Very Severe Cyclone Bulbul Weakens, No Heavy Rainfall In Odisha

10 November 2019


Bhubaneswar: The very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul has weakened into Cyclonic Storm over coastal Bangladesh in past three hours and will further weaken into a Deep Depression during the subsequent six hours. For Odisha, no heavy rainfall is expected.

This was confirmed by the latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Bulbul lays centred over coastal West Bengal & adjoining Bangladesh about 160 km northeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), 75 km southwest of Sunderban National Park, 130 km southeast of Kolkata and 75 km west-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh). It is very likely to move east-northeastwards across Bangladesh before it begins to weaken into deep depression.

IMD predicts Light to moderate rainfall at most places very likely over with heavy at isolated places over North & South 24 Parganas, East Medinipur and Nadiya districts of West Bengal during next 06 hours. For the North-East states, light to moderate rainfall at many places very likely over South Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram is expected during the next 24 hours.

Maximum wind speed is 80-90 kmph with gusting up to 100 kmph. As the cyclone weakens, the wind speed and intensity of rainfall is expected to also reduce.

For Odisha, light to moderate rainfall at isolated places is likely to occur over coastal districts during the next 24 hours. However, heavy rainfall is not expected for the State.

Sea Condition

 Sea condition is very high to very high over northwest Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to improve and become very rough to high by today morning and improve gradually thereafter. Sea condition will be high to very rough over the northeast Bay of Bengal tonight during next 12 hours.

Fishermen Warning

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along & off north Odisha coast and Northwest Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours.