The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal No 4 as the cyclonic storm ‘Titli’, over the West-central Bay and adjoining area moved north-northwestwards.
It was centring at 6 am on Wednesday about 945 kms southwest of Chittagong port, 900 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 815 kms south-southwest of Mongla port and 815 kms south-southwest of Payra port, said a Met office special bulletin.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a north/northwesterly direction.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 64 kms of the severe cyclone centre is about 90 kph rising upto 110 kph in gusts/squalls.
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 in shelter till further notice.