by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka;
Bangladesh has warned its maritime ports and fishing boats already ventured into the Bay of Bengal over a potential tropical storm was brewing in the sea, officials said on Saturday.
Bangladesh’s Meteorological Department in a statement issued the distance warming a low-pressure was formed in the bay. The low is likely to be developed into a depression and eventually be turned into a cyclone later this month, according to the met office.
The cyclone, to be named Yaas, is likely to lash the coasts of Indian state of Odisha and We4st Bengal and parts of Bangladesh on May 26, meteorologists said.
The met office in a special weather bulletin urged the maritime ports and the fishing boats to remain cautious. It advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea and urged the fishing boats already in the deep sea to return to the shore by Sunday.
Bangladesh’s Ministry of Disaster Management in a meeting alerted the administrations in the coastal districts to prepare cyclone shelters taking the Covid-19 situation into consideration.
Disaster Management Minister Enamur Rahman said the process of the preparation was on.
In neighbouring India, the government of Odisha issued a high alert in the coastal district. Parts of Odisha has been facing downpour because of the influence of the storm.
Parts of Bangladesh has been facing a mild to moderate heat-wave. The warm wearther is sweeping over Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the districts of Sitakundu, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni and Srimangal. The heat-wave may continue further, according to the met office.