Sea remains rough, cautionary signal for maritime ports...

Dhaka, Sunday   27 September 2020

Sea remains rough, cautionary signal for maritime ports

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 07:38 PM, 5 August 2020   Updated: 07:41 PM, 5 August 2020

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The Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal three. All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice. 

According to a Met Office special bulletin issued on Wednesday, "The low-pressure area over the North Bay and the adjoining area now lies over NorthWest Bay and adjoining North Odisha-West Bengal-Bangladesh coast as a well-marked low."

"Under its influence and strong monsoon over the North Bay, squally weather may affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh," the bulletin added.

Meanwhile, in a separate weather bulletin, the Met Office said that rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary South or Easterly gusty or squally wind speed 45-60 kilometre per hour (kph) is likely to occur over the regions of Rajshahi, Pabna, Kushtia, Jashore, Khulna, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Tangail, Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Barishal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Cumilla, Chattogram and Cox's Bazar. 

In this perspective, river ports in these regions are advised to hoist cautionary signal number one.