Cyclonic Storm Titli over the west-central Bay of Bengal (Photo: NDMA India) Very Rough Sea Condition prevails over South East & East Central Bay of Bengal due to 'TITLI' (Twitter@IndiaCoastGuard)
The cyclonic storm “TITLI” over West-central Bay and adjoining East-central Bay moved northwestwards, intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and then intensified into a severe cyclonic storm with a core of hurricane wind over West-central Bay and adjoining northwest Bay.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction and may cross the Odisha-Andhra coast of India near Gopalpur by this morning, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s weather forecast.
Director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department Shamsuddin Ahmed said: “The storm is still intensifying and it is likely to move India over South Odisha by today and it can hit the Sundarbans area of Bangladesh on Thursday (today) after weakening from the Indian coast.”
The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisting local cautionary signal number four.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.
Forecast: Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, Dhaka and Chattogram divisions and at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country.