Friday, 24 September, 2021

Inclement Weather

Cautionary signal no. 3 for seaports

Cautionary signal no. 3 for seaports
Tall waves crash against a wall at the Patenga Beach in Chattogram due to inclement weather on Thursday. - SUN photo

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra in Bangladesh have been advised to hoist at the mast local cautionary signage to alert vessels of a possible squall.

The weather office’s advisory for cautionary signal number three—which means that a depression has formed and may affect the port later—comes in the wake of the well-marked low over the southwestern part of Bangladesh and adjoining areas lying over the western part of Bangladesh and the adjoining Indian state of West Bengal, reports UNB.

“Under its influence, deep convection is taking place and a steep pressure gradient lies over the North Bay and adjoining areas,” said a Met office bulletin.