Cyclone 'Bulbul' likely to enter very serious category, may move towards Bengal
Vice Daily 2019-11-07 21:46:03
The cyclone over the Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a 'very severe' cyclone over the next two days, passing through the coast of West Bengal, Bangladesh and Odisha. The meteorological department gave this inform…
The cyclone over the Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a 'very severe' cyclone over the next two days, passing through the coast of West Bengal, Bangladesh and Odisha. The meteorological department gave this information on Thursday.
Meteorological Department Regional Director GK Das said, "Cyclone Bulbul" is located 930 km southeast of Kolkata and is likely to strengthen further on Thursday night. On Saturday, it will become stronger and reach the 'very severe' category which could adversely affect the situation at sea. "In view of this, fishermen have been advised to return to the coast by Thursday evening and not to go to sea until further orders. Das said, "The storm is likely to move north-northwest towards the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh."
The cyclone 'Bulbul' has an impact zone with a wind speed of 70 to 80 km / h and while the center Its speed is 90 kilometers per hour. The meteorologist said that if it turns into a very severe cyclonic storm then its maximum speed will reach 115 to 125 kmph and the speed will be 140 kmph in the center of the storm. Director General of Meteorological Department Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that the cyclonic system is being monitored and the possible location of hitting the coast is being assessed.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in West Bengal's coastal districts of East Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts from November 9 to 11. A government official said that the officials of the concerned districts have been asked to monitor the situation and prepare an action plan to deal with the emergency.
According to the Meteorological Department, the coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha will start moving at a speed of 50 km per hour from Friday evening and this speed will keep increasing.