|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 16:58:25 | Updated : 15 Apr 2017, 17:06:42|
Depression forms over Bay
FE Online Desk
A depression has formed over the Bay of Bengal, amid a hot and humid weather across the country.
The Met office advised all fishing boats and trawlers over the north Bay not to sail into the deep sea, which remains rough.
Maritime ports have been asked to hoist ‘distant cautionary signal No. 1’.
There was a “well-marked low” over the southeast Bay and adjoining areas that now intensified into a depression.
“It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northeasterly direction,” Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in a special weather bulletin on Saturday.
The depression was centred at 9am on Saturday about 1,210km south-southwest of Chittagong Port, 1,140km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1,175km south-southwest of Mongla port and 1,140km south-southwest of Payra port.
“Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 kms of the depression centre is about 40kph, rising to 50kph in gusts or squalls,” the Met forecast said.