According to the observations at (13:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" over the Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved Northwards. It is centered at about (365) nautical miles South-Southeast of Paradip (Odisha), India, (430) nautical miles South-Southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), (340) nautical miles Southwest of Pathein (Myanmar) and (350) nautical miles Southwest of Gwa (Myanmar).
It is not moving towards Myanmar coasts, the present stage of the Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is coded yellow stage.
Position of Cyclonic Storm, center pressure and wind
Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is located at Latitude (14.7) degrees North and Longitude (89.3) degree East, centre pressure of the Cyclonic storm is (997) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (45) miles per hour at (13:30) hrs MST today.
During next (18)hrs forecast
The Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL" is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic strom "BULBUL" during next (18)hrs and it is forecast to move North-Northwestwards.
Due to the Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL", rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread in Magway, Bago, Yangon and Ayeyarwady Regions and Chin and Rakhine States, scattered in Naypyitaw, Mandalay, lower Sagaing and Thanintharyi Regions, Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States and isolated in Upper Sagaing Region and Kachin State with likelihood of isolated heavyfalls in Magway, Yangon and Ayeyarwady Regions and Rakhine State within next (48)hours commencing today afternoon.
Occasional squalls with rough seas will be experienced off and along Myanmar Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (40)m.p.h. Wave height will be about (8-12) feet off and along Myanmar Coasts.
Due to the Cyclonic Storm "BULBUL", Trawlers, vessels and ships off and along Myanmar Coasts are advised to avert possible condition.