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Depression in SW Bay: Maritime ports asked to be vigilant

Climate 2022-03-05, 1:16pm

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Cautionary signal for Bangladesh's maritime ports



Dhaka, Mar 5 -- With a depression over the southwest Bay and adjoining areas intensifying, the maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to stay vigilant.

In fact, the depression over the southwest Bay and adjoining areas moved north- northwestwards and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred over the same area at 6am on Saturday.

It was centred about 1,615km of south-southwest of Chattogram port, 1,565km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1,495km south-southwest of Mongla port and 1,495km south-southwest of Payra port, the Met office said in a special bulletin.

It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction, it said.

Maximum sustained wind speed is within 48 kms of the deep depression centre. Sea will remain moderate near the deep depression centre, according to the Met office.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the north bay and deep sea have been advised to proceed with caution. - UNB