Cyclone Bulbul likely to bring heavy rain to Odisha

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News:Cyclone Bulbul has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm causing heavy rain in the coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal.

Facts:

About Cyclone Bulbul:

  • Cyclone Bulbul is a severe cyclonic storm over the east-central and southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea.
  • The cyclone has taken place between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh).
  • It is only the fourth tropical cyclone ever recorded to regenerate over the Andaman Sea having crossed Southeast Asia overland.
  • The India Meteorological Department(IMD) has also issued an orange alert in Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha over Cyclone Bulbul in the Bay of Bengal.

Additional information:

About IMD:

  • The IMD is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. 
  • It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology
  • IMD is mandated to issue warning to people about severe weather phenomenon like cyclones, dust storms, heavy rain and snow, heatwaves among others.