Cyclone ‘Ashani’ is still one thousand kilometers away from the land of Bangladesh. However, due to the impact of the front part of the rain began on Monday (May 9) across the country. The meteorological department also said that the rains may continue for the next three days.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in three coastal divisions of the country (Khulna, Barisal and Chittagong) on Wednesday (May 11). Heavy rains are likely to continue for the next three days in these three coastal divisions.
The sky in Dhaka has been cloudy since Tuesday (May 10) morning. There has been light rain in between. However, after 3 pm, the cloud anagona increased. It was getting dark around 3:30 in the evening in the capital. Then the heavy rain started.
It has been raining all over the country for the last 24 hours from 8 am on Monday to 8 am on Tuesday. The highest rainfall of 206 mm was recorded at Khepupara in Patuakhali.
The meteorological department warned of heavy rains on Tuesday in the West-Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. 89 mm or more).
On the other hand, in the special meteorological notification (serial number-13) it has been reported about the cyclone Ashani. It was located 1,205 km southwest of Chittagong seaport, 1,160 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 1,055 km southwest of Mongla seaport and 1,065 km southwest of Payra seaport at 12 noon on Tuesday. It will move further north-west and weaken and turn into a cyclone in the next 12 hours.
Within 64 km of the strong cyclone center, the maximum continuous wind speed is 69 km per hour, which is increasing to 118 km in the form of gusts or gusty winds. The sea is very rough near the center of the cyclone.
The special notification further said that Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to display remote warning signal number 2. All types of fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay have been asked to proceed cautiously from near the coast. At the same time they have been told not to wander in the deep sea.