Cyclonic storm sends mercury tumbling
12:00 AM, December 18, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:09 AM, December 18, 2018

Cyclonic storm sends mercury tumbling

People across the country experienced light rain, along with chilly wind, as impact of the cyclonic storm “Phethai” forming over the West-central Bay and the adjoining South-western Bay.

The sky was covered in clouds and the sun remained out of sight in most parts of the country, while the temperature fell, especially in the north.

According to the Met office, the lowest temperature was recorded at 9 degrees Celsius in Tentulia, while the highest at 31 degrees Celsius in Teknaf.

The Phethai, the third cyclone to form in the bay in the last three months, weakened yesterday and moved towards the Southern coast of India, hitting the Coastline of Andhra Pradesh (near Kakinada) yesterday afternoon, a special bulletin of the Met office said.

The Met office yesterday forecasted light to moderate rain likely to occur in a few places of Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions.

The sea remained rough and the maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to hoist Distant Cautionary Signal-2.

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

They were also advised not to venture out into the deep sea.

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