Maritime Ports Asked To Hoist Local Cautionary Signal 3

Desk Report

Published: 16 Nov 2023, 12:05 pm

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep local cautionary signal 3 hoisted as the depression over the west-central Bay and adjoining area moved north-east and intensified into a deep depression.

It was centered at 6:00am Thursday (November 16) about 785 km southwest of Chattogram port, 745 km southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 655 km southwest of Mongla port and 655 km southwest of Payra port, said a Met office bulletin.

It is likely to intensify and further move towards the north-east direction. Under its influence deep convection is taking place over north Bay.

Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, north Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

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

The sea will remain moderate near the deep depression center.

All fishing boats and trawlers in north Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They were also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

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