Very Severe Cyclonic Storm
According to the observations at (15:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" over the Notrhwest Bay of Bengal has moved to Northwards and is centered at about (60) nautical miles South-Southwest of Digha, India, (65) nautical miles South-Southwest of Sagar Islands (West Bengal)၊ (155) nautical miles West-Southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), (285) nautical miles West-Northwest of Sittwe (Myanmar) and (255) nautical miles West- Southwest of Maungdaw (Myanmar).
It is not moving towards Myanmar coasts, the present stage of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is coded yellow stage.
Position of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, center pressure and wind
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is located at Latitude (20.65) degree North and Longitude (87.85) degree East, centre pressure of the Very Severe Cyclonic storm is (982) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (85)miles per hour at (15:30) hrs MST today. It is moving with a speed of (7)mph.
During next (12)hrs forecast
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is likely to move to Northeastwards and forecast to cross West Bengal and Bangladesh Coast between Sagar Islands and Khepupara as a Severe Cyclonic Storm tonight.
Due to the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL", rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread to widespread in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon and Ayeyarwady Regions and Kachin, Southern Shan, Chin and Rakhine States, isolated to scattered in Naypyitaw, Tanintharyi Region, (Northern and Eastern)Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States with likelihood of isolated heavyfalls in Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway Regions, Chin and Rakhine States within next (48)hours commencing today evening.
Frequent squalls with rough to very rough seas will be experienced off and along Rakhine Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (55-60)m.p.h. Sea will be moderate to rough elsewhere in Myanmar waters. Wave height will be about (10-15) feet in off and along Rakhine Coasts and (7-9) feet in Deltaic, Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Taninthayi Coast.
Strong wind, heavy rainfall and landslide may occur due to the influence of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL". People who are living near high land areas in Sagaing Region, Chin and Rakhine States, beware of landslide event and trawlers, vessels and ships off and along Rakhine Coast are advised to avert possible condition.