As Cyclone Bulbul nears, heavy rains and rough sea conditions over Kolkata, Hooghly, Contai

November 8, 2019 11:41 AM |

Heavy Rains in Sub Himalayan West Bengal

West Bengal was experiencing dry weather conditions for the last many days as the weather activities were more concentrated along Arabian Sea and South Peninsula. Dry weather was prevailing in entire East India along with West Bengal due to the absence of any weather system affecting the area.

Now, however, the region is all set to receive some good rains. The ‘Severe’ Cyclone Bulbul over West Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a ‘Very Severe’ Cyclone today morning.

Wind speed has already increased over Coastal areas of West Bengal and isolated light rains have been witnessed over Gangetic West Bengal.

Now, the Cyclone will move initially in North-northwest direction and thereafter in northerly direction towards West Bengal. Therefore, we expect the cloud cover to increase over the states. The Cyclone Bulbul is set to make a landfall near Sundarban and adjoining areas of Bangladesh. We expect the Cyclone to skirt along southern parts of West Bengal and make a landfall over Bangladesh.

Scattered rains will commence in West Bengal from today afternoon. Gradually, the rain intensity will also increase. We expect heavy to very heavy rains on November 9 and 10 over many districts of Gangetic West Bengal. These heavy rains are likely in southern districts of West Bengal such as Dimond Harbor, Kolkata, Hooghly, Contai, 24 South Parganas, Sagar Islands and Sundarban.

These heavy rains may trigger waterlogging and traffic jams in these areas. The winds will be very strong from night of November 9 and afternoon of November 10. So, the fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea or even along the coast from afternoon of November 9 until the evening of November 10. As we expect very strong winds and heavy downpour over Southern districts of the state, therefore residents are advised to take caution and safeguard life and property.

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