Published:  09:38 AM, 19 July 2017

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three.

The depression over west central bay and adjoining northwest bay off Odisha coast moved northwestwards and crossed Odisha coast near Puri at 3:00 am on Wednesday.

It now lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining area as a land depression. It is likely to move in a northwesterly direction further and weaken gradually, said a special bulletin of Met office.

Under its influence steep pressure gradient persist over North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Squally weather may affect the maritime ports and coastal areas of Bangladesh.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.

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