Drizzle, overcast skies likely over next 2 days

Cyclonic storm Niver tracks towards India

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:57, Nov 24,2020 | Updated: 00:01, Nov 25,2020


The cyclonic storm Niver likely to make landfall between India’s Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts this evening may cause drizzle and overcast skies in parts of Bangladesh through tomorrow.

Weather forecasters said that day and night temperatures may remain unchanged over the next two days under the influence of the weather caused by the cyclonic storm formed Tuesday morning over the southwest Bay of Bengal.

‘Clouds have already covered skies of parts of southern and central Bangladesh with the cyclone approaching landfall,’ said meteorologist Abdul Mannan.

The cyclone was 1,500 km away from Bangladesh until Tuesday afternoon with forecasters predicting its intensification into a severe cyclonic storm by Wednesday afternoon.

India Meteorological Department said that the cyclone may bring wind blowing up to 110 km per hour during landfall on Wednesday evening.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department said that the Bay of Bengal near the country’s coast would remain calm as the cyclonic storm is likely to track a northwesterly direction.

The BMD, however, advised fishing boats and trawlers to proceed with caution and the country’s all four maritime ports to watch out for further instruction.

The BMD said that clouds would take over the skies of southern, central and south-eastern Bangladesh under the influence of the storm with drizzle at places by today.

On Tuesday, the country’s lowest temperature of 11.8°C was recorded at Tentulia, according to the BMD forecast.

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