Kolkata, Nov 8 (UNI) The severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ (pronounced as Bul Bul) over west central and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph during the past six hours, intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay centered at
0530 hrs IST today (November 8) over west central and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal, weather men said today.
Currently, the storm is hovering near Lat.16.9°N and Long. 87.6°E about 390 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 530 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 630 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh) .
It is very likely to intensify further till early morning of November 9 and move northwards. Thereafter, it is expected to re-curve northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh), across Sunderban delta during the early hours of November 10 as a severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 Kmph gusting to 135 Kmph.