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Ports advised to hoist cautionary signal no. 2


The deep depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm Mandous.

It was centred at about 1665 km southwest of Chattogram port, 1000 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1500 km southwest of Mongla port and 1500 km southwest of Payra port on Wednesday night. It is likely to intensify further and move in a west-northwesterly direction.

Met office issued a press release signed by meteorologist Khandakar Hafizur Rahman on Thursday morning.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the deep depression centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts or squalls
The sea will remain rough near the deep depression centre.

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep distant cautionary signal number two hoisted.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the north Bay and deep sea have been advised to come close to the coast, proceed with caution and not to venture into the deep sea.


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