Maritime ports in Bangladesh asked to hoist signal No 2

Dhaka, May 24 :  The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal number two on Monday following the depression over the Southeast Bay and adjoining Andaman Sea.The depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining area moved west-north-westwards and intensified into a deep depression over the same area.
In a special weather bulletin, the Met Office said the depression is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm and move towards a north-north-westerly direction.
At 12 am today, it was about 700 kms south-southwest of Chattogram port, 625 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 695 km south of Mongla port and 645 km south of Payra port.
The maximum sustained wind speed within 48 kms of the deep depression centre is about 50 KPH rising to 60 KPH in gusts or squalls, the bulletin said.
The sea will remain rough near the depression centre.
All the fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution. They were also advised not to venture into the deep sea, reports UNB.