The Meteorological Department on Saturday (October 22) asked the maritime ports to hoist distant cautionary signal No. 1 after a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.
The low pressure area over Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast Bay intensified into a well marked low over the same area. It is likely to intensify into a Depression over east-central Bay and adjoining southeast Bay and North Andaman Sea (LAT. 13.0 degree N, Long. 91.5 degree E) and was centered at 12:00 noon.
In a special weather bulletin on Saturday, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea. All kinds of fishing boats and trawlers have been advised to come close to the coast.
The low is likely to intensify further into a cyclone. If it happens it will be named 'Shitrang'.