Maritime ports advised to keep hoisted signal 3


The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number-3 as squally weather is likely to affect maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas due to influence of steep pressure gradient, reports BSS.

“Squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining area due to influence of steep pressure gradient that persists over North Bay. So, the maritime ports are advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three,” said a Met Office weather bulletin yesterday.

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

The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, to Assam across central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated trough extends up to North Bay. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong over North Bay.

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka, Barishal & Chattogram divisions and at many places over Rajshahi and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country. Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country.