After ‘Nivar’, now cyclone ‘Burevi’ intensifies in Bay...

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After ‘Nivar’, now cyclone ‘Burevi’ intensifies in Bay

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:44 PM, 2 December 2020   Updated: 02:45 PM, 2 December 2020

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A cyclonic storm named “Burevi” has formed in the Southwest Bay and adjoining areas, said the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in a weather bulletin issued on Wednesday. 

This is the second cyclone struck the Bay — within a week of Cyclone Nivar’s departure.

According to the Met Office, the deep depression in the Southeastern Bay and adjoining areas is advancing and intensifying in the West-Northwest and forming the cyclone “Burevi” in the Southwestern Bay and adjoining areas at 6:00 am today. It may become more intensified. The Ridge of sub-continental high extends up to West Bengal and adjoining area.

A cyclone named “Nivar” was formed in the Bay in November last week. The cyclone affected Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas in India, however, did not affect Bangladesh. 

Another deep depression formed in the Bay in October, although it did not turn into a cyclone in the final stages. However, it caused heavy rain in Bangladesh.

The forecast for the next 24 hours from 9 am on Wednesday said the weather may remain dry over the country. Light to moderate fog may occur at places over the country from late night to early morning. 

Night temperature may rise slightly and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country during the period. The weather may change slightly in the next three days, the Met office said in the weather bulletin.