Dhaka (Channel TT): The winds have already started blowing in Khulna, Jessore, Barguna, Patuakhali and Barisal due to the strong cyclone Amphan. It started crossing the Sundarbans in Bangladesh from 4 pm on Wednesday. Amphan will cross the coast by 8 pm.
Within 75 km of the cyclone center, the maximum continuous wind speed is 160 km per hour, which is increasing up to 200 km in the form of gusts or gusty winds. During cyclones, winds of 140 to 160 kmph can blow in these areas.
The four seaports and their outlying islands and chars, especially the islands and lowlands near Payra and Mongla, are likely to be flooded at a height of 10 to 15 feet above the normal tide. Heavy to very heavy rains are also expected in these areas and in remote islands and chars during the cyclone.
According to the meteorological office, Mongla and Payra seaports have been shown danger signal number 10 and Cox's Bazar and Chittagong seaports have been shown danger signal number 9. Many people are staying near Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports. I will tell them, there is still time for you to go to safe shelter. Otherwise, there is a risk of danger.
A meteorologist shared the information live on the official Facebook page of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department after 4pm on Wednesday (May 20).
It was reported at the time that Hurricane Amphan would begin crossing the coast shortly. Maybe it will start crossing the coast between 4pm and 8pm. From satellite images we can see that the cyclone has started crossing the coast. Mongla and Payra seaports are the closest to the cyclone. The seaports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar are quite far away. Due to the impact of the cyclone, Khulna and its adjoining areas, Khulna, Jessore, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barisal - the winds have already started blowing in these areas. It will soon move to areas near the coast of Bangladesh. Radar images near Sea Island show that it is located near Sea Island. In other words, the eye of the cyclone has started to pass through the area near Sagar Island, leaving the Sundarbans of Bangladesh to the east.