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Steep low pressure in Bay, cautionary signal No 3 in force

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Published: 11:41, 11 August 2022   Update: 11:56, 11 August 2022
Steep low pressure in Bay, cautionary signal No 3 in force

The Bay of Bengal near Kuakata in Patuakhali remains very rough under the influence of low pressure in the Bay.

Meanwhile, the water level of rivers has increased by two to three feet due to the effect of full moon tide. Low-lying areas have been inundated by irregular tidal waters.

Meanwhile, more than half a hundred villages of Kalapara, Rangabali, Galachipa and Bauphal upazilas of the district have been flooded after entering water in those villages through collapsed embankments in two phases. Water-logging has been created at various places. As a result, many families are living a miserable life.

According to the Met Office, an excess of air pressure difference persists over the coastal areas. Under its influence, stormy winds can blow at any time. Therefore, maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3.

All fishing boats and trawlers have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.

Patuakhali District Meteorological Office Officer-in-Charge Mahbooba Sukhi said that there is a possibility to blow stormy winds in the coastal areas. Air pressure may increase. In the next 72 hours, the water level of rivers and streams may increase further.

Imran/AI