Alexa Great danger signal 10 for Mongla, Payra ports

Dhaka, Wednesday   20 November 2019

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Cyclone “Bulbul”

Great danger signal 10 for Mongla, Payra ports

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:16 AM, 9 November 2019   Updated: 03:50 PM, 9 November 2019

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The very severe cyclonic storm “Bulbul” over the northwest bay and adjoining area moved further northwards and now lies over the same area, said a Met Office special weather bulletin issued on Saturday morning. The 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. 

Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised 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. 

Besides, 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. 

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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