The deep depression over Southwest Bay and adjoining Southeast Bay moved west-northwestwards and intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Mandous’ over Southwest Bay, and adjoining area.
The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal no two, said a special weather bulletin.
The cyclonic storm was centred at 6:00 am today (Thursday) about 1650 Km Southwest of Chattogram port, 1590- km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1565 km Southwest of Mongla port and 1550 km Southwest of Payra port. It is likely to move in a West-Northwesterly direction.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution. They were also advised not to venture in the deep sea.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the eye of the cyclone, reports UNB.
However, according to the latest bulletin of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) the wind speed at Dhaka is 8-12 kph directed North/North-easterly and the weather may remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky over the country.