Deep depression over Westcentral Bay

16 Nov 2023 / Bangladesh

The depression over Westcentral Bay and adjoining area moved northeastwards, intensified into a deep depression and now lies over the same area (near Lat. 17.3 deg. N, Lon. 86.7 deg. E) and was centred at 6am today (16 November) about 785km southwest of Chattogram Port, 745km southwest of Cox’s Bazar Port, 655km southwest of Payra Port. It is likely to intensify and move northeastwards further.

Under its influence, deep convection is taking place over North Bay. Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 48km of the deep depression centre is about 50kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain moderate near the deep depression centre.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Payra & Mongla have been advised to keep hoisted Cautionary Signal No. Three(3).

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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Source: Bangladesh Meteorological Department Special Weather Bulletin, SL No.4 (Four) dated 16 November 2023

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