Cyclone Nears Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Sunday raised the storm alert to local cautionary signal No. 4, as cyclone Amphan moved further to the country’s north-west.

The cyclonic storm has intensified gradually and is moving towards the bay of West Odisha and West Bengal in India, bdnews24 quoted meteorologists as saying. 

Dhaka, May 4, 2019 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on May 4, 2019 shows inclement weather as an impact of cyclone Fani in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Xinhua/Stringer/IANS)

With the present speed, the storm is expected to hit the coast in two days, Monwar Hossain, a weatherman at Bangladesh Meteorological Department, said on Sunday.

A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm at around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The cyclone moved north-westwards at a speed of 6 km per hour and was centred over the southeast bay at 6 a.m. on Sunday.