2:34 am: Cyclone Fani lies centred 240 kms from Puri and is approaching Odisha at a speed of 17 kmph. Cyclones are given many names in different regions of the world. The NDRF and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert and the fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea as ‘Fani’ is expected to intensify into a ‘very severe storm’ by Tuesday, the Home Ministry said. 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At its strongest on Friday, Cyclone Fani reached around 185 kmph as it swept across Odisha. ... while over 2,000 electricity poles were uprooted because of high-velocity winds and … , The Bangladeshi government distributed rice, dried food, and ৳19.7 million (US$234,000) to those affected by the cyclone Fani. , Fani killed 17 people in ten districts of Bangladesh. (Photo: IANS), Cyclone Fani makes landfall in Odisha's Puri with wind speed of 185 kmph, Cyclone Fani: Dos, don'ts and helpful links for those in harm's way, How Cyclone Fani got its name and what it means, Cyclone Fani: Severe cyclonic storm to hit Odisha | Ground Report from Puri. Large areas in the seaside pilgrim town of Puri and other places were submerged with water as heavy rains battered the entire coastal belt of the state as the impact of Cyclone Fani started early on Friday.  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government had released over ₹10 billion (US$145 million) for the states affected by Fani.  Fani killed at least 89 people in eastern India and Bangladesh and caused about US$8.1 billion in damages in both India and Bangladesh, mostly in Odisha, in India.  The organization of the system continued to improve, with tight spiral banding wrapping into a formative eye feature, resulting in Fani being upgraded to an extremely severe cyclonic storm by the IMD around 12:00 UTC while the JTWC upgraded the storm to a Category 3-equivalent cyclone hours later. Read more about Anemometer failed to read wind speed of super cyclone in 1999 on Business Standard. A Down To Earth magazine investigation points to an emerging threat facing the world’s vulnerable regions – climate change is changing the chemistry of cyclones in ways we do not understand yet. Bhubaneswar: Energy Department has decided to stop the power supply if the wind speed caused due to the impact of cyclonic storm Fani touches 50 kmph. The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm 'FANI' crossed Odisha coast close to Puri between 0800 and 1000 hrs on 3rd May 2019 with maximum wind speed of around 175-180 kmph.  The Odisha government staged "300 power boats, two helicopters and many chain saws, to cut downed trees" for the purpose. Puri reported maximum sustained wind speed of 142 kmph gusting to 174 kmph at 7.30 hours today." , Approximately 72 people have been killed by Fani in India; 64 in Odisha, In Odisha, a teenager of 14 years was killed after being hit by a falling tree. , Authorities in Bangladesh were ordered to open shelter areas as well in 19 coastal districts. Home / Bengal / Cyclone Fani effects in West Bengal: Heavy rain, high-speed winds; no casualty More than 45, 000 people across the state had been taken to safer places before the cyclone …  The South Central Railway also suffered a damage of about ₹29.8 million (US$432,000). Fani rapidly intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm and reached its peak intensity on 2 May with 1-minute sustained winds equivalent to a high-end Category 4 major hurricane.  Fani resumed strengthening around 12:00 UTC, with the IMD upgrading it to a severe cyclonic storm. The wind speed will be around 100 kmph to 110 kmph," an official of the meteorological department said. They are known as typhoons in the China Sea and Pacific Ocean; hurricanes in the West Indian … Continue reading "RSTV: IN DEPTH- CYCLONE FANI" However, interaction with land has led to slight weakening of extremely severe cyclone Fani, as the eye of the system has almost vanished. When wind blows at a speed of about 119 to 221 kmph then it is known as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and when the speed of the wind exceeds 221 kmph then the cyclone is known as Super Cyclonic Storm.  After the cyclone, Odisha required ₹170 billion (US$2.46 billion) for rebuilding the infrastructure. Puri and Khordha district in Odisha were the worst hit. "After the Super Cyclone of 1999, Fani has been found to be the strongest cyclone to hit India as the wind speed crossed the 200 kmph-mark," Mahesh Palawat, Director at Skymet, told IANS. The cyclone then moved towards Bangladesh but at a reduced wind speed of 90 kmph. Nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal district, he said, adding the evacuees have been accommodated in over 4,000 shelters, including 880 specially designed cyclone centres. The cyclone, one of the rarest summer cyclones, the first one in 43 years and one of 3 summer cyclones to hit Odisha in the last 150 years pummeled the coast of Odisha with heavy The ‘extremely severe’ storm triggered heavy rainfall along with high-velocity winds uprooting several trees and destroying thatched structures at some places including Bhubaneshwar.  In preparation for the storm's impact, the state government of Odisha and its agency OSDMA evacuated over 1.2 million residents from vulnerable coastal areas and moved them to higher ground and into cyclone shelters built a few kilometres inland.  Shortly after, Fani started another period of rapid intensification, attaining 1-minute sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph) just below Category 5-equivalent tropical cyclone intensity, according to the JTWC. Later that day, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on the system. tropical storm having low pressure area but high wind speeds. Fani cyclone: The name has been given by Bangladesh which means “Hood of snakes”. Cyclone also known as Hurricanes, Typhoons all belongs to same category i.e.  At that time, Fani began a period of rapid intensification as it was located within a very favorable environment with sea surface temperatures of 30–31 °C (86–88 °F) and low vertical wind shear. Coastal Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are on high alert. In a subsequent tweet it said, "Current wind speed of the cyclone is 175-185 kmph gusting to 195 kmph.  Total damage in Odisha were estimated at ₹120 billion (US$1.74 billion), mostly in property damage and the relief. , Cyclone Fani at peak intensity on 2 May, while approaching. The cyclonic system, whose eye is around 28 km, is moving at around 30 kmph, Biswas said, adding the process of landfall is expected to be complete around 11 AM. The second named storm and the first severe cyclonic storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Fani originated from a tropical depression that formed west of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean on 26 April. On 3rd May 2019 a severe Cyclonic storm “Fani”, with torrential rains and high wind speed ranging from 180kmph to 205kmph hit Odisha; which left a trail of destruction in the coastal areas (14 districts). NEW DELHI: The landfall process of extremely severe Cyclone Fani began nearly at 8 am Friday close to Puri in Odisha, with the area recording a wind speed of 145 kilometres per hour, the IMD said. “As a preventive measure, power supply will be temporarily cut off if wind speed touches 50 kmph. Several trees were uprooted and thatched structures destroyed at some places including Bhubaneswar. At the same time, the JTWC began warning on the system, designating it 01B. Cyclone Fani to cross Odisha with maximum wind speed of 200 kmph V Kamalakara Rao | TNN | May 3, 2019, 09:03 IST People look out towards the sea from a closed beach in Puri in Odisha on May 2, 2019. , The system continued to intensify until 18:00 UTC on 27 April, after which it stagnated for over a day, as convection around the storm's center waxed and waned. Mritunjay Mohapatra, in-charge of the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department , said the process of landfall will continue for the next three hours. Cyclone Fani finally made landfall in Odisha's Puri district. The wind speed is about to reach 90-100 km/h over Southwest Bay of Bengal, along with and off Sri Lanka coast, off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast on April 29. On 2 May, however, the central dense overcast became more symmetrical and the eye more distinct, and Fani was upgraded to a Category 4-equivalent cyclone by the JTWC at 06:00 UTC. A cyclone making a landfall implies that the first arm of the cyclone has reached the land.  The cyclone also destroyed about 63,000 ha (160,000 acres) of farmland in 35 districts of the country, the agricultural loss were at ৳385 million (US$4.6 million). Research indicates that aerosol and its interaction with the atmosphere acted to mitigate the strengthening effect of anthropogenic warming on Fani, but was not strong enough to entirely counteract it. Prior to Fani's landfall, authorities in India and Bangladesh moved at least a million people each from areas within Fani's projected path onto higher ground, and into cyclone shelters, which is thought to have reduced the resultant death toll and casualties. , Although no fatalities occurred in Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts reported an economic loss of ₹586.2 million (US$8.5 million). , The Indian Meteorological Department tracked the storm and issued numerous yellow warnings for much of the south-eastern portion of India when the cyclone started to intensify. Despite being better prepared this time, experts were left guessing by Fani about […] It sent out 2.6 million text messages to warn of the storm in addition to using television, sirens and public-address systems to communicate the message. The maximum sustained winds with the cyclonic storm is 180-190 kmph gusting up to 200-220 kmph. As a result, the JTWC upgraded Fani to a Category 1-equivalent cyclone late on 29 April.  Development proceeded more slowly over the following days, with little improvement evident in the system's satellite presentation. The cyclone maintained its intensity till it reached Bhubaneswar and then hanged direction to move in a northeastward direction towards Mayurbhanj. Vertical wind shear at first hindered the storm's development, but conditions became more favorable for Fani on 30 April.  The cyclone adversely affected electricity supply and telecommunication in several coastal areas of Odisha, and to a lesser extent, of West Bengal. The severe cyclonic storm Fani will hit Bangladesh tomorrow, Bangladesh Meteorological Department says in its updated forecast. In a bulletin issued on Wednesday morning, the Indian Meteorological Department said Cyclone Fani (pronounced as Foni) crossed Odisha on May 3, with maximum wind speeds of 205 kmph — the highest wind speed of Hudhud was 215kmph.The impact of Cyclone Fani is also likely to be more than that of Cyclone Titli, which hit the Odisha-Andhra coast last year, leaving 60 dead. With another very severe cyclonic storm looming over the state, it was recalled that so high was the wind speed of the super cyclone that ravaged Odisha in 1999 that the anemometers at the IMD office and at Paradip had failed to record it. After the landfall, the system is passing through Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore before entering West Bengal, Sethi said, adding the state capital of Bhubaneswar is likely to be hit by high velocity wind of around 140 kmph. One woman died when she was hit by flying debris, and another died of a heart attack while in a cyclone shelter. Cyclone Fani in Odisha today: Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha’s Puri district Friday morning with a speed of 175 kmph. "The cyclone has entered the Odisha coast at Puri around 8 am and it will take around three hours for the entire landfall process to be completed," Director of Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas said. Fani weakened before making its landfall, and its convective structure rapidly degraded thereafter, degenerating into a remnant low on 4 May, and dissipating on the next day.  Fani continued to weaken after landfall, weakening to a cyclonic storm later that day, before passing just north of Kolkata.  The Jagannath Temple in Puri suffered minor damage, the repairing cost were estimated to be ₹51 million (US$738,000). For reprint rights: Syndications Today, The eye of the cyclone, which is calm, is nearly 30 km. 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