Signal 3 continues in four maritime ports...

Signal 3 continues in four maritime ports

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:09 PM, 12 August 2022   Updated: 07:14 PM, 12 August 2022

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The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the country’s Met Office, has issued local cautionary signal no. 3 in four seaports – Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra – of the country. Apart from this, it has also been informed rainfall activity is likely to continue in various districts including the southern part of the country.  

This information has been given in a special weather warning bulletin signed by BMD deputy director Meteorologist Kh. Hafizur Rahman on Friday.

In the special bulletin, it is said that the Well-marked low-pressure area over Madhya Pradesh and adjoining area “merged with the monsoon axis” and became “unimportant”. Due to this, the steep pressure gradient has persisted over North Bay and the adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh. “Squally weather may affect the maritime ports and adjoining coastal areas,” he also said.

“Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra sea ports have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no. 3,” the special bulletin informed. 

The weather bulletin also said that under the influence of the full moon and steep pressure gradient, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barishal, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar and other offshore islands and chars are likely to be “inundated” by the wind-driven surge height of 2-4 feet above normal astronomical tide. 

All fishing boats and trawlers operating in the North Bay of Bengal have been asked to proceed cautiously close to the coast until further notice.

Meanwhile, the weather forecast for the next 24 hours from 9:00 am on Friday has said that there will be light to moderate rain with gusty winds at many places in Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions.  Besides, light to moderate rain is likely to take place at a few places over Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi & Mymensingh divisions with “moderately heavy falls” at places over the southern part of Bangladesh.

It is also said that the day temperature may increase slightly in the southern part of the country and it may remain almost unchanged in other parts of the country. Night temperatures may also remain almost unchanged across the country.

Today’s sunset will be at 6:34 pm and tomorrow’s sunrise will be at 5:33 am.