Bhubaneswar, November 9 (LocalWire): The very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal has moved northwards with a speed of 13 kmph, and is now centred about 110 km east-southeast of Paradip.
The IMD has issued an orange warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, and Jagatsinghpur.
It has also warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Jajpur and Mayurbhanj.
According to the latest India Meteorological Department (IMD) update, gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is very likely to prevail during the next nine hours along and off Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore districts coasts and decrease thereafter.
The report further warned that Puri and Ganjam districts are likely to experience squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph during the next six hours.
The IMD has warned that sea condition will be high to very high till the night of 9 November along and off north Odisha coast.
“The sea condition is phenomenal over the northwest Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to continue to be phenomenal until evening and improve gradually thereafter. Sea condition will be high to very high over the northeast Bay of Bengal till the evening and become high to very rough for the subsequent 12 hours,” IMD stated.
The bulletin issued early morning today has also called for a total suspension of fishing operations till the forenoon of 10 November.
“Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast and deep-sea area of north and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal till 10 November 2019,” it stated.
Meanwhile, heavy rain has been reported in Paradeep, while the squally wind and moderate rainfall continued across Kendrapara since late last night.
According to sources, arrangements for free kitchen have been made in Parasannapur, Pentha, Kaitha and Badakot MCS last night.