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Cyclone Amphan: All operations at Kolkata airport suspended until 5am tomorrow

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Cyclone Amphan: All operations at Kolkata airport suspended until 5am tomorrow

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Kolkata is one particular of the cities which will be afflicted by the motion of the cyclone. The other districts in West Bengal which will bear the brunt of the cyclone are Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas.

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Current: May well 20, 2020 12: 04 IST

A general view of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport in Kolkata.
A normal perspective of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Global (NSCBI) airport in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT file photograph )

The authorities in West Bengal suspended all operations at Kolkata airport until five am on Thursday in the wake of Cyclone Amphan which is hurtling toward the east Indian coastline. It is envisioned to make the landfall concerning West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon.

Kolkata is 1 of the metropolitan areas which will be influenced by the motion of the cyclone. The other districts in West Bengal which will bear the brunt of the cyclone are Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas.

The cyclone will also effect Odisha badly and about 10 districts will be severely impacted. Authorities have evacuated 4.2 million folks from small-lying places in these two states.

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At six.30 am on Wednesday, the cyclone lay centred 125 kilometre absent from Odisha. Some towns in the condition have started acquiring rainfall as the cyclone methods. Paradip is witnessing high winds much too.

The cyclone is packing winds gusting to a pace of 185 kmph. It had turned into Super Cyclone on Tuesday, but its depth has lessened marginally and will make the landfall as extremely serious cyclonic storm. In accordance to glossary of Indian Meteorological Section (IMD), an exceptionally serious cyclonic storm carries wind speed of in between 167 kmph and 221 kmph a storm is categorized as a super cyclone when wind speeds exceed 222 kmph.

Amphan had been billed as the most powerful cyclone in the Bay of Bengal considering that a 1999 storm devastated Odisha, killing about 9,000 men and women.

The storm surge is envisioned to be 4 to 6 metres earlier mentioned the astronomical tide in sections of West Bengal, flooding lower lying areas in the a few districts when it can make landfall. Wind speeds in Kolkata, Hooghly and Howrah are probably to vary amongst 110 kmph and 120 kmph, gusting to 130 kmph.

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