According to the latest bulletin around 8:00pm on Tuesday of Bangladesh meteorological department (BMD), the maximum sustained wind speed within 85km of the cyclone centre is about 200kph, rising to 220kph in gusts and squalls.
But According to the bulletins of 9:00am and 12:00pm, The maximum sustained wind speed within 90km of the cyclone centre was about 225kph, rising to 245kph in gusts and squalls.
Generally, if a cyclone comes at a speed of more than 220 kmh, Indian meteorological Department (IMD) announces it as a super cyclone. Hence, BMD also terms it as a super cyclone.
Amphan was considered as a super cyclone storm so far in this country.
As of 8:00pm on Tuesday, the cyclone was located 775km southwest of Chittagong port, 730km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 660km south-southwest of Mongla port and 650km south-southwest of Payra port, according to Meteorologist Monowar Hossain.
It is likely to move towards in the north-north easterly direction and cross West Bengal and the Bangladesh coast from Khulna between Wednesday noon and evening.