Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal No 2 as the cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over Southwest bay and adjoining Southeast bay and central bay moved slightly West-Northwestwrads over the same area.
It was centred at 06 am on Wednesday about 1260km Southwest of Chattogram port, 1205km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1165km Southwest of Mongla port and 1150km Southwest of Payra port, said a special bulletin of Met office.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a west-southwesterly direction.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54km of the cyclone centre is about 62kph rising to 88kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.
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.