Cyclone Fani to Hit Assam, Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday

The Department says on Saturday Assam will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall and wind in at least 10 places.


After Odisha, cyclone Fani will move towards North East via West Bengal and Bangladesh. The central MeT Department has issued a particular set of warnings for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh .

The super cyclone Fani made a landfall today in Odisha, killing 6 people so far. A number of villages are submerged and trees have uprooted in many places. The MeT department had warned of very heavy rainfall and disturbed sea condition. The wind speed can go up to 200kms per hour, Dept said earlier.

The Department says on Saturday Assam will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall and wind in at least 10 places including Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Barpeta, Kamrup, South Salmara, Mankachar and parts of Baksa.

On the other hand, Kamrup(Metro), Nalbari, Darang, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Cachar and Karimganj will see very heavy rainfall and are marked under a Yellow category warning for the same.

On Sunday, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Sonitpur, Udalguri district will also see heavy rainfall.

The regional MeT department in Azara, however, has informed News18 that cyclone Fani will have a much lesser impact and the speed of the wind will be limited between 30-40 km per hour. Assam and parts of North East will see heavy to too heavy rainfall.

A total of 13 flights from Guwahati to Kolkata have been cancelled for the next two days.

Devastation caused by the cyclonic storm Fani in Odisha-  Must watch this Video

Arunachal Pradesh 

As per the Weather Warning Report received from Regional Metrological Centre, Guwahati, the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “Fani” is likely to hit most of the district of Arunachal Pradesh on 4th and 5th May 2019.

The intensity of the storm is, however, likely to be reduced and the entire states of North East region shall face its effect in the form of strong wind reaching 30-40 kmph. Widespread rainfall activity is expected in the western and central part of the state.

All the districts likely to be affected have been alerted and directions have been issued to take all precautionary and preventive measures. Further, a team of NDRF have been pre-positioned at Balukpung for immediate action, if need be.


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