Cyclone “Amphan” may hit the coast today...

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Cyclone “Amphan” may hit the coast today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:38 PM, 2 May 2020   Updated: 12:39 PM, 2 May 2020

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Strong cyclone "Amphan" has begun its rampage in the Bay of Bengal since Thursday. After being more active, it is likely to hit the coastal area of Myanmar on Saturday, predicted the country's meteorological department.

The global meteorological agency Aku forecasted this in a report. 

In a special bulletin about Cyclone Amphan, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said that a low pressure has formed near the South Andaman Sea and the Nicobar Islands. It may hit the Cox's Bazar and Chittagong coast of Bangladesh via Myanmar in the next 48 hours, ie; by Monday.

Heavy rains are likely to occur in Chittagong and Barisal divisions from May 5 to May 7 due to cyclone Amphan. Meanwhile, other parts of the country may experience moderately heavy to heavy falls. 

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday forecasted that many places of the country are likely to experience rain or thundershowers accompanied by lightning flashes in the next 24 hours as of 9:00 am tomorrow. As an outlook for the next 72 hours, the Met Office also forecasted that rain or thundershowers are likely to continue.