Satellite captures eye of Cyclone Mocha

Bhubaneswar: Satellite captured the eye of very severe cyclonic storm Mocha over central Bay of Bengal adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal.

As per IMD, the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Mocha” (pronounced as “Mokha”) over Southeast adjoining Central Bay of Bengal moved northwards with a speed of 9 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and lay centered at 0530 hours IST of today, the 12th May 2023 over Central adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 13.2°N and longitude 88.1°E, about 520 km west northwest of Port Blair, 1010 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and 930 km south southwest of Sittwe(Myanmar).

It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and intensify further over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal. 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, 2023 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 150-160 kmph gusting to 175 kmph.

Fishermen, ships, boats and trawlers are advised not to venture into southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea till 13
th May, central Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea till 14th May, and into northeast and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal during 12th-14th May, 2023.

The IMD issued warning signal No.2 (DW-2) at all ports of Odisha.

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