Published:  04:42 PM, 24 October 2023

Danger signal 7 for Payra, Ctg as cyclone "Hamoon" may hit coastline by Wed morning

Danger signal 7 for Payra, Ctg as cyclone


Bangladesh Meteorological Department in its latest bulletin asked maritime ports of Payra and Chattogram to keep hoisted
Danger Signal Number Seven while Six for Cox's Bazar and Five for Mongla as
the severe cyclonic storm "Hamoon" further intensified into a very severe
cyclonic storm.

It may cross Barishal-Chattogram coast near Meghna estuary by late night to
morning on Wednesday as cyclonic storm while it is likely to move north-
northeastwards, said the met office in its bulletin number 11.

Now the storm lies over northwest bay and adjoining northwest bay and was
centered at noon today about 215 kms southwest of Payra port, 250 kms
southwest of Mongla port, 295 kms west-southwest of Cox's Bazar port and 330
kms west-southwest of Chattogram port after moving northwestwards.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 kilometers (KMS) of the storm centre
is about 120 kilometers per hour (KPH) rising to 130 KPH in gusts or squalls
while sea will remain high near the severe cyclone center.

Under the peripheral effect of the very severe cyclonic storm, heavy (44-
88mm) to very heavy (up to 89 or above) rainfall with gusty and squally wind
is continuing over the North Bay and costal area of the country.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been
advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

The bulletin said that the coastal districts of Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola,
Borguna, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Chattogram, Feni, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur
and their offshore islands and chars will come under danger signal number
Seven.

The coastal districts of Khulna, Bagerhat, Satkhira and their offshore
islands and chars will come under danger signal number five.

Under the peripheral effect of the very severe cyclone and steep pressure
gradient, the low lying areas of the coastal districts of Cox's Bazar,
Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali,
Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore
islands and chars are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 3-5 feet
height above normal astronomical tide.

Under the influence of very severe cyclone, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal,
Chattogram and Sylhet divisions are likely to be experienced of heavy
rainfall (up to 89mm or above).

Due to very heavy rainfall, landslide may occur at places over the hilly
regions of Cox's Bazar, Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Chattogram.




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