Dhaka, Saturday, February 24, 2018


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Distant cautionary signal one for maritime ports

DHAKA, Dec 7, 2017 (BSS) - Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant cautionary signal number one as a well marked low over southeast bay and adjoining areas intensified into a depression over the same area.

"The depression over southeast bay and adjoining areas moved northwards over the same area (near lat 12.0on and long 87.9oe) and was centred at 12 noon today) about 1215 kms southwest of Chittagong Port, 1140 kms southwest of Cox's Bazar Port, 1175 kms south-southwest of Mongla Port and 1140 kms south-southwest of Payra Port," said a met office weather bulletin here today.

It is likely to intensify further and move to north-northwesterly direction.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 kms of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts or squalls, the bulletin said, adding that sea will remain moderate near the depression centre.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to proceed with caution. They were also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country in the next 24 hours ending 9 am tomorrow, said a met office press release, adding that light fog may occur at places over the river basins of the country during late night till morning.

Night temperature may rise by 1-3 degree celsius and day temperature may rise slightly over the country, the release said.

Maximum temperature was recorded 28.5 degree celsius yesterday at Bogra and Teknaf in Rajshahi and Chittagong divisions respectively and today's minimum temperature 10.6 degree celsius at Srimangal in Sylhet division.

The sun sets at 5:11 pm today and rises at 6:29 am tomorrow in Dhaka.