Tidal surge likely to inundate Bangladesh coastal districts

Signal three for maritime ports

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 18:00, Aug 15,2018 | Updated: 18:04, Aug 15,2018


A satellite infrared image of weather forecast over Bay of Bengal.-- BMD photo

The low-lying areas of the coastal districts and offshore islands and chars of Bangladesh are likely to be inundated by surge height of 2-3 feet above normal astronomical tide under the influence of a monsoon depression.

The coastal districts include Chittagong, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barisal, Pirojpur, Jhalakati, Bagerhat, Khulna and Satkhira.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal three as a well-marked low over Northwest Bay and adjoining West Bengal-Odisha coast intensified and now lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining northwest Bay as a monsoon land depression, said a Met office bulletin.

It is likely to move further in a west/northwesterly direction, according to a bulletin of the Met office issued Wednesday.

Under its influence steep pressure gradient persists over North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh, it said.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

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