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Low pressure in Bay: Tidal surge inundates parts of the Sundarbans

Swollen rivers have inundated several low-lying areas of the Sundarbans thanks to the wind-driven surge height of three feet above normal astronomical tide since Friday morning under the influence of full moon and steep pressure gradient.

Azad Kabir, officer-in-charge of the Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Center of Sundarbans, said the Sundarbans was heavily inundated with tidal surge due to the full moon on Friday compared to the situation in the last three days.

Various areas of the forest, including the Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre, are flooded by tidal surge.

During the low tide, waters in some parts of the forest recede, but waterlogged in the low-lying areas.

However, no loss of wildlife has been reported so far, said the official.

The low-lying areas of the coastal districts and their offshore island and chars are likely to be inundated by the wind driven surge height of 2-4 feet above normal astronomical tide due to the full moon and steep pressure gradient, the weather department said Friday.

Also, squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. 3.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay were advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.

Source: United News of Bangladesh