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Continue signal 1 for maritime ports: BMD office

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 12:40 PM, 7 January 2019   Updated: 12:40 PM, 7 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to continue signal number 1 (Rpt) as the cyclonic storm “PABUK” weakened into a Deep Depression over southeast Bay and adjoining east central Bay.

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) office issued weather bulletin on Monday in which it is said that the deep depression over southeast bay and adjoining east-Central bay moved northwards and weakened into a depression over the same area.

“It was centered at 9:00 am today (on Monday) about 1045 km south of Chattogram port, 960 km south of Cox’s Bazar port, 1105 km south-southeast of Mongla port and 1040 km south-southeast of Payra port,” the bulletin added.

It is likely to move further north or northeasterly direction and weaken gradually.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 kms of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain rough near the depression centre.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay 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.

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