10 facts about Super Cyclone Phailin

Niticentral Staff | Oct 11, 2013

10 facts about Cyclone Phailin

In this photo, fishing boats are pulled off to the shore following a cyclone alert on the Bay of Bengal coast at Puri, Odisha. Tens of thousands of villagers evacuated from coastal areas along India’s eastern seaboard and State officials reached out to the Army and Air Force for help as they prepared on Friday for a massive cyclone spinning in the Bay of Bengal. (AP Photo by Biswaranjan Rout)

The cyclone which is threatening Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast, was named by Thailand. Phailin, which means sapphire in Thai, is the last of the first set of 32 names suggested by Asian countries since 2004. It is a violent tropical cyclone currently threatening the eastern coast of the country. The cyclone originated from an area of low pressure over the Andaman Sea and is slowly consolidating into a depression. On Friday, the cyclone gained forward momentum and attained gale-force winds and designated as Cyclonic Storm Phailin, becoming the second storm of the season. Phailin is now forecasted to intensify further in the next two days, and make landfall over north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts at peak strength. IMD says that it would hit India’s Eastern Coast on the night of October 12.

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(With inputs from agencies)


Storm and rain will increase as Phailin may hit coast at 240kmph: MeT Dept

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Odisha Cyclone Phailin 2013 Satellite Video




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