Cyclone ‘Jawad’ approaching soon...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Cyclone ‘Jawad’ approaching soon

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:12 PM, 13 November 2021  

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The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) had earlier reported multiple depressions in the Bay of Bengal this November. The country’s Met Office also said “this depression would turn into a cyclone”. 

According to the country’s Met Office, a severe cyclone named “Jawad” would hit the country in mid-November. 

It is also learned that a cyclone is expected to form in the Bay within November 15 to November 16 – which will turn into cyclone cyclone ‘Jawad’. It is expected to hit the coast from November 18 to November 19. 

The weather warning said Andhra Pradesh, off the coast of Odisha in India, could be at “high risk” for cyclone Jawad. Notable areas are Brahmapur, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam.

The coastal areas of 24 Pargana in West Bengal, Sundarbans, Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Barguna and Patuakhali of Bangladesh, Pirojpur, Barishal, Jhalokati and Bhola were identified as “risky areas”. 

Hatiya, Lakshmipur, Feni to Chattogram via Kutubdia and parts of southern Andhra Pradesh in India have also been identified as “moderate risk areas”.

Meanwhile, a regular meeting of the committee was held virtually on November 2 at the Meteorological Department’s Dhaka Storm Warning Center to give a long-term weather forecast.

According to the committee’s forecast report for the current month, there is a possibility of “normal rainfall” in the country in November. “One to two depressions are expected in the Bay of Bengal this month, one of which could turn into a cyclone,” the committee forecasted.

The long-term forecast said that day and night temperatures “may gradually decrease” in November. However, the average temperature may be normal this month.

The forecast also said light to moderate fog is likely to occur in the northern part of the country and in the river basins from dawn till morning in November.