Deputy Director of India Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay on May 20 said cyclone Amphan, which will hit coastal parts of West Bengal in the evening hours and then venture towards Bangaldesh, is likely to retain its intensity till the morning of May 21.
"Cyclone Amphan lies 177 kms south southeast of Digha.
After landfall, it is likely to move north northeast close to Kolkata.
At the time of crossing coast, wind speed to be around 155-165 kmph.
It is likely to retain intensity as cyclone till May 21 morning," Bandyopadhyay told media in Kolkata.