Maritime ports advised to hoist local cautionary signal no. 3

DHAKA The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar,

Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal

no. three as cyclonic storm bulbul is likely to intensify further and move

in a north-northwesterly direction.

Under the peripheral influence of cyclonic storm gusty/squally weather may

affect the maritime ports, North Bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh, said a

Met office special weather bulletin.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been

advised to keep very close to the coast and proceed with caution so that they

can take shelter within a short notice. They are also advised not to venture

into the deep sea.

The cyclonic storm bulbul over east-central bay and adjoining area moved

slightly north-northwestwards over the same area and was centred at 12 noon

today about 865 km south-southwest of Chattogram port, 795 km south-southwest

of Cox's Bazar port, 830 km south of Mongla Port and 790 km south of Payra

Port.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre is about

62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts/squalls.

Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)