Cyclone 'Mandaus' : Signal No. 2 in four ports

A deep depression formed over Southeast Bay of Bengal has reached the adjoining area of ​​Southwest Bay of Bengal and has developed into Cyclone 'Mandaus'. Due to which Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been asked to show remote warning signal number 2.

Cyclone 'Mandaus' : Signal No. 2 in four ports

On Thursday (December 8) morning, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department's Special Notice No. 5 said that Cyclone Mandaus, which is located in the southwest Bay of Bengal and adjacent areas, is moving towards the west and northwest and is staying in the same area. It was 1,650 km southwest of Chittagong sea port, 1,590 km southwest of Cox's Bazar sea port, 1,565 km southwest of Mongla sea port and 1,550 km southwest of Payra sea port at 6 am. It may move further west and north-west.

Maximum sustained wind speed is 62 km/h within 54 km of the cyclone center, increasing to 88 km/h in gusts. The sea is very rough in the vicinity of the cyclone center.

All fishing boats and trawlers operating in North Bay of Bengal and deep sea have been asked to approach the coast with caution. The Meteorological Department has also asked them not to venture into the deep sea.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department said that due to the impact of the cyclone, a warning has been issued in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh. By the time it makes landfall on Friday (December 9) morning, Mandaus is expected to reach gusts of 70 to 90 kmph and maximum gusts of up to 100 kmph. The impact of this cyclone will continue till Saturday-Sunday.