Alexa `Bulbul` near West Bengal coast

Dhaka, Thursday   14 November 2019


`Bulbul` near West Bengal coast

 International Desk

 Published: 05:58 PM, 9 November 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The cyclon 'Bulbul' is now close to the West Bengal coast of India, has taken a powerful form from the deep low pressure. As a result, Kolkata is experiencing heavy rains with strong winds.

The Alipore Meteorological Department said that 'bulbul' was moving towards the West Bengal Sea Peninsula at high speed. It could hit by midnight on Saturday. The cyclone center records a wind speed of 120 to 130 km.

West Bengal and Orissa authorities have taken all preparations to deal with the probable disaster. The Kolkata Police and Disaster Force are careful to face any situation.

Besides, all educational institutions in the coastal districts of West Bengal have been declared closed to prevent major catastrophes. Besides, locals have been asked to take shelter in a safe place.

Meanwhile, in the coastal areas under the influence of bulbul, heavy rains can blow in the next 24 hours with stormy winds. Besides, heavy rains are also expected in different parts of Kolkata with strong winds at 60 to 70 kph.

Locals say the location of the ‘Bulbul’ is being closely monitored. Meanwhile, the central government has sent at least 34 teams to West Bengal and Orissa to counter the ‘Bulbul’.

The Meteorological Department also said that the cyclone 'Bulbul' in the Bay of Bengal was taking shape and was moving towards the Sundarbans part of India. ‘Bulbul’ may also hit Bangladesh.