Amphan: possibility of a 10 foot tidal bore.Super Cyclone Amphan may hit the area between Khulna and Chittagong on Tuesday night. Since then, on Wednesday (May 20) afternoon / evening, the cyclone could cross the coast of Bangladesh. At this time, there may be tidal surges at a height of more than 5 to 10 feet. The Meteorological Department said in a special notification after analyzing the data till 9 am on Tuesday, May 19.
It said that during the cyclone Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni and Chittagong districts and their remote islands and chars with heavy to very heavy rainfall of 140 to 160 km per hour. Gusts or gusts of wind may blow.
Coastal Districts Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Chittagong May be flooded.
All fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay and the deep sea have been asked to go to safe haven immediately and remain in safe shelter till further orders.
Currently, the maximum sustained wind speed within 90 km of the super cyclone center is 225 km per hour, which is increasing to 245 km in the form of gusts or gusty winds. The sea near the Super Cyclone Center is very turbulent.
In this situation, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to show danger signal number 7. The coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barisal, Laxmipur, Chandpur and their outlying islands and chars will be under danger signal number 7.
Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar seaports have been asked to display danger signal number 6. The coastal districts of Noakhali, Feni, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar will have their distant islands and chars under danger signal number 6.
The super cyclone ‘Amphan’, which is located in the west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, has moved north-northeast and is currently located in the same area. It was located 845 km southwest of Chittagong seaport, 795 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 730 km south, southwest of Mongla seaport and 725 km south and southwest of Payra seaport at 9 am today (May 19). It could move north, northeast, the meteorological office said.
Super Cyclone Amphan advanced 165 km towards Bangladesh in the last 12 hours. In other words, the super cyclone is advancing towards Bangladesh at an average speed of 13.75 km.
According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Amphan was located 940 km from Payra seaport at 6 pm on Monday (May 18) and 775 km south and southwest of Payra seaport at 6 am on Tuesday (May 19).
Weather Desk, May 19,2020