According to the Department of Meteorological Department (IMD), the storm has moved east-north-eastwards with a speed of 17 kmph in the past six hours and further weakened into a cyclonic storm.
” Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul weakened into a cyclonic storm and lay-off at 0530 hours today, over Bangladesh & adjoining coastal West Bengal. It is most likely to move across the East-North East over the next 6 hrs during a deep depression, “IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin on Sunday.
According to the news agency ANI, the ferry services have been suspended at Bichali Ghat in Kolkata due to the cyclonic storm.
The IMD predicted that light to moderate rainfall would hit most of the coastal district of West Bengal with a few places north and south 24 Parganas, East Medinipur and isolated heavy rainfall over West Medinipur, Howrah, Nadiya and The next 12 hours during Hooghly.
The department added that the isolated heavy falls with many places at moderate rainfall are very likely over the next 36 hours in South Assam and Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram.
Severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ landslide Saturday midnight between Sagar Islands in West Bengal and Khepupara, Bangladesh
With inputs from Agency