Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal No 3, said Met office on Tuesday.
All fishing boats and trawlers were asked to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice.
Squally weather may hit the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, said the Met office bulletin.
Meanwhile, light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely at most places over Rangpur division and at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions.
Met office also predicted rain at a few places over Rajshahi and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country.
Day temperature may remain nearly unchanged and night temperature may fall slightly over the country.
The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajsthan, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across central part of Bangladesh. Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and strong over North Bay.
Maximum temperature was recorded 36.0 degrees Celsius at Tangail and lowest temperature today 24.3C at Tetulia on Monday.
The sun will rise at 05:33am on Wednesday and sunset will be at 06:34 pm on Thursday in the capital.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will not hold any briefing on coronavirus situation from Wednesday.
"From Wednesday, the daily health bulletin will no longer be aired. Instead, the information will be given out to media via press release," said Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS after concluding the briefing on Tuesday.
She assured that this will not interrupt the flow of data.
According to the daily health bulletin, Bangladesh’s coronavirus death tally reached 3,471 on Tuesday after the health authorities announced 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
The mortality rate is 1.32 percent.
Besides, 2,996 new cases were identified after testing 14,820 samples, pushing up the number of cases to 2,63,503.
So far, 20.46 percent of the total 12,27,988 samples tested turned out to be positive.
Tuesday’s daily infection rate was 20.22 percent.
Meanwhile, 1,535 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,51,972, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana told a regular briefing.
The daily health bulletin of DGHS started airing through press briefing from IEDCR on March 8.
Journalists were allowed to interact and ask questions after the announcements.
On April 8, it started to air at a fixed time as the daily health bulletin of DGHS and it only relayed the DGHS data.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. Since then, 2,749 men and 722 women have died of coronavirus, according to official data.
Oryx Biotech, a subsidiary of Oryx Biotech Holdings based in China, signed a tripartite agreement with Summit Technopolis and BHTPA for a biotech investment worth USD 300 million in Bangladesh.
Oryx will set up their Plasma Fractionation Plant in Block II of Summit Technopolis to produce plasma derivatives, also known as Lifesaving Therapeutics, and other related products, making it the first biotech investment in the country.
With a great need for plasma in the potential treatment of COVID-19, this is a timely investment for Bangladesh’s healthcare research and service sectors.
It is expected that about 2,000 high-value science graduates will be employed to produce therapeutics such as Albumin, Immunoglobulin and Coagulation factor VIII.
Muhammed Aziz Khan, Founder Chairman of Summit Technopolis, said “We’re pleased to activate the nation's first and largest biotech investment of about USD 300 million on 25 acres of land and building provided by Summit Technopolis. It’s most gratifying that this milestone plasma fractionation project which will open new horizons in Bangladesh’s development is happening in this auspicious year of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.”
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, ICT Division Senior Secretary N M Zeaul Alam and Managing Director of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) Hosne Ara Begum witnessed the agreement signing, said a press release.
Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers' welfare platform, on Tuesday demanded the withdrawal of the increased fares of buses and minibuses as the transport owners are not maintaining the health guidelines to prevent coronavirus transmission.
Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, general secretary of the Jatri Kalyan Samity, came up with the demand in a press statement on Tuesday.
Public transport owners are not maintaining the health guidelines set by the government as they are seen carrying passengers as before, the statement said.
“Not only that, they’re also realising more fare than the government fixed one, inflicting sufferings on low-oncome and jobless people,” it said.
On May 31, the government raised the bus and minibus fares of inter-district and long routes (Dhaka, Chittagong cities and adjoining areas) by 60 percent in order to compensate the bus owners as they are carrying 50 percent less passengers to maintain social distancing to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
After the increase in bus fares, human haulers, auto-rickshaws and taxi-cab owners are also realising extra fares from passengers, the statement added.
The Jatri Kalyan Samity demanded the government take necessary steps to withdraw the increased bus fares and reset that at the previous ones.
The 51st birthday of late Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia, will be observed on Wednesday.
BNP and its associate bodies have chalked out various programmes to mark the day, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
As part of the programmes, BNP leaders and activists, led by its standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, will offer fateha at Koko's grave at Banani Graveyard around 10am on Wednesday.
The party will also send cooked food for orphans at Medina Nagar Madrassah in the city’s Mirpur area at noon.
BNP will arrange a milad mahfil at party chairperson’s Gulshan office after Asr prayers seeking salvation of Koko’s departed soul.
Besides, Sayrul said BNP’s different associate and professional bodies will observe the day with holding various programmes, including discussion and milad mahfil.
Born on August 12, 1970, Koko died of cardiac arrest at the age of 45 at his rented house in Malaysia on January 24, 2015. His body was brought back home on January 27 and buried at Banani Graveyard.