There is a risk of a lightening near the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. In early December it could turn from a depression to a cyclone. It can reach the coast of Odisha in India. The Khulna-Satkhira region may be affected by the cyclone.
Meanwhile, winter has intensified in most parts of the country, including the capital. From Saturday morning, the temperature in Srimangal of Moulvibazar moved closer to the cold wave. However, the weather forecast says that the temperature may change in the next couple of days.
The meteorological department said that although the temperature started declining rapidly for four days, it may rise again in the next two days. The situation has become like creating light pressure in the Bay of Bengal. If the light pressure turns to low pressure, the amount of clouds in the sky may increase. The depression could turn into a cyclone Java between 3 and 4 December. The name was given to meteorologists in Saudi Arabia.
Omar Farooq, a meteorologist at the Meteorological Department, told Prothom Alo that using various mathematical models of weather, they are speculating that once the light pressure is created, it could quickly turn into a cyclone. However, it will take one or two more days to be 100% sure whether it will turn into a cyclone or not. According to the forecasts received so far, it is more likely to hit the Odisha coast of India.
Meanwhile, as winter continues to grow, dew in the morning and fog at night have started to increase in most parts of the country. Fog is especially prevalent in riverine areas. As the temperature in major cities, including the capital, began to drop, city dwellers began to go out wearing winter clothes. At present, winter is more severe in Northern and Sylhet divisions.
Meanwhile, with the onset of winter season, air quality in most cities of the country, including the capital, is getting worse every day. Dust, smoke and fog are now prevailing in the cities. In the evening, normal visibility is covered in most parts of the cities.
According to Air Visual, an international body that monitors air quality in the world, the air in Dhaka is still very unhealthy. The city was ranked third among the top 100 cities in the world in terms of air quality.
According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, the lowest temperature in the country today was 12.4 degrees Celsius in Srimangal. Temperatures in most parts of Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions have dropped below 15 degrees Celsius. Chuadanga and Jessore have similar temperatures. The temperature in the capital dropped by one and a half degree Celsius today and stood at 16.5 degrees.
Cyclone Ampan hit the country’s coastal areas on May 20 last year. Khulna was one of the affected coastal districts. According to the Khulna District Office of the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), 5,200 tubewells and 55,000 toilets were damaged in Ampan.
DPHH is responsible for the maintenance of water and sanitation in all parts of the country except the City Corporation. Akmal Hossain, executive engineer of Khulna district of the company , told Prothom Alo that Dakop and Batiaghata upazilas are most affected by cyclones or other natural calamities. The water and toilet facilities in these areas are weak. So these are destroyed only in case of any natural calamity. Now the region is facing more disasters due to climate change.
Meanwhile, World Toilet Day is being celebrated on Friday in various programs. This year’s theme is ‘Toilet Value: Where Are We?