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Cyclone brews over Bay of Bengal

  • Published at 09:25 pm May 16th, 2020
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Cyclone brews over Bay of Bengal 16.05.2020 Windy

Met office says it may reach coast by May 19

The Met office has issued an alert as a depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression and could possibly turn into a cyclone.

Bangladesh’s four maritime ports have been advised to hoist cautionary signal No. 1. 

The low pressure system over the Bay in the southeast is moving west-northwestward, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

According to a special weather bulletin, it was centered at about 1,355km south-southwest of Chittagong port; 1,290km south-southwest of Cox’s bazar port; 1,295km south-southwest of Mongla and 1,270km south-southwest of Payra ports as of 6pm yesterday.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 48kms of the deep depression centre was about 50kph which was assumed to surge to 60kph in gusts, making the sea rough near the centre, it said.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the Bay in the north have been asked not to venture into the deep sea.

In the 24-hour online bulletin commencing at 6pm yesterday, the Met office forecast that the deep depression might intensify further and move in a north-westerly direction. 

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) forecast that the deep depression could turn into a cyclone by Saturday night. 

A senior BMD meteorologist told the media that the deep depression was advancing by 10-20 km and could reach the coast of Bangladesh by May 19 or a day later.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the storm may move northwestwards initially till Sunday and then re-curve north-northeast wards of the Bay between May 18 and 20.

The Indian weather agency also forecast “adverse weather” along and off the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal for the next five to six days, with the Indian state of Odisha already putting its 12 coastal districts on alert.

CNN feared that the storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal is likely to be a significant one for India and Bangladesh this week.

When this cyclonic storm forms, it will be the first of the year for the Northern Indian Ocean and is named Amphan, says the US media outlet.

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