Rising sea, possibility of heavy rain

 Ctg Desk |  Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 |  11:32 am
Rising sea, possibility of heavy rain
       

The Bay of Bengal is rough. This condition is caused due to excessive variation in air pressure. It started raining intermittently. As a result, the heat of the last few days has decreased. The meteorological department has forecast that such weather is likely in the next two-three days.

Winds can blow in the sea and riverine areas. For this, warning signal number 3 has been asked in four seaports of the country and number 1 in river ports.

According to the Meteorological Department, there is a difference in the excess of air pressure in the North Bay. In the next two to three days, there may be intermittent rain in different parts of the country. This will also reduce the sweltering heat.

According to the forecast, the light pressure created in the Bay of Bengal is located in Telangana and surrounding areas of India. Meanwhile, due to the difference in air pressure in the North Bay, it is raining in many areas including rough sea and stormy winds. Fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay have been asked to approach the coast and move cautiously until further notice.

In most parts of Khulna and Barisal divisions till Tuesday morning; Many parts of Chittagong, Rajshahi and Dhaka divisions and some parts of Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions may experience moderate rains with gusts. At the same time, there may be moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the southern part of the country.

Day and night temperatures in the country can drop by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius. Bhola received maximum rainfall of 44 mm in the previous 24 hours till 8 am on Monday. Besides, Patuakhali received 40 mm of rain, Gopalganj 38 mm, Maijdi Court 38 mm, Barisal 34 mm, Jessore 30 mm and Mongla and Teknaf 24 mm. The meteorological office said there was little rain in Dhaka at that time.

Winds and rains are blowing over the port of Mongla including the coastal areas. As a result of the rains, the unloading and transportation of goods of 21 foreign merchant ships stationed at Mongla port is being severely disrupted. On Monday, 21 ships carrying fertilizer, rice, clinker, coal, stone, machinery and gas were stationed at the port. Of these, the activities of 9 fertilizer and one rice ship are completely closed for the time being. The rest of the work is done intermittently when the rain subsides.

Meanwhile, public life in the port and municipal cities has been disrupted due to rains.

The service boat service on the Teknaf-Saint Martin water route in Cox’s Bazar has been suspended since Sunday due to inclement weather. As a result, more than 300 tourists traveling on St. Martin’s Island in wooden boats are stranded. The administration has said it will keep them safe until the weather returns to normal.