Cyclone ‘Mocha’ may attain wind speed of 210 kmph; Wind Warning for Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘Mocha’ over the Bay of Bengal is likely to become an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm and attain a maximum wind speed of 210 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted today.

As per the forecast, the system may possess maximum sustained surface wind speed of 180-190 kmph gusting to 210 kmph over Bay of Bengal on May 13.

As per the bulletin of the IMD issued at 3 PM, the system is likely to intensify into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal during the night of 12th May. It is likely to cross southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar), close to Sittwe (Myanmar) around noon of 14th May as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 150-160 kmph gusting to 175 kmph.

The agency has issued wind warning for Tripura, Mizoram, and south Manipur in connection with the weather system. Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely to prevail on 14th May, it said.

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