Bhubaneswar: FANI is moving at a speed of 22 kilometres per hour, is 670 kilometres away from Vizag and 800 kilometres from Puri. It is in the form of very severe cyclonic storm, said Bhubaneswar IMD Centre’s Meteorologist, Gouranga Charan Behera.
“On May 1 (Wednesday) FANI will take the shape of ‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm’ and recurve north northwestward and touch Odisha,” Behera added.
FANI is likely to hit Odisha between Gopalpur and Puri on May 3 by 5:30 pm.
When FANI hits Odisha coast, the wind speed will be between 170 kmph and 180 kmph, gusting upto 200 kmph, the IMD Scientist added.