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The severe cyclonic storm Fani will hit Bangladesh tomorrow, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in its updated forecast this morning.

Khulna and adjacent districts are expected to witness the effects of Fani from tomorrow morning. By evening, the cyclone will reach southwestern districts.

Officials of the Met Office told The Daily Star this morning that Fani might arrive with wind speed from 150-180km per hour while crossing Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, the signal at Mongla and Payra ports have been raised to danger level 7. Chattogram port has been asked to hoist danger signal 6.

The projected track of severe cyclonic storm Fani updated on the morning of May 2, 2019. Photo: Indian Meteorological Department


Danger signal no. 7 has been hoisted across the coastal lines of Patuakhali, Bhola, Borguna, Barishal, Pirojpur Jhalakathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, and Satkhira.

Danger signal no. 6 has been hoisted across Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, said an updated cyclone warning of this morning.

The port of Cox’s Bazar has been asked to keep local warning signal no. 4.

Coastal districts of Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Barguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, and Satkhira are likely to be inundated by surging tides of up to five-feet high.

Read more from the source: The Daily Star