Bangladesh is now completely out of any potential danger from cyclone Fani, which has reduced down to a depression in the north.
“There is no more danger,” Shamsuddin Ahmed, director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told The Daily Star this afternoon.
“We have lowered all the danger signals. Fani has lost its potency. It is unlikely to cause any further damage,” he assured around 5:30pm today.
Bangladesh has lowered all its danger signals along the coast and instead hoisted cautionary signal number 3 in Chattogram, Mongla, Payra and Cox’s Bazar.
However, rough tides are still ruling the waters – preventing the authorities from allowing water vessels to ply anywhere in the country.
Last reported, the severe cyclonic storm has reduced down to a depression and causing rainfall in the north. It has passed north, away from Dhaka.
Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower danger signal number seven but instead hoist local cautionary signal number three.
The Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar ports have also been advised to lower danger signal number six and four but instead hoist local cautionary signal number three.