Cyclone Fani weakens into land depression

DHAKA, Cyclone Fani, moving further north

northeastwards over PabnaTangailMymensingh region, has weakened and turned

into a land deep depression.

It has been weakened into a land depression first and then into a well

marked low over MymensinghNetrokona region It is likely to move in a

northnortheasterly direction further inland, weaken gradually and become

unimportant finally, said a Met office special weather bulletin here today.

Under its influence the sky remains overcast and rain or thunder showers

with gusty or squally wind is continuing at a few places over the country,

the bulletin added.

Steep pressure gradient persists over North Bay and for this reason gusty

or squally wind speed of about 4050 kph is likely over North Bay and

adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

The maritime port of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been

advised to keep hoisting local cautionary signal number three.

Due to new moon phase and steem pressure gradient the lowlying areas of

the coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Hatiya,

Sandwip,Chandpur, Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi,

Bagherhat,Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to

be inundated by wind driven surge of 24 feet height above normal

astronomical tide.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been

advised to remain in shelter till further notice

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)