The cyclone, currently lying over Jhenaidah is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further and gradually weaken
The cyclonic storm Amphan over Satkhira district and adjoining areas moved north and is lying over Jhenaidah district now.
It is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further and gradually weaken, a special bulletin from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) released on early hours of Thursday says.
Amphan moved towards Jashore and Narail on Wednesday night with a wind speed of 90km/h.
It may move further towards Rajbari, Sirajganj and Jamalpur while gradually losing its strength, daily newspaper Prothom Alo reported on Wednesday night quoting sources at BMD.
Currently, the maximum sustained wind speed within 74 kilometres of the cyclone's centre is about 160 km/h, rising to 180 km/h in gusts/squalls. The sea will remain rough under its influence, according to BMD bulletin.