Dhaka, May 1 : Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local warning signal No 4 as the extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' over the West-central Bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further over the same area.
The storm was centred at 1200 hrs (local time) on Wednesday about 1,235 km southwest of Chattogram Port, 1,190 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar Port, 1,095 km southwest of Mongla Port and 1,100 km southwest of Payra Port, said a special weather bulletin Wednesday afternoon. It is likely to intensify further and move in a north or northwesterly direction. Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 kms of the storm centre is about 160 kph, rising to 180 kph in gusts or squalls, the bulletin said, adding that sea will remain very high near the cyclone centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers on the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution so that they can take shelter within short notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea. (UNI)