Cyclone Rimal is approaching; the position has been reported by the Meteorological Office

Cyclone Rimal is approaching the Bangladesh coast. The Meteorological Department reported that Cyclone Rimal was 300 km away from Payra port at midnight on Saturday. The Meteorological Department provided this information in its latest special notification, number 9.

Meteorologist of the Department of Meteorology.  Tariful Newaz Kabir informed Prothom Alo this Sunday morning that Cyclone Rimal is making its way towards the coast of Bangladesh. Because of this, there may be rain in different parts of the country today.

Cyclone Rimal was located 405 km southwest of Chittagong sea port, 355 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar sea port, 340 km south of Mongla seaport, and 300 km south of Payra sea port, according to the latest special notification of the Meteorological Department. It may intensify further north.

Within 54 km of the cyclone center, the maximum sustained wind speed is 62 kmph. It grows up to 88 km in the form of gusts or gusts. In the area near the cyclone center, the sea is extremely rough.

Following the declaration of the cyclone, authorities asked Payra and Mongla seaports to display distress signal number 7. In addition, we have requested Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar seaports to display distress signal number 6.

According to the special notification number 7, signed by meteorologist Hafizur Rahman of the Meteorological Department, the coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Pirojpur, Jhalkathi, Barguna, Barisal, Bhola, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Comilla, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, and their vicinity are affected by the cyclone. Wind-driven tides, 3 to 5 feet higher than normal tides, may inundate low-lying areas of islands and shoals.

According to the notification, heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur in all parts of the country under the influence of Cyclone Rimal.