Signal 3 continues as fear grows with rising tides
Published: 01:11 PM, 27 May 2021 Updated: 04:21 PM, 27 May 2021
Khulna’s Koyra, Dacope and Paikgachha dams break, resulting in the floods in many villages; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The Cyclone Yaas that hit India on Wednesday has become weaker on Thursday. However, due to its impact, the local cautionary signal No. 3 has been upheld in four seaports of Bangladesh. At the same time, the Met Office has warned of rising tidal waters in the coastal areas.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said in a weather warning on Thursday morning.
It said cyclone ‘Yaas’ was moving further north-northwest in and around North Odisha in the form of deep depression and was located in the Northern Odisha Jharkhand region at around 6:00 am. The deep depression may become “progressively weaker” as it moves further north and northwest.
As a result, the pressure difference between the North Bay and the coastal areas of Bangladesh is prevailing. The sea is rough. Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to hoist local cautionary signal No. 3.
According to the BMD office, winds or gusty winds may blow over 50 to 60 kmph in Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Bhola, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and Chattogram districts and the adjacent islands and chars.
It is also reported that the low-lying areas of these districts may be inundated at a height of 2-4 feet higher than the normal tide due to the pressure difference and the effect of the full moon.