Tropical Cyclone Matmo/Bulbul - Oct 2019Ongoing
Tropical Cyclone MATMO formed over the South China Sea on 29 October, moving west-northwest towards Vietnam. On 30 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 275 km east-southeast of Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh Province, central Vietnam) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm). (ECHO, 30 Oct 2019)
Tropical depression MATMO was moving into Cambodia from Vietnam on 31 October and is expected to bring heavy rain to the central part of Thailand, where temperatures are also dropping over next few days. Strong winds and heavy rains have resulted in power loss and damaged buildings and houses in the southern central provinces of Binh Din and Phú Yên, Vietnam. The authorities evacuated around 15,000 households to safer places. A considerable rise of the water level of Rivers in Phú Yên, including Cai River have been observed representing a high flooding risk. In Quang Ngãi Province, many houses were damaged and trees were uprooted, particularly in local southern districts. (ECHO, 1 Nov 2019)
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control of Vietnam reported, that Typhoon Matmo has destroyed 179 houses, damaged 2,314 buildings and 35 schools in the provinces of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Gia Lai and Thua Thien Hue. As of 4 November, 1 person is reported missing, 14 people have been injured and 20,000 displaced. (ECHO, 4 Nov 2019)
After passing over south-east Asia, Tropical Cyclone MATMO has reformed over the Bay of Bengal. On 7 November its centre was approximately 480 km south-west of Ayeyarwady Region...with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h...On 7-8 November, rain and thunderstorms are forecast over eastern Myanmar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) and strong winds in West Bengal. Preparedness planning is ongoing in the Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, which hosts close to a million refugees. (ECHO, 7 Nov 2019)
The severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm as it moves towards the West Bengal and Bangladesh coast. The system is likely to intensify further before turning north-east across the West Bengal - Bangladesh coast between Sagar Islands and Khepupara, across Sundarbans delta on 10 November with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 km/h to 135 km/h. Heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over West Bengal and Odisha coasts in India, and Khulna and Barisal divisions in Bangladesh over the next 4 days. (ECHO, 8 Nov 2019)
As of 10 November, the system has weakened to a Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 km/h and centred over Southwestern part of Bangladesh. It is expected to further move northeasterly direction and weaken gradually. (ECHO, 10 Nov 2019)
The number of fatalities in West Bengal State (India) and southern Bangladesh has increased to 20, after Tropical Cyclone BULBUL's passage on 9-10 November. According to media reports, 10 people died in West Bengal, and 2 more deaths were reported in Odisha State (north-east India). Over 26,000 houses were damaged. In Bangladesh, 8 people died, 15 fishermen are still missing, and at least 30 people are injured. More than 17,000 houses have been damaged and river embankments were breached in Barguna district (Barisal Division, southern Bangladesh). Disaster response teams from India and Bangladesh have been deployed to the affected areas and food and relief items are being distributed to the population. (ECHO, 11 Nov 2019)
After Tropical Cyclone BULBUL's passage on 9-10 November, the number of fatalities has increased to 24 (12 in India and 12 in Bangladesh). According to DG ECHO and UN OCHA, 28 people are still missing in Bangladesh, 71 have been injured and 2,106,918 have been evacuated to 5,787 evacuation centres. A total of 50,287 houses have been damaged or destroyed and more than 60,000 ha of crops have been affected. For the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain is expected across South Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram as BULBUL moves slightly east-northeast, weakening to a low-pressure area. (ECHO, 12 Nov 2019)
Most read reports
- Christian Aid: Cyclone Bulbul a month on: the impact on Bangladesh’s coastal communities. 9 Dec 2019
- Start Network: Southern Bangladesh: Cyclone Bulbul Briefing Note – 12 November 2019. 13 Nov 2019
- Oxfam: Tidal surge risk as Cyclone Bulbul nears India and Bangladesh – Oxfam prepares to respond. 9 Nov 2019
- IFRC: Bangladesh: Cyclone Bulbul - Information bulletin. 9 Nov 2019
- Bangladesh Red Crescent: Bangladesh: Cyclone Bulbul 2019 Situation Report 3: (Date: 10 November 2019, 02:00pm). 10 Nov 2019
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BULLETIN NO.: 48 (BOB/04/2019)
The Depression over south-east Bangladesh & adjoining south Tripura moved slightly east-northeastwards, weakened into a Low Pressure area and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 11 th November 2019 over southern parts of Tripura & neighbourhood.
Light to moderate rainfall at many places very likely over South Assam, Meghalaya,
Tripura and Mizoram during next 24 hours.
Christian Aid and its local partners are poised to respond to Cyclone Bulbul, which damaged thousands of homes across India and Bangladesh over the weekend.
The charity – which has stepped up its disaster preparation work in the region over the past three years – is assessing the scale of damage and planning the best way to help survivors to recover and rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
The number of fatalities in West Bengal State (India) and southern Bangladesh has increased to 20, after Tropical Cyclone BULBUL's passage on 9-10 November.
According to media reports, 10 people died in West Bengal, and 2 more deaths were reported in Odisha State (north-east India). Over 26,000 houses were damaged.
In Bangladesh, 8 people died, 15 fishermen are still missing, and at least 30 people are injured. More than 17,000 houses have been damaged and river embankments were breached in Barguna district (Barisal Division, southern Bangladesh).
Death toll in cyclonic storm Bulbul related incidents has gone up to 7 in West Bengal. Five persons died in North 24 Paraganas District while one each in South 24 Paraganas and East Midnapur districts. State Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan told in Kolkata on Sunday that more than 2 lakh 70 thousand people have been affected in the severe cyclonic storm in nine districts of the State.
Cyclone Bulbul claims at least ten lives and affected 2.73 lakh families as it hit the coastal districts of West Bengal, smashes into the low-lying areas of neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 8 people and injuring 15. Extensive damage to crops, houses, power lines reported.
Cyclone 'Bulbul', which barreled through the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh, claimed at least ten lives and affected over 2.73 lakh families in different parts of the state on Sunday.
In Odisha, heavy rain and high-velocity winds triggered by cyclone 'Bulbul' claimed at least two lives and wreaked havoc in most parts of coastal Odisha on Sunday.
The cyclone also caused extensive damage to crops in the coastal districts, leaving farmers in the lurch.
According to officials, around 40 percent standing crops and over six lakh hectares of cultivable land spread over five districts have been damaged due to rain and strong winds triggered by Cyclone Bulbul.
NEW DELHI: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Friday deployed 16 teams to deal with the cyclonic situation in West Bengal and Odisha.
"To deal with the cyclone situation, the NDRF has deployed 10 teams with six of them in Kakdwip, Namkhana, Digha, Sandeshkhali, Howrah, Hoodhly, and four teams have been deployed in Sagar islands," the NDRF said in a statement.
Yesterday’s very severe cyclonic storm “BULBUL” (pronounced as Bul bul) over northwest Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved northeastwards, weakened into a severe cyclonic storm and crossed West Bengal coast close to Sunderban Dhanchi forest during night (2030 to 2330 hours IST of 9th November, 2019) with a maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph. It then moved east-northeastwards, and further weakened into a cyclonic storm over coastal Bangladesh & neighbourhood in the early morning (0530 hours IST) of today, the 10th November.
Cyclone Bulbul updates:
Severe Cyclone Bulbul has weakened into a deep depression and the signal was lowered down from ten (10) to three (3) this morning (BMD). It hit Bangladesh last night making landfallin Sundarban of Khulna division around 12:00AM. At this time, wind speed was 74 kmph and the tide was low. The depression is forecasted to move in the north-west direction as it further weakens. A total of four (4) deaths have been reported.
1. Situation Overview:
The Very Severe Cyclone Bulbul gradually weakened and turned into severe cyclonic storm and afterwards deep depression followed deliberate landfall in the coastal belt alongside the Bay of Bengal. According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), Maritime Ports of Mongla, Payra, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to lower to hoist Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (Riverine) from previously suggested ones.
Severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' made landfall in West Bengal coast close to Sundarbans Dhanchi forest at 18:30 GMT of November 9 with the wind speed of 110-120 km/h gusting up to 135km/h. On 10 November at 0:00 UTC, the system has weakened to a Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 km/h and centred over Southwestern part of Bangladesh at 22.0°N, 89.4°E.
According to the observations at (06:30)hrs M.S.T today, Severe Cyclonic Storm is crossing West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh Coast. It is downgraded to Cyclonic Strom and continuously move East-Northeastwards.
During next (12)hrs forecast
Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is likely to weaken into a Deep Depression during next (12)hrs. It is continue to move East-Northeastwards and emerge into Bangladesh.
Severe Cyclonic Storm
According to the observations at (03:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm is crossing West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh Coast between Sagar Islands and Khepupara. It is downgraded to Sever Cyclonic Strom and continuously move East- Northeastwards.
During next (6)hrs forecast
The Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is likely to weaken into a Cyclonic Storm during next (6)hrs. It is continue to move East- Northeastwards and emerge into Bangladesh.
THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “BULBUL” (ECP: 988 HPA) OVER NORTHWEST BAY AND ADJOINING AREA WEAKENED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “BULBUL”, MOVED NORTHEASTWARDS AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 08 KPH AND STARTED CROSSING WEST BENGALKHULNA COAST (NEAR SUNDERBAN) AT ABOUT 09 PM TODAY (09 NOVEMBER, 2019) AND NOW LIES OVER NORTHWEST BAY AND ADJOINING COASTAL AREAS OF GANGETIC WEST BENGAL & SOUTHWESTERN PART OF BANGLADESH (LAT. 21.4°N, LONG. 88.3°E).
Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and India were ordered to evacuate as the powerful cyclone made landfall. Dhaka is taking extra precautions to avert a repeat of the 1991 storm that killed 100,000 people.
Cyclone Bulbul made landfall on Saturday night in the world's largest mangrove forest between Bangladesh and India.
The powerful storm brought sustained winds of 74 kilometers per hour (46 mph) with gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph), shutting down airports and seaside ports.
1. Situation Overview:
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Bulbul’ (Pronounced as Bul bul) over northwest Bay of Bengal continued to move nearly northwards
Very high likelihood impact of very sever cyclonic storm over Southwestern district of Bangladesh from midnight of 09 November 2019.
Updates on Location and direction: