Depression weakens after landfall in Chittagong coast

Depression weakens after landfall in Chittagong coast

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Dhaka – The deep depression over northeast bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards further, weakened into a depression before making landfall and started to cross Chittagong coast near Sitakunda at 6am on Sunday.
It is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further and may complete crossing the coast during next 3-4 hours and weaken gradually by giving precipitation, said a Met Officer special bulletin.Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local warning signal no. four but instead hoist local cautionary signal no. three.
Under the influence of depression southeastern part of Bangladesh is experiencing gusty winds with heavy falls. Sea will remain rough.
The coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Bhola and Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars are likely to experience wind speed up to 40-50 kph in gusts/ squalls with heavy falls during the passage of the depression.
Under the influence of the depression, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barisal and Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 1-2 feet height above normal astronomical tide.
River vessel can resume operation
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) withdrew the suspension on the operation of all water vessels across the country as the weather condition started to improve gradually on Sunday morning .
Joint Director of BIWTA Guljar Hossain said the suspension was withdrawn at 8am in the morning, nearly 12-hour after it was imposed due to inclement weather.
Several launches on 38 routes left Sadarghat Launch Terminal in the morning, Guljar added.
According to the Met Office, the deep depression over northeast bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards further, weakened into a depression before making landfall and started to cross Chittagong coast near Sitakunda in the morning.
Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local warning signal no. four but instead hoist local cautionary signal no. three. – UNB

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