The steep pressure gradient lied over North Bay and the squally weather might affect the maritime ports, north bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, said Meteorological Department on Friday.
The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to hoist local cautionary signal number 3, said the Met office in a warning statement.
Meteorologist Md Omar Faruq told New Age Friday evening that they issued the signal 3 at 7:00pm.
All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay were advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice, he said.
According to weather forecast valid for 24 hours commencing at 6:00pm on Friday, rain/thunder showers
accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Khulna division with heavy to very heavy falls at places across the country.
The day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged, said the forecast.
The highest rainfall for last 24 hours till 6:00pm on Friday was recorded 204mm at Srimangal in Sylhet and the maximum temperature was recorded 36.2 degrees Celsius in Jessore.
Replying to another question meteorologist Omar Faruq also said that the temperature across the country may not rise until April 25.
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