Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 1

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Monday asked the maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra to hoist distant cautionary signal one due to depression over the West-Central Bay.


The depression over West-Central Bay and adjoining East-Central bay moved West-Northwestwards over the same area and was centered at 6am on Monday about 1086 km Southwest of Chattogram port, 1046km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 941km Southwest of Mongla port and 951 km Southwest of Payra port, said a Met office bulletin.


It is likely to intensify further and move in a West/Northwesterly direction.


Maximum sustained wind speed within 44kms of the depression centre is about 40kph rising to 50kph in gusts/squalls.


Sea will remain moderate near the depression centre


It advised all fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.


Source: United News of Bangladesh