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9 districts that will come under signal 10

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:31 AM, 9 November 2019   Updated: 10:52 AM, 9 November 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist great danger signal number 10 as very severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ approaches. Besides, the maritime port of Chattogram has been asked to hoist great danger signal number 9 while Cox’s Bazar has been advised to keep hoisted local warning signal number 4.  

Meteorologist Md Ruhul Kuddus confirmed the information at around 8:45 am on Saturday.

Meanwhile, coastal districts of Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 10. 

Besides, coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 9.  

Meteorologist Md Ruhul Kuddus said that maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the very severe cyclone centre is about 130 kph rising to 150 kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain very high near the very severe cyclone centre, he added.

“Bulbul” was centred at 6:00 am today about 525 km southwest of Chattogram port, 510 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 350 km southwest of Mongla port and 375 km southwest of Payra port, he said, adding that it is likely to move in a north or northeasterly direction and may cross West Bengal-Khulna coast (near Sunderban) by this evening. 

The coastal districts of Khulna, Satkhira, Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Bhola, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat and their offshore islands and chars are likely to experience wind speed up to 100-120 kph in gusts or squalls with heavy to very heavy falls during the passage of the storm. 

Under the influence of the very severe cyclonic storm “Bulbul” and the moon phase, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 5-7 feet height above normal astronomical tide. 

All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

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