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Maritime ports asked to hoist signal No. 4 as tidal surge likely

Staff Correspondent || shiningbd

Published: 15:12, 23 October 2020  
Maritime ports asked to hoist signal No. 4 as tidal surge likely

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The meteorological department said heavy rains could cause three to five feet of tidal surges in the lower reaches of the country. This information was given in a special weather notice signed by meteorologist Bazlur Rashid on Friday.

The coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Lakshmipur, Noakhali, Feni, Chittagong, their remote islands and low lying areas and their offshore islands and chars may experience three to five feet tidal surge higher than normal.

Due to a depression over the Bay, many parts of the country are experiencing light to moderate rain which is likely to continue for the next 24 hours as the Met Office said Friday.

The weather office said 44mm rainfall was recorded in Dhaka in the last 24 hours till 6am on Friday. The highest amount of rain, 254mm, has been recorded in Khepupara of Barishal district.

Late monsoon is strong elsewhere over the North Bay.

Light to moderate rain and thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chattrogram and Sylhet divisions, the weather bulletin said.

Heavy (44-88mm) to very heavy (89 mm) rainfall is likely to occur at places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions during next 48 hours commencing 10am on Thursday.

Day and night temperatures may fall by (2-4)°C over the country.

The Met Office on Friday advised maritime ports to hoist local cautionary signal number 4 and warned that low-lying coastal areas could be inundated by tidal surges of three to five feet height above the normal astronomical tide under the depression’s influence.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain in shelter until further notice.

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