Tropical Cyclone Amphan to Strike W.Bengal, Odisha With Major Storm Surge
#Cyclone #Amphan now has maximum sustained winds of 165 mph - a Category 5 equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Amphan is tied with Gonu for the strongest #cyclone on record (since 1972) in the North Indian Ocean per Joint Typhoon Warning Center records. pic.twitter.com/yfhzByOz3L— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) May 18, 2020
The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of a storm surge of up to 4-5 meters with Cyclone Amphan making landfall with maximum sustained windspeeds of 155-165 km/hour, gusting to 185 km/hour, bringing with it torrential rainfall.