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Maritime ports asked to lower signal

DHAKA, Oct 10, 2017 (BSS) - Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower the signal as squally weather is unlikely over North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, a met office bulletin said here today.

"The land deep depression over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh and Northwest Bay moved slightly west-northwestwards and was centered at 09 am today over Gangetic West Bengal and southwestern part of Bangladesh (near lat. 23.0on and long. 87.0oe)," the bulletin added.

It is likely to move in a west or northwesterly direction further inland and weaken gradually, it said.

According the bulletin, all fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to proceed with caution till 06 pm today.

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

Day temperature may rise by 1-2 degree Celsius and night temperature may rise slightly over the country.

Maximum temperature on Monday was recorded 34.3 degree Celsius at Sylhet and today's minimum temperature 24.0 degree celsius at Srimangal in Sylhet and Gopalgonj in Dhaka divisions.

Country's highest rainfall in last twenty-four hours ending at 6 am today was recorded 108 millimeters (mm) at Jessore in Khulna division.

The sun sets at 5:37 pm today and rises at 5:54 am tomorrow in Dhaka.