Cyclone Mokha has become very strong and is approaching the coast. In the meantime, Cox’s Bazar Cox’s Bazar sea port has been asked to show distress signal number 10. Chittagong and Payra seaports have been asked to show danger signal number 8.
The cyclone is likely to hit between 6 am and 6 pm on Sunday. And the impact of Cyclone Mokha will be reduced this night, said the Meteorological Department. However, due to its effect, rainfall may occur in different parts of the country in the next few days.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department meteorologist Bajlur Rashid confirmed this information to Dhaka Times on Saturday. Three said, rain will start from Sunday morning due to the impact of Cyclone Mokha. By evening the storm will start.’
“The effects of the storm will wear off later in the night. However, even if the impact of the storm is over, rain will continue in different parts of the country for the next few days.
Meanwhile, due to the impact of Cyclone Mokha, the Meteorological Department is afraid that there may be heavy rainfall in the coastal areas and landslides in the hilly areas of Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Chittagong.
According to the special circular of the Meteorological Department 14, heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur in Chittagong, Sylhet and Barisal divisions. Landslides may occur in hilly areas of Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Chittagong due to heavy rainfall.
According to the special notification, the very strong cyclone Mokha, located in the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, is moving towards the north-northeast and is staying in the same area. It was 815 km south-southwest of Chittagong seaport, 745 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 785 km south of Mongla seaport and 745 km south of Payra seaport at 6 am on Saturday. It may move further north-northeastward and intensify and cross Cox’s Bazar and North Myanmar coast between 6 am and 6 pm on May 14.
Maximum sustained winds within 74 km of the cyclone center are 160 km/h, increasing to 175 km/h in gusty or gusty forms. The sea is very rough in the area near the center.
Due to the advance of the cyclone and the excess of pressure difference, the coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong and their nearby islands and low-lying areas of Chars may be inundated by wind-driven tides of 8 to 12 feet higher than normal tides.
Besides, due to the impact of the frontal part of the cyclone and excess pressure difference, the coastal districts of Feni, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Chandpur, Bhola and their remote islands and lowlands of Chars may be flooded with wind-driven tides 5 to 7 feet higher than the normal tide.
All fishing boats and trawlers in North Bay of Bengal have been asked to remain in safe harbor till further instructions.
Source: Dhakatimes24 Online by www.dhakatimes24.com.
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