Cyclone Fani, which has turned into an “extreme severe cyclonic” storm, is about 450 km from the Odisha coast, the India Meteorological Department said in an early morning tweet. It said that the cyclonic storm – also pronounced ‘FONI’ – is moving northwards with a speed of 5 kms per hour in last six hours and is likely to make landfall at Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali anytime after tomorrow afternoon, with a wind speed of up to 200 km per hour. Nineteen districts of West Bengal, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit by cyclone Fani. East Coast Railway canceled 22 trains on Wednesday, taking the total to 103 trains. Railways have also diverted the route of 2 trains. According to the information, all trains pass through the affected areas of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal besides Kolkata.
Cyclone Fani Live Updates
11:00 AM IST-So far, it is estimated that heavy rains can occur in Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh by Thursday and the wind speed is expected to be 180 -190 km per hour. Puri, Ganjam, Jagat Singhpur, Khurda are expected to rise more than 2 meters above normal by sea waves.
10:30 AM IST- Canceled Trains are Patna-Ernakulam Express, New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express, Howrah-Chennai Central Coromandal Express, Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express, Bhubaneshwar-Rameshwaram Express, Muzaffarpur-Yeshwantpur Express, Puri-Anand Vihar Terminal Nilanchal Express, and Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express