Amphan transforms into super cyclone
Monday, 18 May 2020 23:23 pm

The very severe cyclonic storm “Amphan” over central parts of West Bay of Bengal has transformed into super cyclone on Monday evening.

Meteorologist Omar Faruk of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Monday night said the maximum sustained wind speed within 90 km of the severe cyclone centre is about 225 kph rising to 245 kph in gusts/squalls. The Sea is very rough near the severe cyclone centre.

Cyclonic storm Amphan was staying over Southeast Bay and adjoining Southwest at Monday evening, about 1045km South-Southwest of Chittagong port, 990km South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 955km South-Southwest of Mongla port and 940km South-Southwest of Payra port, according to the latest weather bulletin of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Bangladesh raised the storm alert to local cautionary signal No 7 for Mongla and Payra seaports and signal No 6 for Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar ports, as Cyclone Amphan moved further to the north-west.