| 23 Oct 2020, 17:38 | Update : 23 Oct 2020, 17:45
The height of tidal surges, wind speed, rainfall and waves have risen in the coastal areas caused by the deep depression created over the Bay of Bengal. Public life has stalled for the non-stop rainfall which started from the night of 21 October.
The meteorological directorate has said, record rainfall may occur in the coastal island and char areas. Specially, there is possibility of 300 to 500 millimeters rainfall at Swandwip, Hatia and Bhasanchar. Of the coastal districts Khulna and Barishal may experience 200 to 300 millimeters rainfall. The mid-region of the country including capital Dhaka may experience 100 to 200 millimeters rainfall. This heavy rainfall may cause water-logging in the towns and cities, damage of crops in the villages and floods at the river bank areas.
Meteorologist Abdul Mannan said, there is less possibility of turning the deep depression into a cyclone. But it may turn into a cyclone at last. In that case rain fall may reduce. As by the earlier announcement the cyclone would be named as ‘Goti’.
Due to the inclement weather Chattogram, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to hoist cautionary signal number three (3). All the vessels have been asked to stay at the safe places after coming near the coastal areas.
According to the special report of flood forecast and warning center heavy rainfall may occur from coastal areas to the mid-region of the country from October 22 to 24. In some parts there may be very heavy rainfall. Tidal surges with more heights may occur as an effect of the depression.
Agricultural weather forecast said, to save the winter crops from the rainfall steps have to be taken immediately. Special steps have to be taken so that water-logging may not affect the vegetable fields. Special care for Aman paddy also should be taken.