The maritime ports in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local warning signal No 4 instead of 2 as cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ over west-central bay and adjoining southwest bay moved slightly north-northeastwards over the same area.
It was centred at 12:00 noon (the 19th may 2016) about 1365 kms southwest of Chittagong port, 1335 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1185 kms southwest of Mongla Port and 1215 kms southwest of Payra port, said a Met Office bulletin.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northeasterly direction, the bulletin said.
The maximum sustained wind speed within 54 kms of the storm centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts/squalls. The sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast so that they can take shelter within a short notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea, agencies report.