‘Bulbul’ may hit Bangladesh Saturday: Met office

Published : 16:17, Nov 08, 2019 | Updated : 16:34, Nov 08, 2019

No. 4 Warning signal is shown at Hatiya on Nov 08, 2019. Focus BanglaCyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ is likely to hit Bangladesh coast at any time tomorrow, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department said on Friday (Nov 8).

“We cannot tell the exact time when Bulbul will hit. But if the cyclone does not change its direction, it may hit the Bangladesh coast anytime tomorrow,” meteorologist Shanana Sultana told BSS at 12 noon.

She said Bulbul was still 700 kilometres away from the Bangladesh coast and was advancing towards Bangladesh and India’s West-Bengal.

Meanwhile, maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisting local cautionary signal number four, according to an official weather release.

“Bulbul” was over east-central bay and adjoining area, moved north- northwestwards over the same area and was centred at 6 am about 760 km south- southwest of Chattogram port, 710 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 665 km south of Mongla port and 650 km south of Payra port,” the release said.