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Maritime ports asked to lower cautionary signal

The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked to lower cautionary signal No 3, with the threat of a storm finally subsiding.

The weather office had earlier urged the maritime ports to hoist cautionary signal No 3 – which means a depression has formed and may affect the port later – in the wake of the formation of a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal.

But squally weather is unlikely over the North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, the Met office said in a special bulletin on Thursday.

However, all fishing boats and trawlers in the North Bay and the deep sea have been advised to proceed with caution till this evening, it added.

On Wednesday, the well-marked low-pressur area over northwestern Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas was likely to weaken gradually.

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