05 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: The depression over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 11 kmph and lay centred at 5:30 pm on Tuesday. The Bay of Bengal depression is all set to intensify further into a cyclonic storm by Wednesday morning. Once the system concentrates into a cyclonic storm, it will be named ‘Bulbul’.
As per the latest bulletin released by the IMD, the system was located 300 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 870 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 960 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 970 km nearly south of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards initially and then north-northwestwards, towards West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts.
According to the IMD forecast, the system will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday with wind speed ranging between 70 and 130 kmph. “On November 8 (Friday), the storm will further intensify into very severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained surface wind speed of 130 to 140 kmph gusting to 155 kmph," the bulletin added.
Squally wind speed reaching 40 – 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to commence over northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha – West Bengal coasts from 8th November evening and gradually increase thereafter. Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph very likely to over east central Bay of Bengal around the system centre for next 12 hours and will become gale wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph by 7th November morning.
It will gradually increase further over central parts of Bay of Bengal, becoming 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph by 8th November evening. Sea condition will be very rough to High over eastcentral Bay of Bengal till 7th November morning and become very high to phenomenal during 7th November evening to 8th November evening.
Sea condition will be very High to Phenomenal over eastcentral & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal on 8th November and over westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal from 8th November evening. Then rough to very rough over north Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha – west Bengal coasts during 8th to 9th November morning and very High to Phenomenal over north Bay of Bengal on 10th November morning.
The fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along & off Odisha coast and over north Bay of Bengal from 8th November onwards till further notice and whoever in deep sea are advised to return to the coast by 7th November(Night), 2019. Also, the fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area of eastcentral Bay of Bengal till 9th November and westcentral Bay of Bengal from 7th November till further notice, the IMD warned.