Depression in September, cyclone ‘Gati’ in October

Depression in September, cyclone ‘Gati’ in October


Published: 11:38 1 September 2020   Updated: 11:52 1 September 2020

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Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted that one or two depressions are likely to form in September. However, no depression will intensify into a cyclone. The trend of normal rainfall may continue this month as well. Though normal rainfall activity is likely to occur in October, there is a prediction of two depressions. One of the two depression is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm.  

If a storm forms over the Bay of Bengal or the Indian Ocean or the Arabian Sea in October, it will be named 'Gati', given by India. 

Director of the Meteorological Department Samsuddin Ahmed told the media that the rainfall activity will be normal as the south-west monsoon winds will leave Bangladesh by the first half of October. However, one to two depressions may form over the Bay of Bengal that month, at least one of which may turn into a cyclone.  

Meanwhile, two cyclones have formed over the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea this year. On May 20, supersyclone Amphan hit the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal. Later on June 3, the cosmos formed in the Arabian Sea hit India's state of Maharashtra. Maharashtra, Gujarat suffered a lot of damage.   

The Met Office predicted that there is no possibility of heavy rain at the beginning of this month. However, the heatwave is likely to sweep over the country. The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across the central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay. Monsoon is fairly
active over Bangladesh and weak to moderate over North Bay. 

The BMD also forecasted that light to moderate rain or thunder showers is likely to occur at many places over the country in the next 24 hours ending at 9:00 am tomorrow. 

"Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Barishal, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country," said a Met Office release issued this morning. 

Maximum rainfall in the country for the last 24 hours till 6:00 am today was recorded 55 milimeters (mm) in Sylhet. Country's maximum temperature was recorded yesterday 36.2 degrees Celsius at Mongla and the minimum temperature today 24.6 degrees Celsius at Chuadanga in Khulna division.