The Meteorological Office, in an announcement on the evening of October 23, reported that Meteorologist Dr. Abul Kalam Mallick disclosed that a deep depression over the West-Central Bay of Bengal and its neighboring regions has shifted slightly north-northeastward, intensifying into Cyclone ‘HAMOON.’ Currently, it is situated over the West-Central Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal.
As of 6 pm on Monday, the cyclone was positioned 670 km from Chittagong seaport, 630 km from Cox’s Bazar seaport in the West-Southwest, 540 km from Mongla seaport in the West-Southwest, and 540 km from Payra seaport in the Southwest. There is a possibility that it may continue to move further north-northeast and intensify. The cyclone’s maximum sustained wind speed is 62 km/h within 54 km of the cyclone center, with gusts or gales reaching 88 km/h.
The sea in the vicinity of the cyclone center is extremely rough. There are gusty winds affecting the North Bay of Bengal and the adjacent coastal areas of Bangladesh due to the advancing Cyclone Hamoon.