Cyclone Michaung: Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 2
Desk Report || risingbd.com
Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to lower distant cautionary signal number 1 and instead hoist distant warning signal 2 as the depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining area moved north-northwestwards and intensified into cyclonic storm " Michaung" over the same area.
A notification signed by meteorologist Md Omar Faruk confirmed the matter on Sunday morning (December 3).
It was centered at 06:00 am about 1575 km southwest of Chattogram port, 1525 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1450 km southwest of Mongla port, and 1450 km southwest of Payra port. It is likely to intensify further and move in northwesterly direction.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone center is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts/squalls. The sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the north Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.