Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

Staff Correspondent

13 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked to hoist local cautionary signal no. 3 as a low pressure has formed over northwest Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Under the influence of the low a deep convection is happening over North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, said a marine warning of Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Saturday. 

Squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining areas, said Bazlur Rashid, meteorologist of BMD. He also said rainfall activity of the country may increase as monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong elsewhere over North Bay.

Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions and at a few places over Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at isolated places over the country, said BMD.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.

Khulna’s Kumarkhali saw the highest rainfall of 74 mm in the last 24 hours from 9:00am on Saturday.

Dhaka recorded 30 mm of rainfall during that period.