Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ may hit Bangladesh Saturday

Staff Correspondent
8 November 2019, Fri
Published: 04:52

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ may hit Bangladesh Saturday

Cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is likely to hit Bangladesh's  Sundarbans coast at any time tomorrow, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department said today.

“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 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.

The Met Office has advised the maritime ports in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, Payra and the Sundarbans to hoist local warning signal No. 4.

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.

The cyclone is likely to intensify further and move northwards till early morning of Nov 9, the Indian Meteorological Office said.

Most parts of the country experienced overcast skies with some light rainfall from Friday morning.

''Bulbul'' was over the east-central bay and adjoining area moved north-northwestwards over the same area and was center 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.

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