PV Desk : The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has advised maritime ports to hoist local cautionary signal No. 4 as a trough of low over the Bay of Bengal intensified and turned into a deep depression on Thursday.
The Met Office has forecast heavy to very heavy rains at different places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions due to the well-marked low over the northwest bay and adjoining west-central bay.
The trough of low intensified into a deep depression in the next three-hour phase over the north-west Bay and adjoining area and moved northwards, meteorologist Abul Kalam Mallik said.
But the Met Office could not immediately indicate whether the depression will turn into a cyclone or chart its projected path.
The depression which formed over the central part of the Bay of Bengal is situated over north-west and the adjoining area. It is likely to intensify further and move in a northerly direction, meteorologist Shahnaz Sultana said.
Fishing boats and trawlers in the north Bay of Bengal and the deep sea have also been asked to remain near the coast and remain cautious until further notice.