A tropical depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal and is forecast to pose as Cyclone ‘Nada’.
It may causes flooding in Bangladesh and parts of eastern India, according to Weathers satellites.
Infrared satellite imagery shows deep thunderstorms near a low-level center of circulation about 350 miles, reports weather.com.
Cyclone Nada is recommended by Oman to World Meteorological Organisation.
The depression over the west-central bay and adjoining area moved northwestward over the same area and it was centered at 12:00am today about 1125 kms southwest of Chittagong port, 1075 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1005 kms southwest of Mongla port and 1000 kms southwest of Payra port., said a Met office special bulletin.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction. Under its influence, deep convection is taking place over the north bay. Squally weather may affect the maritime ports and coastal areas of Bangladesh.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 kms of the depression centre is about 40 kph rising to 50 kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain moderate near the depression centre.
Light to moderate rainfall activity over the country from yesterday evening may also see some heavy to very heavy showers till November 6.
Maritime ports asked to hoist signal No 3
The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal No 3 as a deep convection is moving over the north bay.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the north bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They have also been advised not to venture into the deep sea.