NEW DELHI: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that several places over Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday due to the influence of Cyclonic Storm 'Bulbul'.
The weather forecast agency further stated that the Cyclonic Storm ‘Bulbul’ over the east-central Bay of Bengal has moved northwestwards with a speed of 27 kmph during the past six hours and has intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm.
"Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over north coastal districts of Odisha on November 8 and November 9 2019”, IMD stated in its All India Weather Summary and Forecast Bulletin.
Furthermore, West Bengal is also likely to be battered with moderate rainfall tomorrow.
“Light to moderate rainfall at most places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over coastal districts of West Bengal on November 9, 2019," the IMD stated.
The fishing operation has been totally suspended over Odisha-West Bengal coasts.
According to the report from the authorities, the fishermen have been advised not to venture into central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha-West Bengal coasts for the next few days.
The fishermen out at sea are advised to return to the coast.
The IMD also mentioned about the cyclone 'Maha' and said that some places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat are likely to receive rainfall in the next 24 hours due to its influence.
With inputs from ANI