Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Bulbul’ over northwest Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Warning and post-Landfall Outlook for West Bengal Coast: Red Message

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Bulbul’ (pronounced as Bul bul) over northwest and adjoining ‘westcentral’ Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours, and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 9th November 2019, over northwest Bay of Bengal, near Lat.20.0°N and Long.

87.7°E about 110 km east-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 190 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 340 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

It is very likely to weaken gradually, move ‘northeastwards’ and cross West Bengal – Bangladesh Coasts between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh), across Sunderban delta by late evening/night of 9th November as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 Kmph gusting to 135 Kmph.

(Inputs with “Ministry of Earth Science”).

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