesh. It’s anticipated to weaken right into a Cyclonic Storm by right now night.

“The extreme cyclonic storm Fani entered Bengal at 12.30 a.m. by way of Odisha’s Balasore. It crossed Kharagpur packing a wind of 70-80 kmph, gusting to 90 kmph,” the IMD Regional Meteorological Centre’s Deputy Director Basic Sanjib Bandyopadhyay instructed IANS.

In line with’s meteorologists, Kolkata is anticipated to get round 50 mm rain till 3.30 pm IST Saturday, whereas as much as 200 mm whole precipitation is anticipated over inland West Bengal and the west Assam & Meghalaya till Sunday midnight.

Listed below are the IMD’s heavy rainfall warnings for right now and tomorrow

Saturday: Balasore and Mayurbhanj (north Odisha), Gangetic and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.

Sunday: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya

Saturday, 01:30 am IST

Fani enters West Bengal

Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm in current historical past, has entered West Bengal post-midnight on Saturday. The storm took roughly 15 hours to cross Odisha after making landfall close to Puri at round 9 am on Friday. The coastal cities together with Digha, Mandarmani, Tajpur, and Contai have began to obtain heavy rains and really robust winds. Kharagpur and Burdwan are additionally witnessing highly effective winds uprooting bushes and destroying hoardings. The storm is anticipated to hit Kolkata metropolis throughout early morning hours on Saturday.

Friday, 10:45 pm IST

Cyclone Fani Weakens to ‘extreme’

The cyclonic storm Fani has weakened to ‘extreme’ class from ‘very extreme’ at round 8.30 pm and is heading in the direction of West Bengal. IMD expects the ‘extreme cyclonic storm’ to weaken additional right into a ‘cyclonic storm’ by Saturday morning. By Saturday 5.30 am, the utmost sustained wind velocity might drop to 65 kmph, nonetheless, very tough waves of as much as 4 meters are anticipated off West Bengal coast until Saturday morning. Rainfall accumulation might attain as much as 200 mm over West Bengal and components of Assam and Meghalaya until Sunday.

Friday, 9:30 pm IST

Dying toll Rises to eight in Odisha

The newest reviews recommend that no less than 8 individuals have been killed up to now. Occasions of India reported that 3 individuals have been killed in Puri district and three others in Bhubaneshwar. One girl was fatally struck from flying particles of a concrete construction in Nayagarh, whereas an aged girl was killed in Kendrapara district.

Friday, 8:00 pm IST

Location and trajectory of the storm


Newest forecast of Cyclone Fani’s trajectory

(TWC Met Crew)

After weakening into a really extreme cyclonic storm, Fani has continued to maneuver north-northeastwards and is presently located close to Bhadrak in Odisha. IMD forecasts that it’s prone to weaken additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm with a wind velocity of 90-100 kmph earlier than midnight.

Fani is prone to cross Gangetic West Bengal with the identical depth by early morning on Saturday and proceed in the direction of Bangladesh. Extraordinarily heavy rainfalls are doubtless at remoted locations over northern Odisha and coastal districts of West Bengal. TWC met group predicts over 100 mm rainfall in 12 hours on Saturday over Odisha and West Bengal. Flooding prospects prevail within the area, particularly alongside Mahanadi and Brahmani Rivers.

Friday, 7.15 pm IST

160 injured; aid materials being despatched cyclone-affected

The Navy has began transporting aid materials to cyclone-affected individuals alongside the east coast. The Coast Guard additionally has positioned 34 Aid Groups and 4 ships alongside the shoreline from Vizag to Kolkata. Three Navy ships are additionally monitoring the present scenario. A authorities spokesperson stated that round 160 individuals have reportedly been injured as a result of storm in Odisha.

Friday, 6.30 pm IST

Now, Metropolis of Pleasure braces for Fani

Although Fani can have weakened considerably by the point it reaches Kolkata, it might nonetheless have potential to do some critical harm, particularly in east & west Medinipur, south & north 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata districts. This is a have a look at a number of the precautions taken by authorities.

  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has shifted to Kharagpur to watch the scenario carefully.
  • No flights at Kolkata airport from 3 pm Friday to eight am Saturday
  • Colleges and faculties in Kolkata remained closed on Friday.
  • Billboards have been taken down by Kolkata municipal authorities.
  • Residents have been requested to stay indoors so far as attainable.
  • Fast-response cellular vans have been positioned on the bottom by administration
  • Indian Oil Company authorities say their refinery in Paradip is geared to proceed working and to make sure uninterrupted provide of gas to Odisha and West Bengal.

Friday, 6 pm IST

Precautions to be taken

Fani has moved additional away from Cuttack as of 4.30pm IST Friday. Should you keep in Kolkata, or within the Gangetic West Bengal area, be certain that you are ready adequately. Listed below are some suggestions.


Precautions to take earlier than, throughout and after a cyclone. Keep protected!

(Picture: The Climate Channel India)

Friday, 5.15 pm IST

Fani prone to attain West Bengal early tomorrow morning as Extreme Cyclone

The IMD, in its newest launch, has stated that Cyclone Fani–currently near Cuttack in Odisha–is headed for West Bengal. It is usually weakening concurrently, which implies it will likely be a Extreme Storm with 90-100 km/h winds by the point it will get there. Fani is anticipated to achieve Bangladesh Saturday night as a Cyclonic Storm with 60-70 km/h winds, far weaker than right now’s landfall speeds of practically 200 km/h.

Friday, 4.30 pm IST

Cyclone Fani – A Information Snapshot


Cyclone Fani in numbers

(Photograph credit score: Reuters/Stringer)

Friday, 3.45 pm

Fani: Focus now on West Bengal

The main target is now on West Bengal, as Very Extreme Storm Fani winds in a north-northeast path in the direction of the state. The storm is prone to enter through Kharagpur. The NDRF has commenced evacuations in East Midnapore.

Friday, 2:45 pm IST

Dying toll now at 3 in Odisha


Intensive harm at Bhubaneshwar Railway Station, Odisha, on account of heavy winds

(Photograph: Occasions Now)

Stories recommend that three individuals have been killed up to now in Odisha as heavy downpour and gusty winds sweep the state. Particulars on the third casualty are nonetheless awaited.

Friday, 2 pm IST

Two lifeless, says Odisha Aid Commissioner

Particular Aid Commissioner of Odisha, Bishnupada Sethi, has stated that two individuals are confirmed lifeless.

“I can affirm two deaths for now. One outdated man in one of many shelters died due to (a) coronary heart assault. One other individual went out within the storm regardless of our warnings and died as a result of a tree fell on him,” Sethi stated.

Friday, 12.30 pm IST

Because it travels throughout land, Cyclone Fani’s depth wanes

Fani weakened quickly into a really extreme cyclonic circulation at 11:30 am, three hours after the landfall. IMD has stated that the storm is 10 km east of Bhubaneswar and 30 km south of Cuttack. A cyclonic storm feeds upon the moisture and warmth offered by the ocean. Due to this fact, cyclones usually dissipate slightly rapidly after landfall on account of decreased moisture and warmth on land. Additionally, the elevated friction slows the cyclone down on land.

Friday, 12.15 pm IST

Anticipated trajectory and depth of Cyclone Fani

Friday night: Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm in northern Odisha (150-160 km/h winds)

Saturday morning: Extreme Cyclonic Storm in Gangetic West Bengal (90-100 km/h winds)

Saturday night: Cyclonic Storm in Bangladesh (60-70 km/h winds)

Sunday night: Low strain space close to Guwahati, Assam

Friday, 12.00 pm IST

Fani Could Weaken into Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm in subsequent 3 hours: IMD

Fani is presently situated about 20 km north of Puri and 25 km south of Bhubaneshwar; it’s shifting north-northeastwards and will weaken within the subsequent three hours right into a Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm.

In the meantime, rains have battered coastal Odisha districts, and whereas the image of the destruction is barely beginning to turn out to be clearer, at this level, no main havoc has been reported.

Friday, 11.30 am IST

Cyclone Fani to weaken into Very Extreme storm in subsequent 6 hours: IMD

Cyclone Fani, nonetheless an ‘Extraordinarily Extreme’ storm, is prone to transfer north-northeastwards in the direction of West Bengal and Bangladesh, weakening over the following six hours right into a Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm.


Fani’s landfall started at 8 am native time, and it lay centered over Puri round 9.30am right now, in line with IMD

(Picture: The Climate Channel)

Friday, 11 am IST

One individual killed by falling tree in Puri: AIR

Heavy rain and powerful winds noticed as Fani hits Puri coast at speeds of over 170-180 km/h.

All India Radio says there’s ‘extraordinarily heavy’ downpour in Puri, Khurda, Bhubaneshwar and Jagatsinghpur. It has additionally added that one individual was killed by a falling tree in Sakhigopal space in Puri.

Friday, 10.40 am IST

Emergency helpline numbers

India’s Ministry of Residence Affairs has arrange a helpline quantity, 1938

Odisha’s emergency helpline for Cyclone Fani is +916742534177.

Listed below are the helpline numbers for the respective districts.

Friday, 10.30 am IST

No main harm in Srikakulam, Fani has crossed over to Odisha: Senior Official

Srikakulam collector J Nivas has stated that whereas three homes have been broken, there isn’t a main loss to life within the district, and that Fani has crossed over to Odisha. Nonetheless, he warned of floods in Bahuda and Vamsadhara rivers on account of rainwater flowing from Odisha.

Friday, 10 am IST

NDRF Commences Rescue, Aid Ops

The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) has begun aid operations in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam as robust winds and rain lashed the coasts of AP and Odisha.


NDRF personnel at work in Srikakulam, AP

(Twitter/ @satyaprad1)

Over in Puri, a tree was uprooted on VIP Highway.


An uprooted tree lies on the highway in Puri, close to the Odisha coast

(Sandeep Sahu/ The Climate Channel India)

Friday, 9.00 am IST

Fani Triggers the Largest Evacuation in Indian Historical past

In what claimed to be the biggest evacuation in Indian historical past, greater than one million individuals have already been evacuated. Greater than 5000 kitchens try to shelter and feed the displaced.

Friday, 8.40 am IST

Fani Begins to Make Landfall in Odisha

Sturdy winds, rain have been reported in Puri (Odisha) and Srikakulam (AP) as Fani makes landfall. The well-marked eye of cyclone, which is a relaxed space on the centre of the storm stated to be practically 30 km large, as blurred because it approached the land. The storm is anticipated to finish the landfall inside three hours. Satellite tv for pc imagery reveals intense thunder and lightning actions across the eye wall.


Newest satellite tv for pc picture of cyclone Fani at 8:30 AM IST.

(TWC Met Crew)

“The affect of landfall course of has began. Fani will make a landfall between 8-11am. Within the morning at 6:31 am, it was 70km south-southwest of Puri, it’s shifting now.”, the director, of IMD’s Bhubaneswar workplace, was quoted as saying in The Occasions of India.

Friday, 8 am IST

5 Causes We’re Involved about Cyclone Fani

Highly effective winds: Round midday right now, there will probably be ~180km/h winds in south-coastal Odisha and north AP (Srikakulam), and ~100km/h winds in different components of coastal Odisha and Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram in AP. Sturdy winds topple bushes and electrical poles, blow away roofs of kutcha homes, disrupt highway and rail hyperlinks, and even tear ships from their moorings.


Wind velocity forecast for Friday 11 am.

(TWC Met Crew)

Storm surge: The IMD has predicted storm surge (occurring when robust winds push water in the direction of the coast) of 1.5 meters (4.9 toes) in Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts, though consultants assume it is likely to be greater than that. Storm surges trigger flooding and are a significant cause for devastation and lack of life and property in japanese coastal India.

Odisha’s historical past of cyclonic exercise: In October 1999, a Class 5 storm with 257-km/h winds hit close to Bhubaneshwar, killing 9,658 individuals and leaving $2.5 billion in harm. Lately, authorities have vastly succeeded in bringing casualties underneath management: in 2018, Cyclone Titli killed an estimated 60 individuals alongside the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast. Nonetheless, Fani is prone to be a stronger occasion than Titli.

Huge human displacement: No less than 10 lakh individuals have been evacuated within the final 24 hours from the susceptible districts in Odisha, together with 3 lakh from Ganjam. The non permanent lack of properties, property and livelihood may very well be an enormous blow to people in addition to the state.

Transport hit: The Railways has cancelled 147 trains between Could 1 and Could 3. Bhubaneshwar airport has been closed since Thursday night time, whereas flight operations at Kolkata airport have been suspended from Friday night time 9.30 pm to six am Saturday underneath directions from Indian aviation regulator DGCA. Highway hyperlinks in coastal Odisha are additionally prone to be affected after landfall.

Friday, 7.30 am IST

Heavy rain alert

Heavy rainfall warnings for right now by way of Sunday:

Forecast of 48-hour rainfall accumulation alongside the trail of Cyclone Fani from Friday morning to Sunday morning.

(TWC Met Crew)

Friday: Srikakulam (AP); coastal Odisha & adjoining districts (as much as 100mm precipitation until Friday night)

Saturday: Remoted heavy rains in components of Balasore, Mayurbhanj (Odisha), Gangetic West Bengal, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Twelve-hour precipitation of as much as 100mm is partially anticipated over northeastern West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya from Saturday night to Sunday daybreak.

Sunday: Remoted heavy rains in components of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya

Friday (Could 3) 7 am IST

Cyclone Fani is about to make landfall over the following few hours. At 2 am right now morning, it was situated 150 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), about 80 km southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha), about 225 km northeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), and 450 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal), says IMD.

On Thursday night, wind speeds have been practically 200 km/h with gusts at 305 km/h. The IMD maintains that wind speeds at landfall needs to be 170-180 km/h at landfall, which needs to be at ‘forenoon’ right now.

Friday, 12.30 am IST

Flights and Trains Cancelled

The Directorate Basic of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory informing that the flights to and from Bhubaneswar and Kolkata are cancelled prematurely on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Furthermore, reviews recommend that 223 trains have been cancelled alongside the Odisha coast, together with 140 mail/specific trains and 83 passenger trains.

Thursday, 11.00 pm IST

Landfall on Friday Morning

The TWC met group forecasts that the cyclone Fani might make landfall round 8 am between Brahmapur and Puri in Odisha. Nonetheless, there are nonetheless possibilities of it delaying and making landfall north of Puri. Torrential rainfall of as much as 250 mm is feasible on Friday inside brief interval giving rise to the chance of flash flooding in Odisha.


Projected path of the Cyclone Fani.

(Picture: The Climate Channel)

IMD forecast that the cyclone Fani will cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri on Friday forenoon with a most sustained wind velocity of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph. After landfall, the cyclone might weaken steadily and enter West Bengal as a extreme cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 90-100 kmph by Saturday early morning.

The wind speeds might drop to 70 kmph by Saturday afternoon and by Sunday afternoon, the system might transfer on to northeastern India dissipating right into a despair or well-marked low strain space. The moisture and warmth on which the cyclone feeds over the ocean are cut-off on land and the elevated friction slows the cyclone down. Due to this fact, the cyclones usually dissipate rapidly after landfall.

Thursday, 10.00 pm IST

“Fani will badly have an effect on Odisha”

Talking to The Climate Channel India, H R Biswas, Director at IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar stated, “Fani will badly have an effect on Odisha. The general landfall course of is prone to happen earlier than midday round Puri. There may be going to be heavy to very heavy and very heavy rainfall within the remoted locations over the coastal districts of Odisha. Additionally the adjoining inside districts will expertise heavy to very heavy rainfall.”

Together with rain, robust wind and storm surge pose important dangers. “Wind warning is issued for greater than 100 km alongside the coast, as most sustained wind velocity might vary from 170-180 kmph. A storm surge warning has been issued for 4 districts of Odisha, specifically Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Khordha. Estimated top of the storm surge is prone to be 1.5 metres. Fishermen are warned to not enterprise into the ocean as much as Could 4th. Ports have additionally been shut down as nice hazard has been predicted for all ports of Odisha,” Biswas added.

Thursday, 8.30 pm IST

Fani will sweep hundreds of villages alongside the coast, says Govt.

India’s dwelling ministry has stated that Cyclone Fani might hit 10,000 villages and 52 cities, reviews The Occasions of India. The storm is anticipated to have an effect on the next districts:

Odisha: Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Balasore

West Bengal: East & West Medinipur, South & North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Jhargram, Kolkata metropolis

Andhra Pradesh: Srikakulam, Vijayanagram and Visakhapatnam districts

(Extra: Tens of millions Evacuated as Cyclone Fani Nears Japanese Coast)


Entry to seashores in Visakhapatnam metropolis was restricted on Thursday by police as Cyclone Fani intensified and the ocean turned tough.

(Photograph: N Kanaka/ TOI, BCCL Visakhapatnam)

Thursday, 8.00 pm IST

Eye of the Storm

The TWC Met Crew reviews that the Cyclone Fani has developed a well-marked central eye now, of about 20 miles diameter. A storm’s eye is the calm area proper in between the spiraling high-speed winds and rain bands.

“We now have heard that the cyclone has turned in the direction of Bengal and it’ll additionally hit Kolkata. However individuals mustn’t panic unnecessarily. All precautionary steps are being taken to forestall any lack of life,” Kolkata metropolis mayor Firhad Hakim instructed reporters right now.

Thursday, 7.00 pm IST

Helpful helpline numbers

Listed below are some helpline numbers arrange by the federal government for these in want.

Helpline quantity for emergencies: 1077 / 1070.

Catastrophe management room, East Coast Railway, Odisha: 1800-3457401 / 1800-3457402

Railway helpline numbers for particular person stations:

  • Bhubaneswar: 0674-2303060, 2301525, 2301625
  • Khurda Highway: 0674-2490010, 2492511, 2492611
  • Sambalpur: 0663- 2532230, 2533037, 2532302
  • Visakhapatnam: 0891- 2746255, 1072
  • Puri: 06752-225922
  • Bhadrak: 06784-230827
  • Cuttack: 0671-2201865
  • Berhampur: 0680-2229632

Thursday, 6.30 pm IST

Fani Might Knock at Odisha’s Doorways as Early as 8 am

Landfall may very well be as early as 8 am IST (plus or minus an hour). “Earlier forecasts took Fani additional west earlier than turning it, nevertheless it has taken a shorter route and turned north a lot earlier,” says Leon Brown, Head of World Meteorological Operations at The Climate Firm.

The map beneath reveals the deviation in Fani’s path. The blue line is the place it was anticipated to go two days in the past.


Fani precise versus anticipated path

(Picture: TWC Met Crew)

Thursday, 6 pm IST

Mass evacuation

Persons are fleeing their properties to take shelter from Cyclone Fani. The Odisha state authorities has evacuated 3,31,794 individuals to safer locations up to now; it goals to evacuate 11,54,475 individuals in 15 districts, stated an official on Thursday. Over 50 NDRF (Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure) personnel have been deployed in a number of states.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, earlier held a gathering of senior officers to evaluate states’ preparedness.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a gathering to evaluate the preparedness for cyclone ‘Fani’ in New Delhi, on Could 2, 2019. He instructed Central authorities officers to take care of shut coordination with officers of the affected states to make sure preventive measures. Cyclone ‘Fani’ is anticipated to make landfall on the Odisha coast between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday

(Photograph: Twitter/@narendramodi)

Thursday, 4:00 pm IST

Landfall sooner than anticipated

Cyclone Fani is accelerating in the direction of the Odisha coast at 17 kmph over the past six hours, reviews IMD. IMD has moved the landfall prediction forward to forenoon tomorrow, Could 3, round Puri. Earlier, the landfall was anticipated to occur Friday afternoon.

At 2:30 pm on Thursday, the middle of the storm was situated 320 km from Puri and 170 km from Visakhapatnam. The depth of the storm is anticipated to stay excessive throughout landfall, with risk of main affect on the Odisha coast. Most sustained wind velocity will probably be round 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph throughout landfall, says IMD’s newest bulletin.

Thursday, 3:30 pm IST

Flights cancelled

Vacationers across the japanese coastal cities might have to remain put until the storm passes as there are a number of reviews of trains and flights being cancelled. Non-public service Indigo tweeted that on account of Cyclone Fani, flights to/from Visakhapatnam have been cancelled for Thursday. GoAir flights out and in of Bhubaneshwar on Friday have additionally been cancelled, in line with reviews.

Thursday, 12.30 pm IST

Rescue and aid operations

Authorities are working additional time to mitigate the anticipated results of the approaching storm.

  • The Principal Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence tweeted on Could 1 that the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy would offer essential sources to these in want.
  • Three Indian Navy ships are keeping track of the Cyclone. The Coast Guard has been warning fishermen to avoid the ocean.
  • The Authorities of India has sanctioned Rs.1086 crore as advance monetary help for the cyclone within the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
  • Odisha is working particular buses and a practice to assist vacationers depart Puri, which is likely to be one of many most-affected locations within the state. The practice will depart Puri at 12 midday on Thursday for Shalimar (Kolkata), whereas the buses will run from Puri to Kharagpur on Thursday night.
  • The Odisha State Aid Fee has began free kitchens to supply cooked meals to evacuees.
  • Personnel of Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF), Odisha Catastrophe Speedy Motion Pressure (ODRAF) and fireplace service have been despatched to susceptible areas to help the administration.

Thursday, 10.30 am IST

Flood danger

The flood danger is highest in Srikakulam (AP) and Brahmapur (Odisha), and can be comparatively excessive in Visakhapatnam (AP), Rayagada, Bhanjanagar, Phulabani, Angul, Bhuban, Bhubaneshwar, and Paradwip (Odisha).


Rainfall accumulation forecast throughout the east coast until Friday.

(TWC Met Crew)

Extra: Warnings of Sturdy Wind, Storm Surge, Heavy Rains and Flooding in Odisha

Thursday, 9.15 am IST

Heavy rain alert

Heavy rainfall warnings for right now by way of Saturday (IMD):

Could 2: Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam (AP), south coastal & adjoining inside Odisha.

Could 3: Srikakulam (AP), coastal & adjoining districts of inside Odisha, coastal & adjoining districts of West Bengal.

Could 4: Balasore, Mayurbhanj (Odisha), Gangetic West Bengal, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya

Extra: Cyclone Fani Set to Convey Heavy Rainfall to West Bengal


Clouds loom forward of cyclone Fani in Visakhapatnam, India, Could 1, 2019.

(Photograph: REUTERS/Stringer)

Thursday, 9.00 am IST

Fani throws life out of drugs

  • Round 8 lakh individuals will probably be evacuated from coastal districts in Odisha by right now.
  • The federal government has requested vacationers to go away Puri by Could 2 for his or her security.
  • Seventy 4 trains have been cancelled, together with 47 by the East Coast Railway in Odisha, an official instructed The Financial Occasions.
  • All faculties and faculties within the state are closed in the intervening time; exams have been postponed.
  • State-owned oil company ONGC has evacuated 480 staff engaged on rigs within the Bay of Bengal

Thursday (Could 2) 8.45 am IST

Fani is 500 km from Puri

Extraordinarily Extreme Storm Fani is about 510 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), 260 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 700 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal), says IMD.

The storm is shifting at a velocity of about 9 km/h. Most sustained wind velocity is about 195 km/h, gusting to 240 km/h, in line with’s readings. Fani is anticipated to retain its present depth at landfall (doubtless Friday afternoon) in Puri.

The Climate Channel believes there may very well be whole rainfall of 100 mm by way of Friday between Visakhapatnam (AP) and Bhubaneswar (Odisha), and as much as 250mm rain round Sompeta (AP).


Fishermen at Konark seaside in Puri pull their boats within the sea following the Cyclone Fani alert, on Could 1, 2019.

(Photograph by STR/NurPhoto through Getty Pictures)

Wednesday (Could 1), 11:30 pm IST

Stories recommend that over 8 lakh individuals are prone to be evacuated from coastal districts in Odisha in response to the rising risk from Cyclone Fani. Very heavy rainfall of greater than 20 cm is anticipated at remoted locations alongside the north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast on Friday.

On Saturday, West Bengal will face the utmost affect with as much as 15 cm rain anticipated in simply 12 hours at some locations in southern districts. Danger of localised flooding prevails throughout all three states on Friday and Saturday. Heavy rainfall can be anticipated throughout the northeastern states from Saturday night.


12-hour rainfall accumulation throughout West Bengal on Saturday.

(TWC Met Crew)

06:00 pm IST

Its Wednesday night, and Cyclone Fani continues to be maintaining everybody on the perimeters of their seats. The storm is anticipated to proceed to strengthen on Thursday, with storm surge and flooding dangers for Odisha, West Bengal and even Bangladesh.

4.00 pm IST

Whereas the broad consensus is that it’s set to make landfall in Puri a while Friday afternoon, completely different climate fashions have completely different estimates of the monitor and velocity.


This map reveals completely different monitor and velocity forecasts for Fani, based mostly on completely different fashions, by Friday night time. Whereas some fashions point out the cyclone shifting into inland Odisha, others like MPAS say it might transfer alongside the coast, Nonetheless, main dangers for coastal Odisha will persist in both state of affairs.

(Picture: The Climate Channel)

01:30 pm IST

As per the newest IMD replace, Cyclone Fani is situated round 600 km from Puri and 400 km from Visakhapatnam. Most sustained wind velocity throughout landfall is forecast at 170-180 km/h, gusting to 200 km/h. The IMD has warned: “storm surge of about 1.5 meter top above astronomical tide may be very prone to inundate low mendacity areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri & Jagatsinghpur Districts of Odisha on the time of landfall.”

12:30 pm IST

The Odisha state authorities has intensified precautionary efforts to take care of Fani.

Eleven IAS officers will supervise relocation and aid work within the districts prone to be affected. Over 870 flood shelters have been readied for housing evacuated individuals. The Particular Aid Commissioner (SRC) has suggested vacationers to go away Puri earlier than Thursday night and to cancel non-essential journey to the coastal districts.

11:45 am IST

The Election Fee has authorized the lifting of Mannequin Code of Conduct throughout 11 districts of coastal Odisha. Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur districts will be capable of facilitate speedy aid and rescue operations in view of Cyclone Fani.


Precautions to be taken throughout a cyclone

(Picture: The Climate Channel)

The Odisha authorities has ordered the closure of all academic establishments within the state on Thursday and Friday. It has additionally cancelled the leaves of medical doctors, well being officers and power division officers for now.

11 am IST

Storm surge (an irregular rise in sea water ranges) might pose life-threatening hazard alongside a stretch of coast susceptible to lethal storm surges, probably together with the delta area close to Kolkata, says TWC meteorologist Chris Dolce.

10 am IST

Rainfall forecast for right now

Mild-to-medium rain is forecast in southern Kerala districts (Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam), and the Andaman & Nicobar islands. Remoted rain and thunderstorms are doubtless in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. For extra info, click on right here.

Heavy rainfall warnings for the approaching days (IMD):

Could 2: Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram districts (Andhra Pradesh), south-coastal Odisha

Could 3: Above-mentioned components of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha + inside Odisha, and coastal and adjoining areas of West Bengal

Could 4: North Odisha, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya

For extra, click on right here.

8.45 am IST


Map exhibiting Fani’s projected location on Friday at 11.30 am IST.

(Picture: The Climate Channel Met Crew)

‘Extraordinarily Extreme’ Cyclonic Storm Fani is travelling northwestward at 11 km/h. A while right now night, it is going to change its course to north, then northeast.

The Climate Channel’s up to date projections present attainable landfall on Friday midday round Puri in Odisha. The storm might retain its present depth, or weaken barely to a Very Extreme Cyclone by then.

Places from Visakhapatnam northward to the border with Bangladesh ought to put together for hazardous circumstances because the storm approaches. The stretch of coast from Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) to Kolkata (W Bengal) might expertise 125-250mm rain till Saturday (see map beneath).


Map exhibiting whole precipitation (rain) anticipated at completely different factors on the east coast until Saturday

(Picture: The Climate Channel Met Crew)

7.30 am IST

Densely-populated coastal cities like Visakhapatnam, Puri, Bhubaneshwar, and Kolkata are susceptible to excessive impacts from flooding and gusty winds. Many components of japanese coastal India are at risk of flooding, as 24-hour rainfall accumulation might cross 30 cm on Friday.


A bunch of individuals benefit from the excessive waves on Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam coast on Tuesday.

(Photograph: N Kanaka/ TOI, BCCL Visakhapatnam)

In the meantime, rescue and aid businesses just like the NDRF are already making preparations throughout these states, as are safety forces like Coast Guard and Navy. Military and Air Pressure items are reportedly on stand-by.

The IMD recommends ‘intensive evacuation from coastal areas’. Intensive harm to kutcha homes and disruption of highway/rail hyperlinks are anticipated in Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha. Complete destruction of thatched homes, main harm to roads and flooding of escape routes are doubtless in Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpu and Balasore districts of Odisha; east & west Medinipur, south & north 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli, Kolkata districts of West Bengal; and Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh, the nationwide Met division warns.

7.15 am IST

At 2.30 am Wednesday, IST Fani is an Extraordinarily Extreme Cyclonic Storm situated in west-central and adjoining Bay of Bengal, about 710 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 460 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), in line with the India Meteorological Division.

In line with The Climate Channel, Fani appears set to make landfall on Friday night time between Mandarmani in West Bengal and Puri in Odisha. Wind speeds at landfall ought to come right down to 130 km/h (from the anticipated most gale wind velocity of ~190 km/h gusting to 210 km/h).


Precautions to be taken throughout a cyclone

(Picture: The Climate Channel)

The IMD has predicted that Fani might cross the Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, to the south of Puri, round Friday afternoon with most sustained wind of velocity 175-185 kmph gusting to 205 kmph.

7.00 am IST

Welcome to the Cyclone Fani stay tracker! Sustain with the newest information, visuals and developments on what’s being known as the strongest storm to hit India’s east coast in 5 years (since Huhud in 2014).

(With inputs from IANS)

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