Cyclone Bulbul Set To Form In Next 24 Hrs, Moves Closer To WB, North Odisha

05 November 2019


Bhubaneswar: The low-pressure area, formed over the north Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of the Bay of Bengal on Monday morning, intensified into a depression during early hours of 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’.

“At 2:30 pm on Tuesday, the Depression over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea moved westwards with a speed of 11kmph and lay centred at eastcentral & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea,” the bulletin released by IMD today evening stated.

The system was last located about 270 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 890 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 980 km south-southeast of Sagar islands (West Bengal) and 990 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangla Desh).

“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,” the bulletin added.