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01 May 2019 description

THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” ECP: 970 hPa OVER WESTCENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING AREA MOVED NORTHWARDS FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA (LAT. 14.8°N, LONG. 83.9°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 06 PM TODAY (1ST MAY 2019) ABOUT 1205 KM SOUTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 1160 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 1060 KM SOUTHWEST OF MONGLA PORT AND 1070 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER AND MOVE IN A NORTH /NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION.

01 May 2019 description
  • Cyclone Fani, has further intensified into an “severe cyclonic storm” and is approaching the Odisha coast. It is likely to cross Odisha Coast somewhere between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri district around 3 May.
  • A red alert warning for 17 districts of Odisha has been issued on 30 April. After landfall, it is likely to move to Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts of Odisha and then enter to West Bengal.
  • Damaging winds up to 170 km/h to 185 km/h, gusting up to 205 kph with intense lightning strikes are also predicted.
01 May 2019 description

According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin-25 , the very severe cyclonic storm “FANI” (ECP:970 hPa) (pronunciation Foni) over west-central bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area and was centered about 1235 KM southwest of Chattogram port, 1190 km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1095 km southwest of Mongla port and 1100 km southwest of Payra port at 12noon today the 1st May 2019. It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/ northwesterly direction.

01 May 2019 description

For Island and Deep and shallow sea areas to the East, Southeast and North of Sri Lanka

PLEASE BE AWARE!

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as FONI) over southwest Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka, was located near latitude 14.1N, Longitude 83.9E at 08.30 a.m. of 01st May 2019, about 680 km northeast of Trincomalee. It is likely to move northwestwards till 01st May noon and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards towards Odisha Coast, India while moving away from the island.

30 Apr 2019 description
report CARE

MAPUTO/DHAKA (April 30, 2019) — As Cyclone Fani approaches India and Bangladesh, CARE experts have warned that the increased occurrences of disasters in poorer countries is saddling millions of innocent people with the “debt of climate change.”

30 Apr 2019 description

THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” ECP: 970 hPa OVER WESTCENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING SOUTHWEST BAY AND SOUTHEAST BAY MOVED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS, INTENSIFIED FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA (LAT. 13.5°N, LONG. 84.5°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 09 PM TODAY (30 APRIL 2019)
ABOUT 1260 KM SOUTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 1210 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 1145 KM SOUTHWEST OF MONGLA PORT AND 1140 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER AND MOVE IN A NORTH /NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION.

30 Apr 2019 description

The situation

On 26 April 2019, a low-pressure system named Cyclone Fani, developed over the Indian Ocean and adjoining Bay of Bengal.

30 Apr 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone FANI is moving over the Bay of Bengal, toward the eastern coast of India. On 30 April at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 650 km south-east of Chennai City (Tamil Nadu, India) and 700 km north-east of Point Pedro town (Northern Province, Sri Lanka), with maximum sustained winds of 157 km/h.

In the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move further north-west, intensifying with maximum sustained winds up to 204 km/h.

29 Apr 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone FANI is moving north-west over the southern Bay of Bengal. On 29 April its centre was located approximately 610 km east of Trincomalee City (Sri Lanka) and 930 km north-east of Chennai City (Tamil Nadu, India) with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm).

Over the next 24 hours, it will strengthen to a severe cyclonic storm, with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h.

A warning for very strong winds, heavy rainfall and rough sea has been issued for coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, India.