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Bulbul to make landfall by late Saturday evening or night

The very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul over the Bay of Bengal is likely to make landfall between West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts by late Saturday evening or night, bringing in its wake very heavy rain and gale wind of up to 135 kmph along the coastline, the MeT department said here. With the weatherman apprehending that the severity of Bulbul will cause damage to kutcha houses, roads, communication and power lines along its path in the coastal and adjoining districts of West Bengal, the state government has put in place measures to tackle the evolving situation. Bulbul , centered 190 km south-southwest of Sagar Islands at 5.30 am on Saturday, is likely to weaken gradually and cross the coast between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh with a reduced force as a severe cyclonic storm, the MeT department said. It is likely to make landfall by the late evening or night of Saturday with a maximum sustained wind speed of 110 to 120 km per hour with gusts of up to 135


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