POST TIME: 2 April, 2016 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 2 April, 2016 12:59:20 AM
Rainstorms continue for second day
Signal 3 for seaports; 100 tourists stuck at St. Martinís
Staff Reporter

Rainstorms continue for second day

 Wet weather caused by rains and winds continued across the country for the second day yesterday, with the Bay of Bengal turning rough as a result of convective clouds. This prompted the meteorological department to issue warning signal no. 3 for the ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra. Inland river ports have also been asked to hoist warning signal no. 1 because of rough weather.
Over 100 tourists got stuck at Saint Martin’s Island in the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf upazila following inclement weather. Saint Martin Union Parishad chairman Nur Ahmed told UNB that over 200 tourists went to the island on Thursday and some 100 of them returned to Teknaf on Thursday night. The rest remained stranded in the island as the plying of ship was suspended following bad weather.
Fishing boats and trawlers in the northern parts of the Bay have been asked to stay close to the shore and negotiate the sea cautiously, as convective clouds have whipped up high winds causing rough seas, sources in the meteorological department said.
Meanwhile, Dhaka city experienced a rainstorm, with gusty winds reaching up to 59km an hour at 1.20am yesterday. The rains totalled 28mm till 6pm, of which 22 mm was recorded in the past 24 hours, ending at 6am.
The wet weather—with the sun almost buried under clouds—kept the maximum temperatures down, at 27 degrees Celsius.
South-eastern Chittagong experienced 33mm of rains, driven by winds reaching up to 85kmph. The maximum temperature in Chittagong was 33 degrees Celsius.