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Signal 3 for maritime ports continues

DHAKA, Sept 19, 2017 (BSS) - Met office here today upheld the cautionary signal number three for maritime ports for third consecutive day as a deep convection is continuously taking place over the North Bay.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three, Md Shahinul Islam, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told BSS this afternoon, adding, "We will provide further notice tomorrow on the basis of weather condition whether the signal will be upheld or not".

Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh due to the conviction, he said.

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

However, light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal and Chittagong divisions, at many places over Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur division with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country in the next 24 hours as of 9 am tomorrow, said a met office press release.

Besides, in association with rain or thundershowers with temporary south or south-easterly gusty or squally wind speeding 45-60kph is likely to occur over the regions of Rajshahi, Rangpur, Pabna, Bogra, Tangail, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Jessore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barisal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Comilla, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet wherein river ports shall hoist cautionary signal number one till 6 pm today, it added.

Day temperature may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

Maximum temperature on Monday was recorded 34.8 degree Celsius at Nikli in Dhaka division and today's minimum temperature 23.6 degree Celsius at Rangamati in Chittagong division.

Country's highest rainfall in last twenty-four hours till 6 am today was recorded 71 millimeters (mm) at Kutubdia in Chittagong division.

The sun sets at 5:58 pm today and rises at 5:47 am tomorrow in the capital city.

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