Bay depression likely to weaken
Friday, 19 September 2008

The monsoon deep depression over the northwest Bay of Bengal, off the Orissa coast, is likely to move in a north-northwesterly direction further inland and weaken gradually, said a special weather bulletin.

It moved slightly northwestwards and crossed Orissa-West Bengal coasts of India near Baleshwar early Wednesday morning and lies over Orissa, West Bengal and adjoining coastal areas as a land depression, said the issued by the Storm Warning Centre of Bangladesh Meteorological Department at 9:41am.
Under its influence, a steep pressure gradient persists over the north Bay, the weather office said, and squally weather may continue to affect the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla and their adjoining coastal regions.
The three maritime ports above have been asked to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number 3, it added.
Low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Noakhali, Feni, Laxmipur, Bhola, Barisal, Patuakhali, Barguna, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat, Khulna and Satkhira, their offshore islands and char are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 2-3 feet height above the normal astronomical tide.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the north Bay have been advised to remain in shelter until further notice.
The weather office said no further special weather bulletin will be issued in this series.

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