Cyclone ‘Jawad’ moving towards coasts
News Desk || risingbd.com
The cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ over the west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas is moving towards coasts.
Around 9am on Saturday, the storm was centred about 1,030 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 995 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 885 kms south-southwest of Mongla port and 895 kms south-southwest of Payra port.
It is likely to move in a north-northwesterly direction, the weather department said.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the cyclone centre is about 62 kmph rising to 88 kmph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre, according to the weather bulletin.
The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra in Bangladesh have been advised to hoist at the mast local cautionary signal two.
All fishing boats and trawlers have been advised not to venture into the deep sea.