Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm “Fani” is developing into an extremely severe cyclonic storm which is just 300km away from Puri, the epicenter of landfall place when the report last received. The facts about the cyclonic storm are getting clearer from the information provided by the top forecasting institutions of the country.
As predicted by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), the cyclonic storm “Fani” is expected to strike in between Chilika and Puri at early morning tomorrow (Friday).
The wind speed may go up to 243km/hour during landfall, but it remains to be seen what will be the actual wind speed in big cities like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Berhampur in the next 12 hours prior to the landfall? If the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) is to be believed, the maximum wind speed in cities like Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, and Cuttack could be around 100 – 115 Km/hr in the next 12 hours. The wind speed in far off places like Nayagarh, Aska, Gunpur, Gajapati, and Dhenkanal may be around 50kmph.
As per the data revealed by the INCOIS, the impact of Fani in Odisha will remain for nearly 12 hours after landfall and the high tidal waves of height ranging from 16 – 34 feet may be witnessed along the Odisha coast from Gopalpur to Chandbali. During that period, the sea will remain very rough and the storm surge will be observed along the coast of Gopalpur to Chandabali within that period.