Cyclone Mocha Latest Update: Cyclone Mocha, formed in the Bay of Bengal, was located about 11,000 km south-southwest of the country’s seaports around noon today. It may intensify and move northwest or northeast by tomorrow Friday morning. The sea in its immediate vicinity is very rough. As a result, the Meteorological Department has asked the seaports to show two warning signals.
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‘Mocha’ has turned into a severe cyclone
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone ‘Mocha’, located in Southeast Bay of Bengal, intensified during the night and was moving northwards at a speed of 11 km in the last 6 hours.
The IMD has issued a high alert regarding tidal waves caused by ‘Mocha’ when it hit Cox’s Bazar and Chokpiu. Revising the previous forecast of 1.5 meters to 2 meters, the IMD’s latest update said the tidal height at the time of impact may be 2 meters to 2.5 meters.
According to the latest IMD update, ‘Mocha’ was 1,100 km away from Cox’s Bazar and is likely to move northward in the next 12 hours and is likely to become a severe cyclonic storm over central Bay of Bengal on May 12 morning. ‘Mocha’ is likely to move northeastwards gradually with more intensity and will cross the coast between Cox’s Bazar and Chokpiu as a very strong cyclonic storm on May 14. Sustained maximum wind speed of 150-160 kmph and gustiness of up to 175 kmph is possible.
According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, rain with temporary gusty wind or rain with thunder may occur in some places of Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions.
Mild to moderate heat wave is prevailing over Dhaka, Rangpur, Khulna and Barisal divisions and Rajshahi, Pabna, Sirajganj, Srimangal, Sandwip, Rangamati, Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali and Hatia regions and may continue.
Special notice on ‘Mocha’
The Meteorological Department has issued a special notification number 9 regarding Cyclone ‘Mocha’. According to the latest weather bulletin published on Friday (May 12) morning. The strong cyclone ‘Mocha’, which is located in Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, is moving slightly northward and staying in the same area.
The cyclone was located 1125 km south-southwest of Chittagong seaport, 1055 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 1085 km south-southwest of Mongla seaport and 1050 km south-southwest of Payra seaport at 3 am today (Friday). It may move north-northeast and become more concentrated.
Maximum sustained winds are 90 km/h within 64 km of the cyclone center, increasing to 115 km/h in gusts. The sea is rough in the vicinity of the cyclone center.
In this situation, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra sea ports have been asked to show remote warning signal number 2. At the same time, all fishing boats and trawlers stationed in North Bay of Bengal and deep sea have been asked to move carefully from near the coast. Also they are told not to wander in the deep sea.
Prediction by IMD
IMD forecasted on Wednesday that the depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal will move northwest. Then move most likely north-northwest, before gradually intensifying into a cyclonic storm over the same area. By Friday, May 12, the depression is predicted to strengthen into a cyclonic storm with winds of up to 130 kmph over the southeast and adjacent central Bay of Bengal.