Cyclone Bulbul likely to intensify into severe cyclonic storm


New Delhi: The deep depression over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

 “The Deep Depression over east-central & adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal remained practically stationary and lay centred at about 390 km westnorthwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 810 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 920 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 960 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh),” the IMD said in its latest bulletin.

Cyclone Bulbul is very likely to move northwestwards for some time and then north-northwestwards towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, the IMD said.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into north Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.

As cyclone Bulbul is approaching, fishermen are also advised not to venture into eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 2 days and into westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal during 8th– 10th November.

The met department said 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.