According to the Indian Meteorological Department (MeT), Cyclone Amphan had made landfall at 2:30 pm at Digha. By 5:30 pm, it had crossed the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast as a "very severe cyclonic storm with the speed of 155-156 kmph gusting to 185 kmph."
As the storm moves north-northeastwards, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told PTI that it will completely enter land by 7 pm.
The cyclone will reach near Kolkata by the evening, Mohapatra said, adding that the city and its adjoining districts will witness strong winds with an intensity of 110-120 kmph. The cyclone is moving at a speed of 25-30 kmph.
The wall cloud of the cyclone is around 120 kilometers wide while the eye of the storm is roughly 40 kilometers in diameter.