Cyclone ‘Gulab’ over Bay; Signal no 2 for maritime ports...

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Cyclone ‘Gulab’ over Bay; Signal no 2 for maritime ports

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:52 AM, 26 September 2021   Updated: 07:05 PM, 26 September 2021

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Sunday said the cyclonic storm 'Gulab' over northwest Bay and adjoining west-central bay moved westwards, now lies over the same area.

The cyclonic storm was centred at 06:00 am today about 665 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 630 kms southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 525 kms south of Mongla port and 530 kms south of Payra port, the BMD said adding that it is likely to move in a west-northwesterly direction further.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kmh in gusts pr squalls. Se will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal number two.

All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.