Parts of West Bengal and Odisha experienced heavy downpour on Saturday after Cyclone Bulbul intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. And as per the new inputs, Bulbul is predicted to bring heavy rains between Bengal and Bangladesh and winds upto 135 KM/hr with its landfall in the wee hours of Sunday.
To keep the situation in check, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ”yellow warning” and urged people to stay indoors. Fishing activities over Odisha-Bengal coasts have been suspended with people, including tourists, being asked to stay away from the shores.
IMD, issuing a warning, has said that the intensity of rainfalls is likely to increase on November 9 with heavy to very heavy rain at a few places and extremely heavy rains at others, including Kolkata. The sea condition is predicted to be rough until the cyclone makes its way up northwards.
“Thereafter, it (Cyclone) is very likely to re-curve northeastwards and make landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh across Sunderban delta during the early hours of November 10,” Regional Met Director GK Das said.