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Deep Depression over Bay of Bengal is likely intensify further: BMD

The deep depression over Bay of Bengala is likely to intensify and move North-Eastwards further. In a Special Weather Bulletin on Saturday morning, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the Deep Depression over East-Central bay and adjoining West-Central bay moved North-NorthEastwards over the same area.

It was centred at 09 am (BST) on Saturday was about 565 kms Southwest of Chattogram port, 495 kms Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 540 kms South of Mongla port and 490 kms South of Payra port. It is likely to intensify and move North-Eastwards further.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 48 kms of the deep depression centre is about 50 kph rising to 60 kph in gusts or squalls.

Sea will remain rough near the deep depression centre. Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signals no one.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea 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.

By Navalsang Parmar (Dhaka)

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