Tourists throng Cox’s Bazar beach despite signal number 4
News Desk || risingbd.com
The Met Office on Friday advised maritime ports to hoist local cautionary signal number 4 and warned that low-lying coastal areas could be inundated by tidal surges.
In a special bulletin in the morning, the Met Office said a deep depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal. It was located in the northwest Bay and adjoining area and moved northeastwards over the same area.
On Friday it was seen that tourists were seen enjoying themselves at the beach and bathing in the sea, ignoring the inclement weather.
Life guards have remained on alert on the beach to prevent any accidents.
Many tourists, who have come to visit on weekends, have been trapped in hotel rooms. Over one thousand photographers and hawkers are spending idle time due to hostile weather. Despite inclement weather, many went to the beach to enjoy.
In the special bulletin in the morning, the Met Office said the deep depression was located in the northwest Bay and adjoining area and moved northeastwards over the same area.
At 6:00am, it was centred about 445km west-southwest of Chittagong Port, 445km west-southwest of Cox's Bazar Port, 240km southwest of Mongla Port and 280km southwest of Payra Port.
It is likely to move in a northeasterly direction, the weather office said.
The maximum sustained wind speed within 48km of the deep depression centre is about 50kph rising to 60kph in gusts. The sea will remain rough near the deep depression centre, the bulletin said.
Meanwhile, the Met Office warned that under the deep depression’s influence, low-lying coastal areas could be inundated by tidal surge of three to five feet height above the normal astronomical tide.