Cyclone Bulbul makes landfall, to weaken and give rains over Northeast India

November 10, 2019 9:43 AM |

Bulbul Cyclone

Updated on Nov 10, 09:45 AM: Severe Cyclone Bulbul made landfall over Indo-Bangladesh coast last night and has now weakened into a Cyclone. Moreover, the system is now expected to weaken into a Depression soon, and will move towards Northeast India giving rains over the region. 

In the last 24 hours, Contai in West Bengal saw a whopping 166 mm of rains, Dum Dum Airport in Kolkata 103 mm, Alipore in Kolkata 91.7 mm, Digha 96.6 mm, Diamond Harbour 91 mm.

Now, rains are expected to reduce significantly and threat to West Bengal is over now.

Published on Nov 09, 7:00 PM: Very Severe Cyclone Bulbul is all set to make landfall in the next few hours keeping West Bengal and Bangladesh on alert. The storm is centered at Latitude 21 °North and Longitude 88 °East about 70 km South southwest of Sagar Islands, 175 South Southwest of Kolkata and 260 km of Khepupara.

The storm is currently packing winds of 120-130 kmph gusting up to 150 kmph. Bulbul is likely to now weaken, move northeast and cross Indo-Bangladesh border, close to Sagar Islands making its landfall between 8 and 10 pm as a Severe Cyclonic Storm. During the time of landfall, winds will be between 110 and 120 kmph gusting up to 135 kmph.

Storm surge will be seen of about 6-8 feet, and some low lying areas in West Bengal may also get inundated. In fact, strong winds will become gale force winds, wreaking havoc over West Bengal. Bulbul, after making landfall, will take around 6 hours to weaken into a Cyclonic Storm.

During the next 6-12 hours, places including Digha, Sagar Islands, Midnapore, Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah 24 South Parganas, Purba Medinipur and adjoining areas are all set to see very heavy rains,

The coming six hours are very crucial for the state of West Bengal as not only will the rains be heavy but winds will also be very strong, which is why residents are cautioned to stay safe and not venture out of their homes. After six hours, there may be slight drop in rain intensity, but heavy showers and very strong winds will continue. Some relief is only expected after 12 hours.

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