‘Amphan’ closer to Bangladesh; Great Danger Signal No 10 issued
Published: 09:09 AM, 20 May 2020 Updated: 10:41 AM, 20 May 2020
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Super Cyclone 'Amphan' may cross the coast of Bangladesh by Wednesday evening. The super cyclone has moved within 400 km of Mongla and Payra seaports. Therefore, these two ports have been asked to hoist the great danger signal number 10. However, Chattogram and Cox's Bazar seaports have been asked to show the danger signal number 6.
The coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Lakshmipur, Chandpur and their outlying islands and chars will be under danger signal number 10.
This information was given in the special notification No. 31 of the Meteorological Department at 6 am on Wednesday.
At 6 am on Wednesday, the cyclone was reported at 565 km south-west from Chattogram seaport, 545 km south-west from Cox's Bazar seaport, 390 km South-southwest from Mongla seaport and 410 km south-southwest from Payra seaport.
The meteorological department also said that the maximum sustained wind speed within 85 km of the cyclone center is 200 km per hour; which is growing up to 220 km in the form of gusts or gusty winds. The sea is very rough near the cyclone center.
During the cyclone, Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Lakshmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni and Chattogram districts and their remote islands and chars may experience very heavy cyclonic storm of 140 to 160 km per hour with heavy to very heavy rainfall. Gusts of wind may blow over the area.
All fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay and the deep sea have been asked to go to safety immediately. The meteorological department has asked to stay in a safe shelter until further notice.