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Met office forecasts heavy rain on Friday

  • Published at 12:08 am October 12th, 2018
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Squally weather is likely to affect maritime ports, the North Bay, and adjoining coastal areas of the country

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (Met office) on Thursday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Khulna, Barisal, and Chittagong on Friday.

“Due to severe cyclonic storm Titli over coastal Odisha, India, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in parts of Khulna, Barisal, and Chittagong divisions during the next 24 hours, commencing 3pm today (Thursday),” said a Met office bulletin, reports BSS.

According to the bulletin, Titli had moved slightly north westwards over Odisha and adjoining areas in India. The storm is likely to move further inland, north north westwards, and weaken gradually.

Under the influence of the severe cyclonic storm, a steep pressure gradient persists over the North Bay, and a deep convection is taking place over the North Bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Squally weather is likely to affect maritime ports, the North Bay, and adjoining coastal areas of the country.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep hoisting local cautionary signal number 3.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and in the deep sea have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.