The cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ over Southeast Bay and adjoining area has moved northwestwards and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over West central Bay and adjoining area. It now lies over West Central Bay and adjoining area.
It is likely to move in a northwesterly direction, according to the weather bulletin.
The sea has remained rough. All fishing boats, trawlers and lighter vessels over the North Bay and deep sea have already taken shelter.
Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal No 2.
The rainfall in the last 24 hours till 6pm on Monday was recorded 12.8mm in Chattogram.
Vice-President of Chattogram Lighter Vessels Workers Union Nabi Alam said the sea has remained rough. All lighter vessels have already taken shelter at the Karnaphuli river and Patenga beach.