Depression turns into Cyclone ‘Yaas’; Distance warning signal 2 issued
Published: 11:39 AM, 24 May 2021 Updated: 02:50 PM, 24 May 2021
The deep depression in the East-Central Bay of Bengal and its surrounding areas has intensified and turned to Cyclone Yaas. Besides, seaports have been asked to hoist cautionary signal No. 2
A press release from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) informed this on Monday.
At 6 am on Monday, the cyclone was located 675 km South-Southwest of Chattogram seaport, 605 km South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 650 km South of Mongla seaport and 605 km South of Payra seaport at 12:00 pm on Sunday, the press release said, adding “it may intensify into a deep depression and move to North-Northwest”.
The maximum wind speed within 54 km of the center of the cyclone is 62 kmph which is increasing up to 88 kmph in the form of gusts or gusty winds. The sea is rough near the center of the cyclone.
The seaports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked to lower the cautionary signal No. 1 and display to hoist distance warning signal No. 2.
Besides, all fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay and the deep sea have been asked to proceed safely towards shelters until further notice. At the same time, they are forbidden to roam in the deep sea.