‘Fani’ to remain over country for more 3-4 hours: met official

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DHAKA, May 4, 2019 (BSS) – The cyclonic storm Fani is now located over the
capital and its adjoining areas with a maximum wind speed about 62-88 kph as
it will remain over the country as a deep depression for more next 3 to 4
hours, said a met official.

“The cyclonic storm Fani is now sweeping over the capital and its adjacent
areas … it is likely to stay over the country for more 3 to 4 hours,”
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD director Shamsuddin Ahmed told BSS
this afternoon.

Earlier a latest special weather bulletin said the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’
over Satkhira, Jashore and Khulna regions and adjoining areas moved north-
northeastwards further and is located over Faridpur-Dhaka region and
adjoining areas.

It is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further inland
over Bangladesh, it said.

Under the influence of the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, gusty or squally wind
with maximum speed of about 62-88 kilometers is likely to continue over the
country and North Bay as sea will remain very rough, it added.

Maritime ports of Mongla and Pyra have been advised to keep hoisting danger
signal number seven while costal districts of Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali,
Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their
offshore islands and chars will also come under danger signal number seven.

Maritime port of Chattogram has been advised to be hoisted danger signal
number six as coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni,
Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under danger signal
number six, the release detailed.

Maritime port of Cox’s Bazar has been advised to keep hoisting local
warning signal number four.

Under the influence of ‘Fani’ and the new moon phase, the low-lying areas
of the coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur,
Borguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagherhat,
Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be
inundated by storm surge of 2-4 feet height above normal astronomical tide.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been
advised to remain in shelter till further notice.