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Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

The depression over west-central bay and adjoining area moved north-northwestwards and now lies over the same area.

It was centred at 12 noon today about 1035 kms westsouthwest of Chittagong port, 995 kms west-southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 885 kms southwest of Mongla port and 895 kms southwest of Payra port, a Met Office special weather bulletin said.

It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction. Under its influence deep convection is continuing over North Bay.

Squally weather may affect the maritime ports and coastal areas of Bangladesh. Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 kms of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts or squalls.

Sea will remain moderate near the depression centre. Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no. three (r) three.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)