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POST TIME: 8 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Depression triggers rain in coastal belt
Special Correspondent

Depression triggers rain
in coastal belt

The depression in the northwest bay turned into a well-marked low around noon yesterday, but soon changed to a monsoon depression, leaving the sea rough with high winds and causing some rain earlier along the coastal belt. As the depression changed to a low and then to another depression, it shifted towards the west after becoming a deep depression, moving over to Odisha and West Bengal in India. It later moved further inland westwards to central India. Its inland movement left the Bay stormy with a pressure gradient and some rain along the southern coast.

The Met Office hoisted the cautionary signal 3 for the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra. It warned fishing boats and trawlers to stay close to the coast and not to sail towards deep sea. The caution would remain in force until further notice. The depression influenced some overnight rain, the highest, 67mm till 6am yesterday, was recorded at Cox’s Bazar, followed by 48mm at nearby Teknaf, the southeastern tip of the country. But neither the northwest nor Dhaka in the central region received any showers. The Dhaka city temperature remained at 32 degrees Celsius on Thursday. There was no overnight change in the situation. The sky remained heavily overcast yesterday, keeping the sun blanketed almost the whole day. The country’s highest maximum temperature of 34.8C was recorded in Sylhet, which, too, did not get any significant rain.  In Dhaka, the maximum temperature was 32.9C thanks to the overcast conditions and southerly winds. There has been forecast of rain today (Saturday) at many places in the Khulna, Chattogram and Bartishal divisions. Light rain with winds is likely over a few places in the Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions.