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Cyclone Bulbul Intensifies; Widespread Rainfall Expected in West Bengal

By Gagandeep Sokhey . 7th November 2019 12:56pm
Cyclone Bulbul Intensifies; Widespread Rainfall Expected in West Bengal


As we were talking about Cyclone Maha recently, but the reports have stated that Cyclone Maha weakens now. But on the eastern coast of India, a deep depression has formed over the Bay of Bengal which has given rise to a cyclonic storm named "BULBUL" today, as on November 7th.



It is centered over the eastern and central parts of Bay of Bengal which is around 800 km southeast of Paradip and 910 km southeast of Sagar Islands in West Bengal.

However, the cyclone will skip Odisha and surely head towards West Bengal where widespread rainfall can be expected, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).



Earlier, the cyclone was about to hit Odisha and out of 30 districts, 15 have been put on high alert for possibilities of flood-like situation but now the inhabitants of West Bengal will require to be taken care of.

As it is likely to move northwest towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, the cyclone Bulbul is unlikely to hit Odisha coast. However, some coastal parts of Odisha will get rainfall with some winds from November 8 onwards for 3-4 days.



IMD has set up a system which is closely monitoring the direction of cyclonic storm and will track the location of its landfall.

Several fishermen have been warned and told not to venture into the sea for the next 24 hours till further notice from the officials.

IMPACT ON WEST BENGAL 

Winds of speeds up to 40-50kmph are likely to prevail over northwest Bay of Bengal and nearby coastal places of West Bengal and Odisha, later which will increase and intensify.



The new cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is developing in the same region just after six months after cyclone Fani did a devastation on the coastal areas of Odisha and claimed around 64 lives. 

We hope all stay safe and the eye of the storm will pass soon without claiming any lives.