Cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ moves northwards in Bay

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DHAKA, Nov 8, 2019 (BSS) – The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ over
west-central Bay and adjoining east-central Bay moved northwards,
intensifying further and now lies over northwest Bay and adjoining west-
central Bay.

It was centered at 6 pm today about 620 km southwest of Chattogram Port,
585 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar Port, 495 km southwest of Mongla Port and 490
km southwest of Payra Port, according to a release of Bangladesh
Meteorological Department (BMD).

It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/northeasterly
direction and may cross West Bengal-Khulna coast (near the Sundarban) by
tomorrow evening.

Under its peripheral influence, gusty wind may affect the maritime ports,
North Bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh from early morning tomorrow.

Sea will remain very high near the very severe cyclone centre, said the
press release.

Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local warning
signal number four at a scale of 10 but instead hoist danger signal number
seven.

Coastal districts of Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur,
Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars
will come under danger signal number seven.

Maritime port of Chattogram has been advised to lower local warning signal
number four.

Coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and
their offshore islands and chars will come under danger signal number six.

Maritime port of Cox’s Bazar has been advised to keep hoisted local warning
signal number four.

Under the influence of the very severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ and the moon
phase, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali,
Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirozpur,
Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars
are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 5-7 feet height above normal
astronomical tide.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain
in shelter till further notice.

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