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06 November 2019


Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into the tropical Cyclonic Storm - 'Bulbul' by 11:30 pm tonight (Wednesday) and into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 20 hours (5:30 pm on Thursday), the Indian Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar stated.

Bulbul is very likely to move northwestwards for some time and then north-northwestwards towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, the IMD stated in its bulletin released at 9 pm on Wednesday.

This means, the cyclone will not be hit Odisha but under the impact of the system, Odisha will be experience light to moderate rains accompanied by thunderstorms. The Met Department predicted that some parts of interior Odisha and coastal regions of the State will witness moderate rainfall from November 8 to 10.

According to the IMD bulletin released at 9 pm today evening, the system is about 400 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 810 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 920 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 950 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

The IMD predicted light rain/thundershowers is likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Dhenkanal and Rayagada and dry weather likely over rest district of Odisha. “Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the districts of north coastal Odisha, at many places over south coastal Odisha and at isolated places over the districts of interior Odisha,” the IMD stated.

Wind warning: Odisha Coast: Squally wind speed reaching 40 – 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to commence over northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast from 8th November evening and gradually increase thereafter, the IMD bulletin added.