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Depression over Bay likely to turn into severe cyclonic storm

UNB . Dhaka
25 May 2024 10:11:38 | Update: 25 May 2024 15:01:52
Depression over Bay likely to turn into severe cyclonic storm
— Courtesy/Windy

The Depression that lies over central Bay of Bengal may intensify into a ‘cyclonic storm’ by Saturday morning and intensify into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ by night.

Continuing to move nearly northwards, it is very likely to cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara around May 26 midnight as a severe cyclonic storm, said a special bulletin of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

In a bulletin on Saturday morning, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said the deep depression over East-central bay and adjoining West-central bay moved north-northeastwards over the same area.

It was centred at 09 am today is about 565 kms Southwest of Chattogram port, 495 kms Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 540 kms South of Mongla port and 490 kms South of Payra port.

It is likely to intensify and move northeastwards further.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 48 kms of the deep depression centre is about 50 kph rising to 60 kph in gusts or squalls.

Sea will remain rough near the deep depression centre.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signals no one.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.

They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.