The cyclonic front of Midhili has started crossing the Mongla-Payra coast near Khepupara in Patuakhali. Its tip touched the coast this Friday (November 17) at noon. The cyclone is likely to move further north-northeast and complete crossing the coast by this evening.
The Department of Meteorology has informed this in the special notification number 10 regarding this cyclone.
It is said that the cyclone was 310 km from Chittagong seaport at 12 noon. 310 km from Cox’s Bazar seaport in West-Southwest. 145 km from the sea port of Mongla in the west-southwest. South-Southwest and 150 km from Payra seaport. It was located in the southwest.
The notification also said that 54 km from the center of the cyclone. Mr. Among them, the maximum continuous wind speed is 62 km per hour. Mr. Which is 88 km in the form of gust or big wind. Mr. increasing up to The sea is very rough in the vicinity of the cyclone center
Due to the impact of the frontal part of the cyclone, heavy to very heavy rains with gusty winds are continuing over the North Bay of Bengal and adjacent coastal areas of Bangladesh and its remote islands and islands. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions. Landslides may occur in hilly areas of Chittagong division due to heavy rainfall.
Earlier, Payra and Mongla seaports were asked to show distress signal number 7 in special notification number 9 of the Meteorological Department. Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar seaports have been asked to display distress signal number 6.
It said that due to the impact of the cyclone, the coastal districts of Lakshipur, Feni, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their remote islands and the lower areas of Char may be inundated by wind-driven tides 3-5 feet higher than the normal tide.
Besides, fishing boats and trawlers operating in North Bay of Bengal and deep sea have been asked to remain in safe harbor till further orders.