Alexa “Bulbul” lies 350 km southwest of Mongla port

Dhaka, Thursday   21 November 2019

Akash

“Bulbul” lies 350 km southwest of Mongla port

 Chattogram Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:02 AM, 9 November 2019   Updated: 01:54 PM, 9 November 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday asked the maritime ports of Mongla and Payra to lower danger signal number seven but instead, hoist great danger signal number 10. 

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.  

Meanwhile, the maritime port of Chattogram has been advised to lower danger signal number six but instead, hoist great danger signal number 9. Coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 9. 

The maritime port of Cox’s Bazar has been advised to keep hoisted local warning signal number 4. 

“Bulbul” was centred at 6:00 am today about 350 km southwest of Mongla port, 375 km southwest of Payra port, 525 km southwest of Chattogram port and 510 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, said a Met Office special weather bulletin issued this morning. 

The very severe cyclonic storm is likely to move in a north or northeasterly direction and may cross West Bengal-Khulna coast (near Sunderban) by this evening, it added. 

Under its peripheral influence, gusty/squally wind may affect the maritime ports, north bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh from noon today. Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the very severe cyclone centre is about 130 kph rising to 150 kph in gusts/squalls.  

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