Update May 21, 2016

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Gusty, squally winds continue over coastal areas

Sumel Sarker

Gusty, squally winds

Gusty, squally winds continue over coastal areas

21 May 2016, Nirapad News: Gusty or squally wind is continuing over the coastal areas of Bangladesh under the Influence of the cyclonic storm- ‘Roanu’, said a Met Office bulletin received here today.

Analysis of Doppler Radar and meteorological data indicate that the cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ over Northest Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh moved Northeastward and now lies over same area and was centered at 9 am about 140 kms Southwest of Chittagong port, 135 kms west of Cox’s Bazar port, 165 kms Southest of Mongla port and 75 kms Southeast of Pyra port.

It is likely to move Northeasterly direction further and may cross Barisal-Chittagong coast (near Chittagong) by noon or afternoon on May 21.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre is about 62 km/h rising to 88 km/h in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Mongla and Pyra have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal number seven. Coastal districts of Chittagong,Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barisal,Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore island and chars will come under the danger signal.

Maritime ports of Cox’s Bazar has been advised to keep hoisted danger signal number six. Coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar and its offshore islands and chars will come under the signal.

Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni,Chandpur, Borguna, Bola, Patuakhali, Barsal Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat,Khulan, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 4-feet height above normal astronomical tide.

The coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni,Chandpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Bhola, Pirojpur, Jhalikathi,Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to experience wind speed up to 62-88 kp/h in gusts or squallys with heavy to very heavy falls during the passage of the storm.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

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