Great danger signal for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar too
Published: 10:40 AM, 20 May 2020 Updated: 01:50 PM, 20 May 2020
Super Cyclone 'Amphan' may cross the coast of Bangladesh by Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the cyclone has moved about 350 kilometers off the coast of Bangladesh. Great danger signals have been raised again at Chattogram and Cox's Bazar seaports. It has been asked to lower the previous danger signal number 7 and show the great danger signal number 9 instead.
The information was given on the website of the Meteorological Department at 10 am on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to hoist the great danger signal number 10. 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, 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.