Low Pressure in the Bay of Bengal, Warning Signal Number 3 Till August 22
Ongoing monsoon and the turbulent Bay of Bengal are giving warning signs of upcoming disasters in Bangladesh. For the last week, warning signal number 3 has remained in the seaports and coastal areas of Bangladesh.
According to the Meteorological Department, signal number 3 is not moving soon because low pressure has been created again in the North Bay.
The meteorologists are saying that heavy rain can occur in the coastal areas due to the tropical depression. The amount of rainfall will increase, especially in Chittagong, Barisal, and Khulna districts.
Meteorologist Abdul Mannan said, “The country’s seaports have been asked to display warning signal 3 for the past one week. A low pressure has formed in the North Bay on August 19.
It may become more concentrated. If the low pressure comes towards the coast, there could be heavy rain. Therefore, it can be said that the rainfall in the southern part of the country is not decreasing easily.
With this, the wind is blowing at a speed of more than 60 km/hour in the coastal area. So warning signal 3 will still be there. In the current situation, the warning signal 3 will remain till August 22.”
The air in the coastal areas is blowing at a speed of more than 60km per hour. The warning signal three will remain till August 22, 2020.
The Meteorological Department says that the monsoon is active along with low pressure. Due to this, thunderstorms may occur in most parts of Khulna, Barisal and Chittagong divisions, many parts of Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and some parts of Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions. However, heavy rains are likely to happen in Chittagong, Khulna and Barisal divisions.
The Meteorological Department also informed us that it could be rainy for the rest of this month. In August, Bangladesh receives an average of 402 mm of rainfall every year, but till August 18, 243 mm of rain has fallen.
In other words, 60 percent of the rain fell in 18 days in Bangladesh. The most torrential rainfall in the last 24 hours was 149 mm in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar.