Cyclone Bulbul is steadily gathering intensity over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm by Friday night.
The weather office hasn’t yet said whether Cyclone Bulbul will make landfall in India but its predictions suggest that Bulbul will skirt Odisha and head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh in the upcoming days.
Cyclone Bulbul is expected to bring rainfall over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, north coastal Odisha and coastal West Bengal.
The India Meteorological Department said Bulbul may cause damage to thatched houses, partial damage to communication and power lines, major damage to coastal crops and uprooting of trees.
The weathermen advised complete suspension of fishing activity from Friday onwards.
Cyclone Bulbul is the seventh named storm of the unusually active 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The name Bulbul, was contributed by Pakistan, is the seventh the series of named cyclones of this season. If IMD’s predictions hold true, Bulbul will also be the sixth storm to reach an intensity of very severe cyclonic storm.