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Depression in Bay: Avoid Cox’s Bazar beach, say tourist police

Cox’s Bazar tourist police have warned visitors to avoid the beach area as the sea remains rough due to the impact of a depression in the Bay of Bengal.

The Met office has advised the maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. 3.

Under its influence, light to moderate showers accompanied by squally winds have been occurring in Cox’s Bazar since Wednesday morning.

Md Rezaul Karim, additional superintendent of Cox's Bazar Tourist Police, said they are discouraging tourists from entering the beach area to avoid any untoward incident.

The tourist cops patrolling the beach have been making announcements and creating awareness among the tourists.

Abdul Hamid Mia, chief meteorologist at Cox's Bazar Meteorological Office, said all fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice.

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The depression over coastal Odisha and the adjoining Northwest Bay moved westwards and weakened into a well-marked low on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the well-marked low over Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas of India moved westwards, weakening into a low pressure area over Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas.

Steep pressure gradient persists over the North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay and the adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, as per the bulletin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh