With cyclone Fani having intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, it is expected to escalate to a severe storm by tomorrow and will continue to move Northwest and change its path to Northeast from Wednesday, according to India Meteorological Department.
‘The cyclonic storm Fani, which has its root at Bay of Bengal, is likely to hit the Northeastern states of India including Manipur by the evening of May 1’, stated a PIB report as per notification by the Ministry of Earth Science.
A freak storm possibly an impact of the cyclonic Fani, yesterday killed three persons including a woman while enjoying boat ride at Chadong artificial lake in Manipur. Many trees and houses were also destroyed at various places in the nearly thirty minutes deadly storm.
The Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) issued a warning stating that thunderstorm, accompanied by gusty winds of 30 to 40 kmph speed and lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram as well as Tripura and heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland for the period between April 29 and May 3.
The Ministry of Earth Science report said that the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ (pronounced as ‘FONI’) over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved northwards in the last six hours.