Severe cyclonic storm Asani over west central Bay and adjoining southeast Bay moved North-Westwards and now lies over west central Bay and adjoining area.
It was centred at 6 am on Monday about 1,085km South-Southwest of Chittagong port, 1,020km South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1,020km South-Southwest of Mongla port and 995km South-Southwest of Payra port, said a Met office bulletin, reports UNB.
It is likely move in a Northwesterly direction, it said.
Asani is likely to reach Westcentral and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast in India on Tuesday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
There is a possibility that the storm might later move over Satkhira area.
If realised, Cyclone Asani could trace a similar path like Cyclone Jawad that developed in the Bay of Bengal and swerved past close to south Odisha in December last year.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 64Km of the severe cyclonic storm centre is about 89Kph rising to 117Kph in gusts or squalls.
Sea will remain high near the severe cyclonic centre.
Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal No 2.
Distant Warning Signal No 2 means a storm has formed with a wind speed of 62-88 km/hour in the distant deep sea. Ships may fall into danger if they leave harbour.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution. They are also advised no to venture into the deep sea.