The landfall initiation, when the outer spiral of the cyclone hits land, is expected around 11 am near Puri. The landfall, which is when the centre of the cyclone reaches land, is expected by 2 pm, Ramesh said.
Powerful cyclonic storm heads for Odisha. Cyclones emerging over Bay of Bengal in April-May are usually weaker, and often swerve away from India’s east coast. What explains Fani’s unusual strength and route?
According to the latest bulletin from the State Relief Commissioner: “FANI in Bay of Bengal lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of 1st May 2019 about 680 km south-southwest of Puri and 430 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam.”
Weather forecast today, Cyclone Fani Today Highlights: With cyclone Fani likely to move northwestwards and then recurve north-northeastwards, Odisha Government on April 28 asked district collectors and departments concerned to remain alert and take necessary measures in advance.
Weather forecast today, Cyclone Fani Today LIVE News Updates: Fishermen along the coasts of these southern states have been advised not to venture into the sea. Those who are in the deep sea areas are advised to return to the coast by Sunday, April 28.
Italy's Civil Protection agency said the last person to have been found dead was a surfer in the Adriatic sea town of Cattolica. The agency on Tuesday declared the highest level of alert on several regions, mainly in the north, where storms were expected to continue all day.
As per the warning-cum-advisory issued this afternoon by Met Centre here, the cyclonic storm is currently centred in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen coast in the Arabian sea and it is likely to "intensify further slightly during the next 12 hours".