Depression in Bay: Rain disrupts Dhaka life
Daylong drizzle disrupted life in Dhaka and some other parts of the country as cyclonic storm Jawad weakened into a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal today.
The day started with a cloudy sky and people who stepped out of home in the morning without any preparation for rain faced difficulties in commuting.
"The Met office has recorded 1mm rain in the city till 9am today and light showers are likely to continue till Monday (tomorrow) due to the deep depression," meteorologist Hafizur Rahman told UNB.
Commuters had to wait for a long time on the road for transport to go to their respective destinations.
Drizzles caused traffic chaos in some areas in the morning.
According to a Met office bulletin, "Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Dhaka divisions; at many places over Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; and at one or two places over Rangpur division with moderately heavy falls at isolated places over the country."
Night temperature may remain nearly unchanged and day temperature may fall slightly over the country.
SIGNAL NO 3 AT MARITIME PORTS
The maritime ports of the country have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as the deep depression over west-central bay and adjoining northwest bay moved north-northeastwards and go over northwest bay and adjoining west-central bay.
It was centred at 6am today about 875km southwest of Chattogram port, 855km southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 695km south-southwest of Mongla port and 725km south-southwest of Payra port.
It is likely to move further in a north-northeasterly direction and weaken gradually.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 48km of the deep depression centre is about 50kph rising to 60kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain rough near the centre of the deep depression.
Under the influence of the peripheral effect of the deep depression, deep convection is continuing over north Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.
Steep pressure gradient persists over north bay.
Rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty or squally wind speed of 40-50kph is likely over north Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.
All fishing boats and trawlers over north Bay and deep sea have been advised to take shelter and remain in shelter till further notice.