Bhubaneswar: The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul (Pronounced as Bulbul) over west-central & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal moved northwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past six-hour and lay centred at 2:30 pm today.
This has been informed by the India Meteorological Department today.
As per the latest updates, the cyclone laid centred over west-central & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal, near Lat.18.1°N and Long. 87.6°E about 260 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 390 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 510 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
It is very likely to intensify further till the early morning of 9th November.
Thereafter, it is very likely to move nearly northwards till 9th November morning. Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve northeastwards and 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.