BanglaHunt Desk: Cyclone Amphan is losing strength, according to the Meteorological Department. Has been roaming in the same area for the last 24 hours. It will take another 72 hours to hit the mainland. However, the storm is likely to turn northwest. A 48-hour alert has been issued in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Amphan has changed the temperature
Due to the low pressure in the Andamans during the last few days, the mercury has not been able to touch the maximum line even in the full moon. Again due to the arrival of Cyclone Amphan, the amount of water vapor in the air is much higher than the humidity. Due to which there is a possibility of Kalavaishakhi with heavy rain in the next two days in some parts.
Yesterday morning in Kolkata city, the maximum temperature was around 33 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was around 25 degrees Celsius. Temperatures rose slightly on Thursday. Today, the maximum temperature in Kolkata will be around 34 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius. Although the presence of cloud-free bright sky has been observed since morning, the weather office is expecting storms in 24 to 48 hours.
Naming the cyclone
The previous list of cyclones named by the Meteorological Department of eight countries in 2004 will end after the cyclone in the North Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal or the Arabian Sea. The next cyclone will be named 'Amphan', a name proposed by Thailand, which also ended the 2004 list.
A new panel was formed in 2018 to coordinate and determine names for future cyclones, IMD Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said. Accordingly, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen named the cyclones in the region.