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Downpour disrupts civic life in ctg, asked to hoist signal 3
 
CHITTAGONG, April 9 (BSS)- The incessant light to heavy rainfall for last 24 hours caused disruption in civic life and businesses activities in Chittagong city.

The coastal regions of Chittagong were swept by a wind- driven surge by 2-3 feet above the normal tide, official sources said today.

The downpour accompanied by strong thunderbolt began Sunday and continued intermittently till this evening.

There was serious dislocation in normal public life, port
activities as well as all sorts of business activities due to
incessant rain.

The loading and unloading of bulk-cargoes in ships at the port was partially hampered due to heavy rainfall but other works are going normally, port secretary Sayed Farhad Uddin said.

Country's maritime ports have been advised to hoist cautionary signal No. 3 as deep convection is taking place over North Bay due to strong monsoon, in close succession of calamitous weather conditions this season.

District Met Office said, "Squally weather may affect North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh."

Meanwhile, the highest 46.8 mm rainfall was recorded in Chittagong in the 24 hours, said met office source.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla have
been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and "proceed with caution"
until further notice.

The Met office forecast further moderate to heavy rainfall in next twenty-four hours in Chittagong and some other parts of the country.

Transport problems in the moderate shower caused untold sufferings to the commuters. Rickshaw pullers and three wheelers were seen demanding excess fare from the commuters taking advantages of the bad weather and thin traffic.

However, the flight operation in Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport was normal.
 
 
 
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