Cautionary signal for ports, cyclone ‘Gati’ approaching
Published: 02:35 PM, 11 October 2020 Updated: 03:29 PM, 11 October 2020
The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra are advised to hoist distant cautionary signal number one after a low over East-central Bay and adjoining North Andaman Sea intensify into a depression.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department issued a warning message in this regard on Sunday.
"The well-marked low over East-central Bay and adjoining North Andaman Sea moved west northwestwards and intensify into a depression and lies over east-central Bay and adjoining west-central Bay at 06 AM on Sunday. It is likely to intensify further and move in a west-northwesterly direction," the Met Office said.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 km of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain moderate near depression centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised not to come close to the coast and proceed with caution. They are also All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised not to venture into the deep sea.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the depression in the East-Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclone. It is likely to intensify further and to hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh in India on Monday morning. However, if the track is changed, the storm may hit the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Under the influence of the cyclone, heavy rainfall may occur.