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Cyclone Bulbul weakens, signal number 3

DHAKA The cyclonic storm 'bulbul' over Khulna and adjoining northwestern part of Bangladesh moved slowly to northeastwards, weakened further into a deep depression and lies over Bagerhat, Barishal and Patuakhali regions at around 6 this morning.

It is likely to move in a northeasterly direction further and weaken gradually by giving precipitation. Under its influence steep pressure gradient persists over north bay and southern part of Bangladesh, said a Met office release.

Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower great danger signal no. ten (r) but instead hoist local cautionary signal number three (r) three.

Maritime port of Chattogram has been advised to lower great danger signal no. nine but instead hoist local cautionary signal number three (r) three.

Maritime port of Cox's bazar has been advised to lower local warning signal number four but instead hoist local cautionary signal number three (r) three.

Under the influence of the deep depression, the coastal districts of Khulna, Satkhira, Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Bhola, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat, Faridpur, Madaripur, Cumilla, Dhaka, Sylhet and Mymensingh are likely to experience wind of 50-60 kph in gusts/squalls with heavy to very heavy falls during the passage of the deep depression.

All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay have been advised to remain in shelter till evening today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)