Boats and trawlers in the North Bay have been advised to stay close to the coast until further notice
The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra in Bangladesh have been advised to hoist at the mast local cautionary signal three to alert vessels of a possible squall.
The weather office's advisory for cautionary signal number three -- which means that a depression has formed and may affect the ports later -- following in the wake of a well-marked low lying over Northwest Bay and adjoining Bangladesh-West Bengal coast.
Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay and the adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, the Met Office said in a bulletin on Wednesday morning.
All boats and trawlers in the North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice, it added.