The severe cyclonic storm 'Titli' with a core of hurricane wind moved to North-Northwestwards and crossed Odisha-Andhra coast of India near Gopalpur on Thursday morning and being weaken gradually, reports UNB.
Under the influence of the severe cyclonic storm, steep pressure, gradient persists over North Bay and deep convection is taking place over North Bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh.
Squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, said a met office bulletin on Thursday.
Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local cautionary signal No 4 to signal No 3.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain in shelter until further notice.
The government has cancelled the leave of all government officials and staff in 19 coastal areas of the country following the cyclonic storm 'Titli'.
Disaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya came up with the directives while talking to newsmen at his office in the capital.
He said a directive has been given to open control rooms in all the upazila and district headquarters to operate round the clock to monitor the situation.