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Bulbul To Bring Heavy Rains With Strong Winds In Coastal Odisha


07 November 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


Bhubaneswar: Tropical cyclone ‘Bulbul’ which is around 510 kilometres from Paradip intensified into a severe cyclonic storm at 5:30 pm (November 7). While this severe cyclone is not going to make a landfall in Odisha, the state will experience its impact in form of heavy rains and strong winds.

According to a bulletin issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today at 8:30 pm, Bulbul will bring light to moderate rainfall at many places very likely over north coastal districts of Odisha with isolated heavy falls over Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts on 8th November 2019.

“Most places over north coastal districts of Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall.  Heavy to very heavy falls has been forecasted for Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts and heavy falls at isolated places over Mayurbhanj, Cuttack and Jajpur districts on 9th November 2019,” the IMD stated.

It added, strong wind speed reaching 35 – 45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph becoming squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph by afternoon of 8th over Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak districts.

“Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph likely towards evening of 9th November over Jagatsinghpur, Balasore and Bhadrak districts. It is likely to decrease from 10th onwards. Puri, Ganjam and Jajpur districts are likely to experience squally wind speed reaching 40-50kmph gusting to 60 kmph on 8th and 9th November.”

Sea Condition:

Sea condition will be high over eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and become very high from 8th November morning for subsequent 24 hours over central & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal and very high to phenomenal over North Bay of Bengal by 9th November morning for subsequent 12 hours.

Sea condition will be rough to very rough along and off Odisha and West Bengal coasts from 8th onwards becoming very high on 9th and 10th November, the IMD stated.

Damage Expected over coastal districts of north Odisha and West Bengal:

  • Damage to thatched houses/ huts. Unattached metal sheets may fly;
  • Damage to embankments/ salt pans;
  • Partial damage to power and communication lines;
  • Major damage to Kutcha and some damage to Pucca roads;
  • Flooding of escape routes;
  • Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of trees;
  • Damage to banana and papaya trees;
  • Large dead limbs blown from trees;
  • Major damage to coastal crops.

Action Suggested for coastal districts of north Odisha and West Bengal:

  • Total suspension of fishing operations from 8th November onwards;
  • People in affected areas to remain indoors;
  • Movement in motor boats unsafe;
  • Beach movement may be restricted.

Fishermen Warning:

  • Total suspension of fishing operations from 8th onwards over Odisha-West Bengal coasts;
  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 2 days and into westcentral & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal during 8th & 9th Nov. 2019 and over north Bay of Bengal during 9th – 12th November;
  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into northwest Bay of Bengal along & off Odisha – west Bengal coasts from 8th November onwards;
  • The fishermen out at Sea are advised to return to the coast from these areas.