Cyclone mocha West Bengal: Cyclone Mocha will hit Bangladesh-Myanmar coast. The latest update (Cyclone Update) says that the cyclone will hit the coast between Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Kyaukipu in Myanmar before noon on May 14. At present, the depression is about 1400 km away from Cox’s Bazar. Deep depression has intensified on Tuesday. The Meteorological Department has indicated that Cyclone Mocha may be born on Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday afternoon, Mocha will gradually increase in strength and become a severe cyclone.
According to the latest data from the India Meteorological Department, the low pressure will gather energy and become a deep depression and it will move northwards towards the central Bay of Bengal.
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Cyclone mocha Update
The cyclone will move towards the east coast till May 12. Then it will turn towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coast. As a result, meteorologists say that there will be no danger of disaster in Bengal. If very heavy, there may be scattered showers along the coast. By the end of the week, the intensity of heat may decrease.
Meanwhile, the coastal districts of the state have made all preparations as an advance preparation for the cyclone. The administration is always on the lookout to ensure that the damage to the embankments is minimized during storms. A control room has also been opened in Kolkata. However, the update of Mausam Bhavan says that the impact of Cyclone Mocha will not be much on the coastal areas of Bengal. The cyclone will make landfall somewhere between Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Kyawkipu in Myanmar. As a result, it will not have much impact on the coast of Bengal.
Bengal has witnessed cyclones like Amphan in the past. Heavy rains caused extensive damage in the coastal areas of the state. But this time there is no fear. As a result, it can be said that Bengal got relief from the first cyclone of the year. However, precautionary measures have already been taken in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands area. Fishermen from the islands are banned from going to sea. Meteorologists are keeping an eye on the weather conditions at all times.
Why is the cyclone named ‘Mocha’?
According to the World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations, in the case of a tropical sea storm, if the sustained wind speed is more than 63 kilometers per hour, it will be called a cyclone. If the wind speed is less than this, it is called low pressure. Accordingly, the cyclone did not form in the Bay of Bengal till Tuesday evening. It is still in deep depression. By storing energy it will become a cyclone. Then it will be called ‘Mocha’.
Many people wonder why the cyclone is named ‘Mocha’. This name is given by Yemen. Mocha is a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. It was the main port city of Yemen in the 19th century. This port was famous for coffee trade.
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13 countries of this region decide the names of cyclones formed in North Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. The names were adopted by the UN World Meteorological Organization panel member countries in April 2020. The countries are Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Cyclones are named sequentially from the list prepared according to the initials of the names of these countries.
Cyclone naming became popular in 2000. According to the World Meteorological Organization’s website on the reason for naming cyclones, a cyclone can last up to a week. It is not impossible for more cyclones to form in the same region during this period. Because of this, it is easier to avoid possible confusion when naming cyclones.
Cyclone Mocha Update Bangladesh
Mostafa Kamal Palash, Ph.D. Researcher on Meteorology and Climate at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, said that there is a strong fear of this cyclone hitting the coast of Bangladesh between May 13 and 16. Reviewing the weather forecast models of different countries of the world, he said, the low pressure may turn into a deep depression by May 10, which has already happened and indicates the possibility of becoming a full-blown cyclone on May 11. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department is also reporting the same fear.
The maximum wind speed of this cyclone during landfall is 160 to 200 kmph. In addition to heavy rains with gale force winds, coastal districts of Chittagong division are feared to be inundated by high tide of seven to 10 feet.
During this period from late April to May, the sun is directly above the Bay of Bengal. The air is heated by the heat of the sun and rises. Sea surface water adds latent heat to the atmosphere. The longer this happens, the more energy is stored. As a result, cyclones are stronger in this season. Besides, since there has been no cyclone yet this year, experts also said that the upcoming cyclone could be very strong.
Cyclone Mocha Live Tracking
The sustained mean wind speed is 75 km/h within 44 km of the cyclone center increasing to 90 km/h in gusty and gusty forms. The sea is very rough there. It may become a severe cyclonic storm after noon today. It can develop into a strong cyclonic storm if it gets the right conditions.
As the system is still far from the Bangladesh coast, it has not yet affected the coast of the country. However, it can be affected from May 13. However, I am specially informing that no fishing boats and trawlers should go out to the deep sea at this time.
The system may move northward initially, and may move northeastward later. It may develop into a Category 3 or 4 cyclone.