The Met office has advised to hoist warning signal No 3 at seaports across the country as a monsoon depression formed in the Bay of Bengal.
“Under its influence deep convection is taking place over north bay. Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, north bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh,” Met office said in a weather report on Friday.
[caption id="attachment_51786" align="aligncenter" width="690"] A sudden rain coupled with thunder shower that swept over the Dhaka city on Friday evening created water-logging in some areas while commuters suffered due to lack of public transport and traffic jam. The photo was taken at Russel Square on Mirpur Road around 10pm
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Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal No 3. All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.
“Rain accompanied by thunder and temporary gusty wind, hailstorm, lightning are likely to occur at many places across the country on Saturday,” Meteorologist Ruhul Quddus said while talking to the Dhaka Tribune.
“This is seasonal and the rough weather may prevail for 24 hours starting from the morning,” he added.