| 20 May 2020, 00:00 | Update : 20 May 2020, 19:00
Cyclone ‘Amphan’ is likely to make landfall on the coast by 8pm tonight, with a 180-200 kph wind speed at its centre.
The maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist great danger signal number 10 while Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar great danger signal number 9.
At 3 pm on Wednesday, the cyclone centered at about 420 km southwest off Chattogram port, 430 km southwest off Cox’s Bazar port, 200 km southwest off Mongla port and 250 km southwest off Payra port, according to a Met office bulletin.
“It’s likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction and may start crossing West Bengal-Bangladesh coast during 4pm to 8pm today,” it said.
The maximum sustained wind speed within 80 kms of the cyclone centre is about 180 kph rising to 200 kph in gusts/squalls. The sea will remain very high near the cyclone centre.