‘Amphan’ intensified into very severe cyclonic storm
Severe cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ over the southeast bay and adjoining southwest bay moved slightly northwards and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm over the same area, according to the latest bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department .
As ‘Amphan’ came closer to Bangladesh coast by Sunday night, BMD has advised maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s bazar, Mongla and Payra to keep hoisted local warning signal no. four (4) four.
At 9 pm, it was centred about 1285 km south-southwest of Chattogram port, 1220 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1210 km south-southwest of Mongla port and 1190 km south-southwest of Payra port.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction, the bulletin added.
The maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the storm center is about 110 km per hour, rising to 130 km per hour. Sea will remain very high near the cyclone centre.
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.