Maritime ports advised to lower signal

A ship operates in the Bay of BengalUNB

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to lower signal as cyclone Mocha completed landfall on Sunday and squally weather is unlikely over the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh, reports news agency UNB.

All fishing boats and trawlers were, however, advised to stay near the coast and proceed with caution until evening, said a bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Tuesday.

Very severe cyclonic storm Mocha moved North-Northeastwards and completed crossing Bangladesh-Myanmar coast at 6:00 pm on Sunday, weakening into a deep land depression near Sittwe in neighbouring Myanmar.

It is likely to move further inland and weaken gradually by precipitation (rainfall), said a BMD bulletin.