Alexa ‘Bulbul’ likely hit Bangladesh mid-night: Signal-4

Dhaka, Friday   22 November 2019


‘Bulbul’ likely hit Bangladesh mid-night: Signal-4

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:03 PM, 8 November 2019   Updated: 05:38 PM, 8 November 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ is likely to hit Bangladesh coast on Saturday mid-night as it doesn't change the direction and continues to head towards the coast being further intensified; Bangladesh Meteorological Department sources informed today. That's why seaports have been asked to show the local cautionary signal number four.

In addition, the cyclone 'Bulbul' could hit the Mid-East Bay and adjoining areas on Saturday; says met office press release this noon.

“We cannot tell the exact time when Bulbul will hit. But the cyclone does not change its direction, it may hit the Bangladesh coast anytime tomorrow,” meteorologist Shanana Sultana told the media at 12 noon.

She said Bulbul was still 700 kilometers away from the Bangladesh coast and was advancing towards Bangladesh and India’s West-Bengal.

Meanwhile, maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisting local cautionary signal number four, according to an official release.

“Bulbul” was over east-central bay and adjoining area, moved north- northwestwards over the same area and was centered at 6 am about 760 km south-southwest of Chattogram port, 710 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 665 km south of Mongla port and 650 km south of Payra port,” the release said.