DHAKA: Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as cyclonic Storm 'BulBul' lies over East Central Bay and adjoining area.
The cyclonic storm Bulbul over East-Central Bay of Bengal moved slightly north-northwestwards with maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre and lay centred about 865 km south-southwest of chattogram port, 795 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 830 km south of Mongla port and 790 km south of Payra port, met office said on Thursday.
The sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre, the Met Office added.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain very close to the coast and proceed with caution so that they can take shelter within a short notice.
They have also been advised not to venture into the deep sea.
According to Indian media, Cyclone Bulbul is likely to recurve and hit the Sunderbans between Sagar Island in India and Khepupara in Bangladesh on Sunday morning, according to Met department. After cyclone Aila, this is the first major cyclone to hit the Sunderbans in 10 years.
It was centred over West-Central and adjoining East-Central Bay of Bengal, about 560 km South-Southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 680 km South-Southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 740 km South-Southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh.
BDST: 1001 HRS, NOV 8, 2019