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Cyclone Titli weakens

  • Published at 03:20 pm October 11th, 2018
A screenshot taken from cyclocane.com website around 5:30pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018, shows the trajectory of cyclonic storm Titli over the coast of India

The storm made landfall on Thursday morning

The severe cyclonic storm “Titli” has moved north-northwest and crossed the Odisha-Andhra coast of India near Gopalpur, where it began weakening gradually.

The storm made landfall on Thursday morning.

Under the influence of the storm, a steep pressure gradient persists over the north of the Bay of Bengal— and deep convection is taking place over the area as well as the coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Squalls are likely to affect the maritime ports, the north of the Bay of Bengal, and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, said a bulletin of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, on Thursday.

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The maritime ports of: Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to lower local cautionary signals from No 4 to No 3.

All fishing boats and trawlers, in the area and at sea, have been advised to shelter till further notice.

Additionally, the government has cancelled the leaves of all government officials and staff in 19 coastal areas of the country in the wake of the cyclone.

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Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya mentioned the directives while speaking to reporters at his office.

The minister also said that all required measures were taken to tackle the effects of Titli.

He also said a directive has been given to establish control rooms at all upazila and district headquarters to operate round-the-clock and monitor the situation.