Bangladesh May Face Huge Disaster After Landfall Of Cyclone Sitrang On Diwali: Cyclone Strang is approaching the southwestern district of Bangladesh. According to the Meteorological Department, the low pressure over the Andaman Sea and Southeast Bay of Bengal has turned into a Depression. It can be more concentrated. Therefore remote warning signals have been issued in all the seaports of Bangladesh. According to the special notification of the Meteorological Department in Dhaka on Saturday, the depression was located 1025 km south of Chittagong seaport, 940 km south of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 1070 km south-southeast of Mongla seaport and 1005 km south-southeast of Payra seaport at 12 noon on Saturday. It may become more concentrated and move northwestward.
Maximum sustained wind speed is 40 km/h within 44 km of the low-pressure center, increasing to 50 km/h in gusty or gale-like form. The ocean is rough in the area near the low-pressure center. Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to display a remote warning signal number 1. Fishing boats and trawlers in the North Bay of Bengal and the deep sea have been advised to move very carefully near the coast. At the same time, boats and trawlers are prohibited from plying in the deep sea.
Sitrang (Sitrang) is the name given to Thailand. This name means leaf. Meteorologist Dr. Muhammad Abul Kalam Mallick said the low pressure has intensified into a depression over east-central Bay of Bengal and adjacent the southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea (Latitude: 13°N, Longitude: 91.5°E). In the next three days, the weather conditions may deteriorate in the North Bay of Bengal and adjacent coastal areas of Bangladesh. Apart from this, as the monsoon is active in the country, there is more or less rain in various parts of Bangladesh including the capital Dhaka. The weather is likely to remain like this throughout this month.
According to the United States (USA) Navy-run ‘Join Typhoon Warning Centre’, the low pressure over the Andaman and Nicobar Sea area, named ‘Invest 92B’, has strengthened over the course of a day. There is a strong possibility of the cyclone gaining strength by October 23 and hitting the Bangladesh coast by October 25. The speed of the cyclone may reach 100 to 130 km per hour while hitting the Khulna division. However, if the cyclone moves slightly to the east and completely hits the Khulna and Barisal region, the speed of the storm can reach up to 150 km per hour. The coastal districts of Khulna and Barisal divisions are highly likely to be inundated by the high tide of 5 to 8 feet. Besides, there is a strong possibility of heavy rainfall in the districts of Barisal, Khulna, Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet divisions from October 24 to October 27 due to the impact of the storm.