Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

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DHAKA, Oct 20, 2017 (BSS) – The land depression over Odisha and adjoining areas moved North-northeastwards and was centred at 12 noon today over gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Odisha and southwestern part of Bangladesh.

It is likely to move in a north /northeasterly direction further and weaken gradually, a Met Office warning message said.

Under its influence steep pressure gradient and deep convection is continuing over North Bay.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three (r) three.

Under the influence of the land depression the low lying areas of the Coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Bhola, Barisal, Patuakhali, Jhalokathi, Pirozpur, Borguna, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 1-2 feet height above normal astronomical tide.

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

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