Cyclone Bulbul To Miss Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Says NDRF

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DG NDRF said the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands is out of danger from the cyclone Bulbul. However, coastal WB and Odisha on alert.

Written By Nisha Qureshi | Mumbai | Updated On:
Cyclone Bulbul

As West Bengal prepares for Cyclone Bulbul, the DG NDRF has said the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands is out of danger from the cyclone. However, he also said the impact will be seen in coastal West Bengal and Odisha as well. 

Cyclone Bulbul to miss Andaman and Nicobar

The Cyclone is likely to move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh and weaken further, the IMD said earlier. The Department also said that the cyclone will move upwards and currently has a speed of 680 kmph. However, the Odisha government has asked all district administrations to monitor Cyclone Bulbul’s development. NDRF teams have also been deployed in Odisha and West Bengal.

Earlier, 15 of Odisha’s 30 districts had been put on alert for any possible waterlogging and flood-like situation. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra had said the deep depression is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by November 7. He also said parts of Odisha could witness rainfall accompanied by squally surface winds. 

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The IMD on Thursday also said Cyclone Maha that was expected to land on Gujarat has weakened. However, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during the next 12 hours as the weather conditions there will be "rough to very rough". The IMD has also predicted high rainfall in parts of Gujarat. 

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