Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ to intensify further

Met office issues signal no 3 for maritime ports
Met office issues signal no 3 for maritime ports

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal no two as the cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over Southeast Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay and West central bay remained practically stationary over the same area.

It was centred at 6:00am on Tuesday about 1205km Southwest of Chattogram port, 1140km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1130km southwest of Mongla port and 1110Km Southwest of Payra port, said a met office bulletin.

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.