The forefront of cyclone ‘Sitrang’ hit the coastal region of Bangladesh on Monday (October 24) evening with stormy wind and incessant rainfall.
The meteorological department confirmed the matter saying the centre of the powerful cyclone will make landfall at Barishal and Chattogram coasts at the dead of the night.
Mongla and Payra sea ports, Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalakathi, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barishal, Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar have already been asked to hoist signal No. 7.
Meteorologist Md Monowar Hossain said the forefront of the cyclone hit the coast this evening. The centre of the cyclone will ravage Chattogram and Barishal coasts via Kepupara in Patuakhali on Monday midnight.
He said the force of Sitrang will decrease steadily early on Tuesday.
Due to its influence, rainfall will occur in the coastal and other regions, the official added.