The tropical cyclone ‘Mahasen’ over southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining areas moved slightly northwards at 9am Saturday.
The cyclonic storm originated 1700 kilometers South Southwest of Chittagong port, 1610 kilometers South Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port and 1705 kilometers South Southeast of Mogla port.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction. Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kilometers of the storm centre is about 62 kilometers per hour rising to 88 kilometers per hour in Gusts and squalls, a release from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said.
Sea will remain very rough near the system centre. Steep pressure gradient lies over North Bay. Under its influence squally weather mat affect North Bay, adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh and the maritime ports.
Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Mongla have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three. All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast, proceed with caution and not venture into the deep sea till further notice.