Cyclone Remal

1. Bangladesh Meteorological Department issues a special notice on Cyclone Remal’s severe impacts.
2. Wind-driven surges of 8-12 feet above normal tide could inundate coastal districts.
3. Low-lying areas and offshore islands at risk due to the cyclone’s peripheral effect and steep pressure gradient.

Dhaka, May 26: The Bangladesh Meteorological Department issued a special notice, warning of the severe impacts expected from Cyclone Remal.

The peripheral effect of the cyclone, along with a steep pressure gradient, could lead to wind-driven surges of 8-12 feet above normal astronomical tide, inundating low-lying areas of coastal districts and offshore islands and chars.

The cyclone is anticipated to make landfall sometime between this evening and midnight.

Under the influence of Cyclone Remal, several divisions including Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty and squally winds.

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There’s also a heightened risk of landslides in hilly regions like Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachari, and Chattogram due to the heavy rainfall.

Precautionary measures are being taken by local administrations to mitigate the impact of the cyclone.

In Rangamati, for example, preparations are underway with shelters being readied and warnings issued about potential landslides.

The district has a total of 322 shelters, including 29 in Rangamati city, to accommodate residents if the situation worsens.

As the cyclone approaches, maritime ports have been advised to hoist danger signals. Payra and Mongla sea ports are expected to hoist Great Danger Signal 10, while Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar sea ports will hoist Great Danger Signal 9.

These signals indicate the severity of the cyclone and urge residents to take necessary precautions.

In addition to the danger signals, warnings have been issued for fishing boats and trawlers to remain in shelter until further notice.

This measure aims to ensure the safety of fishermen and prevent any maritime accidents amid the turbulent weather conditions expected with Cyclone Remal.