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When Remal may hit coast 

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 20:13, 24 May 2024   Update: 21:00, 24 May 2024
When Remal may hit coast 

The well-marked low over west central Bay and adjoining southwest Bay has moved northeast-wards and concentrated into a depression over east central Bay and adjoining west central Bay.

It will be turned into cyclone ‘Remal’ that may hit Bangladesh coast on Sunday morning (May 26).

It was centred about 805 km south-southwest of Chattogram port, 740 km south-southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 765 km south of Mongla port and 730 km south of Payra port on Friday (May 24) noon, , according to a special weather bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) signed by meteorologist  Khondokar Hafizur Rahman.

It is likely to intensify and move northeast-ward further maximum sustained wind speed within 44 km of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts or squalls; the sea will remain moderate near the depression centre, it reads.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant cautionary signal no-1, according to the BMD bulletin.

All fishing boats and trawlers over north Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

'Remal' is an Arabic word meaning sand. The name was given by Oman.