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POST TIME: 10 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Another low pressure likely to form in Bay
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Another low pressure likely to form in Bay

Another low pressure zone is likely to form in the Bay of Bengal over the next few days, with one or two low pressures likely this month. Rains are likely to be normal in September against the backdrop of 36.3 per cent less than average rainfall in August. The country’s north-east and the south-east regions may experience a short-term flood, a long-range forecast for September by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department has said.

After a string of low pressures brewed in the Bay of Bengal—the last one on Wednesday—another is likely to form in the Bay in a few days, a Met office source said yesterday.

The successive formation of low pressure zones in the Bay turned the Bay stormy, with high winds blowing over the sea and making navigation difficult, particularly for fishing boats. Fishermen had been asked to stay close to the coast and are strictly barred from venturing into deep seas as cautionary signal 3 was advised for the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra since the low pressure formed on Wednesday.

The last low pressure later intensified into a depression and then changed into a well-marked low pressure. It moved towards central India (Madhya Pradesh), leaving the monsoon less active over Bangladesh and reducing the rain in the country. This occurred on Saturday.

There was little rainfall in different parts of the country as the depression moved overland as a well-marked low pressure apparently sucked away the rains here.  

Just as on Friday, Saturday too virtually went dry, with Dhaka recording no rain in the past 24 hours till 6am yesterday.

Only 13mm rain was recorded by the Met office in Srimangal during this period. It resulted in temperatures rising everywhere. Dhaka recorded a maximum temperature of 34.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The capital city recorded a maximum temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius and had no rainfall on Sunday. The country’s highest maximum temperature of 35.8 degrees C was recorded in Jessore with no rainfall.

However, rains are likely today in a few places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet Divisions, one or two places over Khulna and Barishal Divisions and with moderate to heavy rainfall at Rangpur Division, noted the Met office forecast for the next 24 hours, beginning at 6pm yesterday.