‘Asani’ intensifies into Severe Cyclonic Storm

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The Cyclonic Storm “ASANI” over Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards, intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over West central Bay and adjoining area area and now lies over West Central Bay and adjoining area, said a Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin valid for 24 hours commencing 9am today.

“It is likely to move in a northwesterly direction. One of its associated troughs extends upto North Bay. Maritime ports of Bangladesh have been advised to keep hoisted Distant Warning Signal No. Two,” said the bulletin. The name ASANI given by Sri Lanka means wrath.

“Rain or thunder showers with intense lightning flashes and temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Barishal and Chattogram divisions; at a few places over Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy rainfall at places over Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions,” it added.

The bulletin also said that, “Mild heat wave is sweeping over Sylhet division and the districts of Madaripur, Rangamati, Cumilla, Noakhali, Feni, Khulna and Jashore and it may abate.”

However, the day temperature may fall by (2-3)oC and night temperature may fall slightly over the country.

Country’s maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded 36.8 degrees Celsius at Jashore and minimum temperature today was 22.9 degrees Celsius at Tetulia.

The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours till 6am today was recorded 48 mm in Sitakunda.

The sun sets at 6.31 pm today and rises at 5.19 am tomorrow in the capital.