Cyclone Bulbul: Great danger signal 10
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has advised the maritime ports of Mongla and Payra to hoist Great Danger Signal No. 10, as a cyclone hurtles towards the coast.
The Met office also asked maritime port of Chittagong to hoist great danger signal number nine.
At a special bulletin on Saturday, the Met office advised Mongla and Payra ports to lower its earlier danger signal number seven and the Chittagong port to lower its earlier danger signal number six.
Maritime port of Cox's Bazar has been advised to keep hoisting local warning signal number four, the bulletin said.
The cyclone was moving at an average speed between 15kph and 20kph towards Bangladesh.
According to the Met office, coastal districts of Bhola, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Pirojpur, Jhalakathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 10.
Coastal districts of Chittagong, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number nine, it said.
Bulbul, situated over northwest bay and adjoining area, moved northwards and now lies over the same area.
At 12 noon, it was centred about 475km west-southwest of Chittagong port, 470km west-southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 280km southwest of Mongla port, and 315km southwest of Payra port.
Under the influence of the storm and the moon phase, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakiiali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Barguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalakathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 5-7 feet high above normal astronomical tide.
In Saturday’s weather forecast, the Met Office said light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions and at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country.
Night and day temperature may fall by 1-3° Celsius over the country.
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