Cyclone Bulbul may turn very severe likely to move towards West Bengal

  • | Thursday | 7th November, 2019

Kolkata: A cyclone formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a "very severe" cyclonic storm over the next two days and set to head towards the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, skirting Odisha, the Met department said on Thursday. Cyclone 'Bulbul', which lay around 930 km south- southeast of Kolkata, "might turn into a severe cyclonic storm by Thursday midnight and further intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm by Saturday evening", leading to rough sea conditions, Regional Met Director G K Das said. "The storm is very likely to move north-northwestwards towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts," Das said. If the system intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm, the maximum sustained windspeed might reach 115 to 125 kmph, with gusts up to 140 kmph, the weatherman explained. According to the weatherman, West Bengal and Odisha coasts might experience squally wind with speed reaching up to 50 kmph from Friday evening, which might gradually increase thereafter.

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