All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast
Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three as the depression over east-central Bay and adjoining area moved west- northwestwards and lies over the west-central Bay and adjoining area.
It was centered at 9am on Thursday about 700 km southwest of Chittagong port, 655 km southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 580 km south-southwest of Mongla port and 575 km south-southwest of Payra port, according to a weather bulletin issued by Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesternly direction. Under its influence steep pressure gradient persists over North Bay and adjoining area.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 km of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts/squalls.
The sea will remain moderate near the depression centre. Stormy weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.
All fishing boats and trawlers over 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, the bulletin said.