Cyclone Bulbul hits West Bengal coastline
Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ has made a landfall near West Bengal’s Sagar Island at around 8 pm on Saturday and is hovering over Sundarban delta in north or northeastward direction.
The entire process of the cyclonic is likely to go on for three hours before the eye of the storm lies over the landmass, reports India.com.
The cyclone, currently 150 kms away from Kolkata, is expected to cross South 24-Parganas with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph, marking a ‘severe’ landfall.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to persist due to ‘Bulbul’. The situation may improve around Sunday evening.
Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ also crossed Odisha coast with winds onshore at 35-40 kmph with heavy rainfall.
One person has died in a rain-related wall collapse incident in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. The incident is being inquired.