Staff Correspondent: Cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ over Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved Northwestwards and now lies over the same area.
It was centered at noon yesterdayabout 1205 Kms South-Southwest of Chattogram port, 1125 kms South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1185 kms South of Mongla port and 1145 kms South of Payra port, said a Met office bulletin .
It is likely to intensify further and move in a Northwesterly direction, it said. Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 Kms of the cyclonic storm centre is about 62 Kph rising to 88 Kph in gusts or squalls.
Sea will remain very rough near the cyclonic center.
Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal No 2. All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution. They are also advised no to venture into the deep sea.
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