(SS) – Cyclone Fani continues to strengthen as it tracks over the Bay of Bengal and may make a direct hit on the eastern India coastline later this week. More than 100 million people are in the potential path of this life-threatening tropical cyclone. Fani is currently an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm with winds equal

to a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic or East Pacific oceans. Additional strengthening is expected into Thursday as Fani could bring winds in excess of 213 km/h (132 mph), equal to a Category 4 hurricane. There is a chance that Fani could briefly become a Super Cyclonic Storm, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, during this time. READ MORE

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