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Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The storm left a trail of destruction in south Bengal districts after making landfall in Sagar Island on Saturday night, killing at least 14 people. North 24 Parganas was the worst-hit district with reports of five deaths in the district.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2019 9:44:22 am
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Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Bulbul HIGHLIGHTS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday cancelled a scheduled administrative meeting in Kolkata to undertake an aerial survey of the cyclone-affected areas in South 24 Parganas district.

Cyclone Bulbul left a trail of destruction in south Bengal districts after making landfall in Sagar Island on Saturday night, killing at least 14 people. North 24 Parganas was the worst-hit district with reports of five deaths in the district.

In Odisha, two people lost their lives as heavy rain and high-velocity winds triggered by the cyclone wreaked havoc in most parts of the coastal state.

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Cyclone Bulbul made landfall between West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts on Sunday. Follow this space HIGHLIGHTS.

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    20:59 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Bengal: Death toll rises to 14

    Death toll in cyclonic storm Bulbul related incidents has risen to 14 in Bengal.

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone Bulbul-ravaged areas of South 24 Parganas district and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of each of those killed in the storm.

    20:44 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Odisha CM conducts aerial survey

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey of the areas affected due to Cyclone Bulbul, earlier today.

    19:52 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul : Bodies of four fishermen missing in trawler capsize found

    Bodies of four out of the nine fishermen who went missing after their trawler capsized off Mousuni Island in West Bengal under the impact of Cyclone Bulbul were recovered in a joint operation by the Indian Coast Guard and the NDRF, a senior Coast Guard officer said Monday.

    The trawler had capsized on Saturday midnight 50 metre off the island when it was caught in the severe cyclone, which made its landfall between Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas and Khepupara in Bangladesh. (PTI)

    18:06 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Administration did a commendable job: Mamata Banerjee

    The CM, following an aerial survey of the cyclone-ravaged areas of Namkhana and Bakkhali, held an administrative meeting in Kakdwip to review the work being undertaken in the aftermath of the disaster.

    "My administration did a commendable job. The devastation, otherwise, could have been far more... If they (officials) had not rescued 1.78 lakh people, I cannot say what would have happened. They will be rewarded. Even the central government applauded (the efforts)," she said. (PTI)

    17:07 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: 1.78 lakh people shifted to relief cams

    As many as 1.78 lakh people have been shifted to 471 relief camps set up across West Bengal. 

    16:54 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Himachal: Snow clearing operations on Manali Leh road underway

    Snow clearing operations on Manali Leh road is still underway. The road is expected to be cleared by this evening.

    16:13 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: Bengal CM announce Rs 2 lakh compensation

    Lauding the administration in South 24 Parganas district for its initiatives to minimise the impact of Cyclone 'Bulbul', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of those killed in the storm.

    She also constituted a task force to look into the relief and restoration work.

    15:59 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    CM Mamata Banerjee conducts aerial survey of areas affected

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conducted aerial survey of areas affected by Cyclone Bulbul today.  

    (Source: ANI)
    15:34 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Power services in cyclone-hit ares of Odisha, Bengal restored

    Power services in cyclone 'Bulbul' hit areas in West Bengal and Odisha have been restored on Monday, while telecommunication links are expected to be back soon, news agency PTI reported.

    14:50 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    IMD forecast: Light to moderate rain in South Assam, Tripura

    "Light to moderate rainfall at many places very likely over South Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram during next 24 hours," the latest MeT bulletin said.

    13:23 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    West Bengal CM to undertake aerial survey of South Parganas district

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday cancelled a scheduled administrative meeting to make an aerial survey of the cyclone-affected areas in South 24 Parganas district, a senior official said. Besides cancelling the meeting with officials at the
    state secretariat here, Banerjee has also postponed her visit to north Bengal on Tuesday, the official said. (PTI)

    12:20 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul death toll rises to 12 in Bangladesh

    The death toll from Cyclone Bulbul rose to 12 in Bangladesh and five fishermen are still missing, government officials said on Monday.

    Most of the victims had refused to evacuate and died due to falling trees, said Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh's junior minister for disaster management and relief. One fisherman drowned and five were missing after their boats capsized on Sunday due to strong winds and currents, authorities said. Another 30 fishermen were rescued, Reuters reported.

    11:27 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Delhi air quality remains in 'very poor' category

    Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category on Monday morning. At 10.37 am, the air quality index (AQI) was 331. The AQI at Rohini, Bawana and Anand Vihar was 380, 375 and 373 respectively. Government air quality monitoring service SAFAR said the city's air quality was expected to turn 'severe' by Tuesday. The average AQI stood at 321 on Sunday. In the National Capital Region (NCR), the AQI in Noida was 358, while Ghaziabad recorded an AQI of 364. Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad recorded AQI of 346, 304 and 306 respectively. On Sunday, most of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi recorded air quality in the 'very poor' category. (PTI)

    11:14 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    J&K: Snow clearance operation underway on Mughal Road

    Jammu & Kashmir: Snow clearance operation underway on Mughal Road in Rajouri.

    10:57 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: Light rainfall likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram during next 24 hours

    Under Cyclone Bulbul's influence, light to moderate rainfall at many places is likely over south Assam & Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram during next 24 hours., according to the latest weather forecast by IMD. The minimum temperature is also likely to fall over northwest and adjoining central India by 2-4°C during the next 2-3 days.

    10:38 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Hazy morning in Delhi

    Delhiites woke up to a hazy Monday morning, with the minimum temperature settling at 13.5 degrees Celsius, officials said. The minimum temperature was one notch below the season's average, MeT officials said. The weatherman has forecast mist during day time and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 29 degrees Celsius. (PTI)

    09:55 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: At least 8 killed and several injured in Bangladesh

    Cyclone Bulbul made its way to neighbouring Bangladesh, where eight people were killed and 30 injured. Authorities said 36 fishermen went missing and around 6,000 homes were partially or fully damaged. Read more here

    09:19 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 251 and PM 10 at 232 in Lodhi Road

    Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 251 & PM 10 at 232, both in 'poor' category in Lodhi Road area, according to Air Quality Index (AQI) data.

    09:05 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    Cyclone Bulbul: Deep depression weakens into depression over southeast Bangladesh

    According to the India Meteorological Department, the deep depression weakened into a depression over southeast Bangladesh & adjoining south Tripura at 05:30 am today.

    08:53 (IST)11 Nov 2019
    West Bengal: In cyclone-hit village, day of despair after night of horror

    Since Sunday morning, 16-year-old Ranajit Halder has been frantically searching for his books inside his damaged home at Amarabati village in West Bengal’s Fraserganj area. He found only two books and they too were soaked. The Class X student, whose exams start on November 29, now has neither books nor notes. “I don’t know how I will study for the exam. All my books are damaged,” says Haldar, who studies in Narayanitala Dhaneshwar Sikhsha Sadan. Read more

    08:52 (IST)11 Nov 2019

    Welcome to the Indian Express LIVE blog. Stay tuned to track the latest developments on Cyclone Bulbul and weather updates across India.

    Cyclone Bulbul, Cyclone Bulbul destruction, Bulbul, Cyclone Bulbul West Bengal, West Bengal Cyclone Bulbul, India news, Indian Express Heavy rains lashed coastal West Bengal throughout Saturday, uprooting trees.

    After making landfall at a speed of 110 to 120 kmph between West Bengal’s Sagar Islands and Khepupara in Bangladesh on Sunday early in the morning, severe cyclonic storm Bulbul is now likely to weaken gradually as it moves towards coastal Bangladesh and adjoining South and North 24 Parganas districts of Bengal, says IMD.

    Heavy rains lashed coastal West Bengal throughout Saturday, uprooting trees. Gale wind with gusts up to 135 kmph prevailed off the coastal and adjoining districts of West and East Midnapore, South and North 24 Parganas as the eye of the storm made landfall around midnight. Four deaths have been reported from Bengal due to heavy rain triggered by the very severe cyclonic storm.