Cyclone Bulbul Photograph:( WION Web Team )
The district administrations in Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara have ordered the closure of schools and Anganwadi Centres for two days.
The cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is likely to lash Odisha with heavy rains and strong winds from Friday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
As a precautionary measure, the district administrations in Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara have ordered the closure of schools and Anganwadi Centres for two days.
"It is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next six hours. It is very likely to move initially north-northwestwards for next 12 hours and then nearly northwards till November 9 morning and then re-curve northeastwards towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal," read a statement.
(A)CS Bulbul intensified into a SCS at 1730 IST and lay centred about 510 km S-SE of Paradip .To intensify further in next 24 hours .To move towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coast. (B)Depression over Arabian Sea weakened into a WML over NE AS and adj Saurashtra Coast pic.twitter.com/KlX1oMEDk2— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) November 7, 2019
IMD has issued a warning for strong wind speed reaching 35 - 45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph becoming squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph by the afternoon of November 8 over Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Balasore and Bhadrak districts.
(With inputs from agencies)