Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘Mocha’ formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal, today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and gradually intensify into a severe cyclonic storm around the mid-night of May 11.
Thereafter, it is likely to recurve gradually, move north-northeastwards from 12th May morning and intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm around 12th May evening over central Bay of Bengal.
It would reach its peak intensity around 13th May evening. Thereafter, it is likely to weaken slightly from 14th May morning and cross southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar) around forenoon of 14th May with maximum sustained wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely to prevail on 11th May.
Tripura, Mizoram & south Manipur: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely to prevail on 14th May.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Rainfall at most places with Heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely on 11th May & 12th May.
Tripura & Mizoram: Rainfall at most places with Heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely on 13th May and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on 14th May.
Nagaland, Manipur & south Assam: Rainfall at many places with Heavy rainfall at isolated places is on 14th May.
Fishermen, ships, boats and trawlers are advised not to venture into southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea till 11th May, central Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea till 14th May morning, and into northeast Bay of Bengal during 12th -14th May.
Those over central Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea are advised to return to coast.
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