Showers with intense lightning flashes and temporary gusty wind is likely to occur across the country in the next 24 hours as the Cyclonic Storm “Asani” over Southeast Bay and adjoining South Andaman Sea moves Northwestwards.
According to Met Office, “Showers are likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions and at a few places over Mymensingh & Sylhet divisions along with one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, & Dhaka divisions.”
Meanwhile a mild Heat Wave is sweeping over Sylhet division and the districts of Madaripur, Rangamati, Cumilla, M. Court, Feni, Khulna and Jashore and it may abate from some places, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department in a bulletin.
It said day temperature may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
In an extended outlook for the next three days BMD said “Thundershowers activity may increase”.
The cyclone was centered at noon on Sunday about 1205 Kms South-Southwest of Chattogram port, 1125 kms South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1185 kms South of Mongla port and 1145 kms South of Payra port, said a Met office bulletin .
It is likely to intensify further and move in a Northwesterly direction, it said.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 Kms of the cyclonic storm centre is about 62 Kph rising to 88 Kph in gusts or squalls.
Sea will remain very rough near the cyclonic center.
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Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal No 2.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution.
They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.