Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to continue hoisting local cautionary signal number two (Rpt) as the cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ lies over Southeast Bay, adjoining Southwest Bay and West central Bay.
“The cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over Southeast Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay and West central Bay remained over the same area… It was centered at 12 noon today about 1205 Km Southwest Of Chattogram port, 1140 Km Southwest Of Cox’s Bazar port, 1130 Km Southwest of Mongla port and 1110 Km Southwest of Payra port,” said a met office warning message here today.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a west-southwesterly direction.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre, it added.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.