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Cyclone Yaas might inundate 14 districts

  • Published at 06:37 pm May 25th, 2021
Cyclone Yaas
This RAMMB/CIRA handout satellite image shows a cyclone(R) approaching eastern India on May 23, 2021 AFP

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal number two 

Due to the cyclonic storm “Yaas” and a full moon the coastal districts might see a tidal surge.

Yaas which was over the northwest bay and adjoining area has moved further northwestwards and now lies over the same area. 

It was centred at about 565 kilometres southwest of Chittagong port, 525 kilometres southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 455 kilometres south , southwest of Mongla port and 445 kilometres south – southwest of Payra port,  at 12pm on Tuesday, said a special bulletin of the Met office.

It is likely to move northwestwards further and may cross West Bengal coast by Wednesday noon, reports UNB. 

Maximum sustained wind speed within 64 kilometres of the severe cyclone centre is about 89 kph rising to 117 kph in gusts or squalls.

Sea will remain high near the severe cyclone centre.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal number two. 

The coastal district of Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jhalakati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Bhola, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and Chittagong and their offshore islands and chars are likely to experience wind speed up to 80-100 kph in gusts or squalls with heavy to very heavy falls during the passage of the storm.

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These areas are also likely to be inundated by 2-4 feet height above normal astronomical tide under the influence of the full moon phase. 

Meteorologist Shahnaz Sultana said that due to the cyclone Yaas and the full moon, the tide may be 2-4 feet higher than normal. As a result, there is a risk of a tidal surge in the coastal areas, reports Bangla Tribune. 

All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay and deep sea have been advised to take shelter and remain in shelter till further notice. 

Meteorologist Abdul Mannan said the effects of Yaas have already begun to be felt in almost all parts of the country. This rain will increase further. 

It could cross the Indian coast by Wednesday if in the meantime the storm does not get any obstruction. No one can tell which direction it would go if there is an obstacle, he added.

Cyclone Sidr, which was blocked in the Sundarbans, passed through Dhaka to Assam. He said heavy rains and strong winds would blow in different parts of the country, especially in the coastal areas, while crossing the coast on Wednesday. 

He said the weather would remain like this on Wednesday and Thursday, with intermittent rain and gusts of wind. The weather will improve from Friday.