Daylong drizzle disrupted life in Dhaka and some other parts of Bangladesh as cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ weakened into a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday.
The day started with a cloudy sky in the capital and people who stepped out of home in the morning without preparation for rain suffered immensely.
“The Met office has recorded 1 mm rain in the city till 9:00 am on Sunday and light showers are likely to continue till Monday due to the deep depression,” Hafizur Rahman, a metrologist, said.
Commuters had to wait for a long time for managing any transport to go to their respective destinations.
Traffic constables were seen passing busy time to control traffic as drizzles caused traffic chaos in some areas in the morning.
According to a Met office bulletin, “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram & Dhaka divisions; at many places over Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rangpur division with moderately heavy falls at isolated places over the country.”
Night temperature may remain nearly unchanged and day temperature may fall slightly over the country.
Signal No 3 at maritime ports
The maritime ports of the country have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as the deep depression over the west-central bay and adjoining northwest bay moved north-northeastwards and lies over the northwest bay and adjoining west-central bay.
It was centred at 06 am on Sunday about 875 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 855 kms southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 695 kms south-southwest of Mongla port, and 725 kms south-southwest of Payra port.
It is likely to move further in a north-northeasterly direction and weaken gradually.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 48 kms of the deep depression centre is about 50 kph rising to 60 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain rough near the centre of the deep depression.
Under the influence of the peripheral effect of the deep depression, deep convection is continuing over north Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.
Steep pressure gradient persists over north bay.
Rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty or squally wind speed of 40-50 kph is likely over north Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.
All fishing boats and trawlers over north Bay and deep sea have been advised to take shelter and remain in shelter till further notice.