Alexa ‘Bulbul’ intensifies further changing its path

Dhaka, Monday   18 November 2019

Akash

‘Bulbul’ intensifies further changing its path

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:25 PM, 9 November 2019   Updated: 02:18 PM, 9 November 2019

Changing its path, the very severe cyclonic storm “Bulbul” gathered more strength over the Bay of Bengal and is moving towards Bangladesh's coastal region.  

Alipore Met Office in West Bengal said that the storm gathered more strength and became the worst. Although it was initially thought that "Bulbul" is likely to hit the coastal area of West Bengal and Khepupara of Bangladesh's Barishal at midnight on Saturday, it may cross the area either this evening or shortly thereafter. 

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) asked the maritime ports of Mongla and Payra to lower danger signal number seven but instead, hoist great danger signal number 10. Coastal districts of Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 10.  

Besides, the maritime port of Chattogram has been advised to lower danger signal number six but instead hoist great danger signal number 9. Coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 9. 

However, the maritime port of Cox’s Bazar has been advised to keep hoisted local warning signal number 4. 

"The very severe cyclonic storm "Bulbul” over northwest bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards and now lies over the same area and was centred at 09:00 am today about 490 km west-southwest of Chattogram port, 480 km west-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 310 km southwest of Mongla port and 335 km southwest of Payra port," said a Met Office special weather bulletin issued on Saturday morning. 

"It is likely to move in a north/northeasterly direction and may cross West Bengal- Khulna coast (near Sunderban) by this evening. Under it’s peripheral influence gusty/squally wind may affect the maritime ports, north bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh from noon today," it added.  

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