Dhaka – The authorities have warned all maritime ports and fishing boats as a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal was heading towards southeastern coast of Bangladesh, officials said on Monday.
A special weather bulletin said the cyclonic storm, Mora, was less than 450 kilometers away from Bangladesh’s southernmost district of Cox’s Bazar in the morning.
The storm having wind speed of 62 to 88 kilometers per hour within 54 kilometers of its center is likely to cross Bangladesh coast through Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong, the country’s main port city, by Tuesday morning, according to the bulletin.
Shamsuddin Ahmed, a director of the meteorological department, said the cyclone is likely to intensify further and move towards the coast of Bangladesh.
The department asked all fishing boats and trawlers in the Bay of Bengal to remain in shelter till further notice.
Low-laying areas in the coastal districts and offshore islands are likely to experience water surge of nearly two meters, according to a special weather bulletin.
Heavy rain is likely to batter all parts of Bangladesh due to the influence of the storm, said the bulletin adding that the most of the coastal districts will experience stormy weather for a day.