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Cyclone Fani to intensify further

  • Published at 11:54 am April 29th, 2019
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The sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre

The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep distant warning signal no 2 hoisted for cyclone Fani.

The cyclonic storm Fani—over southeast bay and adjoining areas—moved North-northwestwards further over the same area.

It was centred about: 1,620km south of Chittagong port 1,545km south of Cox's Bazar port, 1,580 km south of Mongla port, and 1,550km south of Payra port at 6:00am on Monday.

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It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction, reports UNB.

When contacted, an official of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said: "The cyclone is proceeding towards Odisha. It is expected to hit Bangladesh by May 3-4.

 "The temperature, till then, will be between 40°C -40.5°C and lower. No rain is expected in the next two to three of days."

The maximum sustained wind speed within 54kms of the cyclone centre is about 62kph and rising up to 88kph in gusts/squalls. 

The sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and the deep sea have been advised to proceed with caution till further notice.