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Signal 3 for maritime ports: Met office

DHAKA- Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar,Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as steep pressure gradient lies over the North Bay, said a Met office press release this morning.

"Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay and

adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh as steep pressure gradient lies over the North Bay," it said.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to

come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice, the release mentioned.

On river-ports, the Met office said, "In association with rain or

thundershowers temporary west or northwesterly squalls speed 60-80 kph is likely to occur over the regions of Tangail, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Faridpur,Jessore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barisal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Comilla, Chittagong,Cox's Bazar and Sylhet wherein river-ports shall hoist riverine warning signal no. two."

Besides, rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary west or

northwesterly gusty or squally wind speed 45-60 kph is likely to occur

elsewhere over the country wherein river-ports shall hoist cautionary signal no. one, it added.

Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

Today's sunset in Dhaka would at 6:23pm and tomorrow's sunrise at 5:31 am.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)