Cyclonic Storm “FANI” lies over Southeast Bay
Published: 12:46 PM, 28 April 2019 Updated: 12:58 PM, 28 April 2019
The Deep Depression over Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining South Bay moved northwestwards intensified into a cyclonic storm “FANI” (pronunciation ‘Foni’) and now lies over Southeast Bay and adjoining area, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Sunday.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction, said the Met Office adding that a trough of westerly low lies over West Bengal & adjoining area.
Over the issue, maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal no two.
All fishing boats and trawlers in the 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.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a major cyclonic storm warning which is likely to affect parts of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and the Lakshadweep Islands between April 28 to May 1.
Deputy Director General S Balachandran of the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said, “Today there was deep depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal. It intensified into a cyclonic storm, it is lying at 1250 km southeast of Chennai and expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and move northwest towards south Andhra Pradesh by April 30.”