Fears of tidal waves likely, signal 3 continues for maritime port...

Fears of tidal waves likely, signal 3 continues for maritime ports

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:38 PM, 10 August 2022   Updated: 04:46 PM, 10 August 2022

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The Well-marked Low over coastal areas in India has intensified into a Depression, leading to the sweeping of stormy winds. Due to this fear, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the country’s Met Office, has asked to hoist local cautionary signal no. 3 in the seaports.

At the same time, 15 coastal districts may experience 2-4 feet tidal waves higher than normal tide.

The Meteorological Department has given this information in the latest weather bulletin on Wednesday morning. 

The rainfall activity may continue in the “southern part” of the country, meteorologists also said. 

Meteorologist Md. Omar Faruq said the Well-marked Low over coastal Odisha and adjoining Northwest Bay moved westwards and “intensified into a Depression” first and then weakened into a Well-marked Low and lying over Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas in India. It is likely to move north-westwards further and “weaken gradually”. 

Due to this, the monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and strong elsewhere over North Bay. Seaports, North Bay, and coastal areas of Bangladesh may experience strong squally winds.

According to the latest weather bulletin, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to hoist local cautionary signal no. 3.

Under the influence of well-marked Depression and excess pressure difference - the tidal waves, in the coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Lakshmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar and their remote islands and chars, is likely to be 2-4 feet than the normal tide, causing inundation, said the Met Office.

At the same time, the Meteorological Department has asked fishing boats and trawlers in the North Bay to proceed cautiously near the coast till further instructions.

The southern part of the country received light to moderate under the influence of the Depression. Gusty winds are blowing over different parts of the country including Dhaka. However, the rainfall activity is less in the northern region.

Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar received the maximum rainfall of 53 mm in the last 24 hours from 6 am on Tuesday to 6 am on Wednesday. Rangpur, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions were almost rainless.

Like Tuesday, strong winds are blowing in Dhaka on Wednesday. There are even clouds in the sky.

Meteorologist Md. Omar Faruq said in the weather bulletin for the next 24 hours from 9 am that light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barishal & Chattogram divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the southern part of the country. 

At this time, day and night temperature may fall slightly over the country, he said, adding that the rainfall activity may continue in the southern part of the country for the next three days.

The country’s maximum temperature was recorded at 35.5°C on Tuesday at Sayedpur in the Rangpur division while Wednesday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 24.5°C at Hatiya and Sitakunda in the Chattogram division.

Today’s sunset will be at 6:36 pm and tomorrow’s sunrise will be at 5:32 am.