By Our Correspondent
BHUBANESWAR/KOLKATA/PARADIP: Normal life has been badly hit with rain and thunderstorm continued in view of cyclone ‘Bulbul’.The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Bulbul’ (pronounced as Bulbul) over westcentral & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past 06 hours, and lay centred at 1730 hours IST of today, the 08th November, 2019, over north-west & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal, near Latitude 18.5°N and Longitude 87.6°E, about 220 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 350 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 470 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
It is very likely to intensify slightly till early morning of 9th November. It is very likely to move nearly northwards for some more time and re-curve northeastwards thereafter. It is very likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh Coasts between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh), across Sunderban delta by midnight of 9th November as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 Kmph gusting to 135 Kmph.
Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall very likely over north coastal districts of Odisha with isolated heavy falls over Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak districts on 8th November; and heavy to heavy falls over Balasore, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak districts on 9th November, 2019.
Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls over North & South 24 Parganas and east Medinipur districts on 8th November and heavy to heavy falls at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over North & South 24 Parganas and east & west Medinipur districts on 9th November, 2019. Heavy to heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Howrah and Hooghly on 9th November, 2019.
Meanwhile, the Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Jammu & Kashmir and adjoining north Pakistan at mid-tropospheric levels is very likely to cause light precipitation over Western Himalayan Region on today and move east-northeastwards thereafter. Minimum temperature very likely to fall over northwest & adjoining central India by 2-4°C during next 3 days. A fresh feeble Western Disturbance is very likely to affect Western Himalayan region from 11th night onwards.
As also, the cyclonic circulation over northeast Arabian Sea & adjoining south Gujarat coast extending upto 2.1 km above mean sea level persists. The cyclonic circulation over Sri Lanka & neighbourhood between 1.5 & 3.1 km above mean sea level persists.