Track of cyclone ‘Amphan’ (Live)
Published: 10:21 AM, 20 May 2020 Updated: 11:00 PM, 20 May 2020
The cyclone ‘Amphan’ over the northwest bay and adjoining northeast bay and west-central bay moved north-northeastwards and lies over the same area.
The cyclone was centred at 6:00 am on Wednesday about 565 km southwest of Chattogram port, 545 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 390 km southwest of Mongla port and 410 km southwest of Payra port.
It is likely to move in a north northeasterly direction and may cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast near Sundarbans during this afternoon or evening, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department in a special bulletin no 31 issued at 6:00 am today.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 85 kms of the cyclone centre is about 200 kph rising to 220 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain very high near the cyclone centre.
Meanwhile, 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 Satkhira, Khulna, Bagherhat, Jhalokathi, Pirozpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barishal, Laxmipur, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 10.
However, maritime ports of Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal number six. Coastal districts of Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar their offshore islands and chars will come under danger signal number six.
The Met Office warned that under the influence of the cyclone and the end day of last quarter moon, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagherhat, Jhalokathi, Pirozpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barishal, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 10-15 feet height above normal astronomical tide. These areas are likely to experience wind speed up to 140-160 kph in gusts or squalls with heavy to very heavy falls during the passage of the cyclone.
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