Seaports asked to hoist distant signal no.2



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Dhaka: Cyclone 'Gulab', which now locates in the North West Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal, has moved further west. As a result, Chattogram, Cox's Bazaar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to hoist the number two remote warning signal again.

This information was given by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department in a special weather bulletin (Serial No. 3) on Sunday (September 26) morning.

According to the special bulletin, cyclone 'Gulab' is now locating 850 km southwest of Chattogram seaport, 630 km southwest of Cox's Bazaar seaport, 525 km south of Mongla seaport and 530 km south of Payra seaport. It may move further South -West.

It further said that the maximum continuous wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone center is 72 km per hour which is increasing up to 60 km in the form of gusts or gusty winds. The sea is very rough near the center of the cyclone. Chattogram, Cox's Bazaar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to hoist the number two remote warning signal again.

Fishing boats and trawlers stationed in the North Bay have been asked to proceed cautiously from near the coast until further notice. At the same time, the Meteorological Department has banned them from roaming in the deep sea.