Very Severe Cyclonic Storm
According to the observations at (21:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over the Northwest Bay of Bengal has moved to Northeastwards. It has started crossing West Bengal and Bangladesh Coast between Sagar Islands and Khepupara.
During next (12)hrs forecast
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" continuously move to Bangladesh Coast during next (12)hrs. It is downgraded into Severe Cyclonic Storm and forecast to move Northeastwards.
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 tonight.
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.