Besides, the river ports have been asked to hoist cautionary signal number one till 6 pm Friday

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as a low-pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Bangladesh.

“Under its influence, deep convection is taking place and steep pressure gradient lies over the North Bay and adjoining areas,” said a met office weather bulletin, adding that squally weather may affect the maritime ports adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.

Besides, the river ports have been asked to hoist cautionary signal number one till 6 pm Friday, according to another met office weather bulletin.

“Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary south or south-easterly gusty or squally wind speed 45-60 kilometre per hour (kph) is likely to occur over the regions of Rangpur,  Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogra, Tangail, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka, Faridpur, Jessore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar wherein river ports shall hoist riverine cautionary signal number one,” the bulletin said.

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