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Cyclone ‘Gulab’ brews in Bay of Bengal

26 September 2021


News Desk  :
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has asked the Chattogram, Coxs Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports to hoist distant signal number 1 amid cyclonic storm 'Gulab' that is heading towards India's Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.
Fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay have been asked to move cautiously near the coast until further notice. They have also been told not to roam in the deep sea.
The Indian Meteorological Department has announced that the low pressure area which was formed in the Bay of Bengal will intensify into Cyclone Gulab and will make landfall on Sunday.
The storm will be crossing the coast on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It is said that Gulab will make landfall as a cyclonic storm and will not intensify into a severe cyclone.
 The India Met department has said that the speed of the cyclone will be at around 80 kmph gusting upto 100 kmph.
The cyclone has been named "Gulab" by Pakistan.
bdnews24.com adds: According to the BMD, a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal first intensified into a depression and has since become a deep depression. It is likely to intensify into a cyclone and move in a west-northwest direction.
But Bangladesh's coastal areas are unlikely to experience much of the cyclone's effects, says Md Bazlur Rashid, senior meteorologist.
Once it becomes a cyclone, it will be named 'Gulab'.
"There is a deep depression in the east-central Bay of Bengal and the adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal. Around evening it will take the form of a cyclone. There isn't much concern about it growing and intensifying into a severe storm. It could affect India's Andhra Pradesh and its adjoining areas."
The senior meteorologist says there will be more rainfall in coastal areas.
The Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra Sea Ports have been instructed to display Remote Warning Signal No. 1. As the cyclone is unlikely to have much effect on the Bangladesh coast, it is unlikely the warnings will need to be intensified, he said.
The last severe storm experienced by Bangladesh was Cyclone Yaas, which hit the Urisha coast in May. Cyclone Amphan also affected Bangladesh last May, during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
effect on the Bangladesh coast, it is unlikely the warnings will need to be intensified, he said.
The last severe storm experienced by Bangladesh was Cyclone Yaas, which hit the Urisha coast in May. Cyclone Amphan also affected Bangladesh last May, during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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