Indian Meteorological Department has given a big update on Cyclone Mocha. It is being told in the next 6 hours that the cyclone can take a fatal form. It can turn into a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is continuously moving towards north-northeast.
Amidst the apprehensions of the cyclone, the National Disaster Management Authority has deployed several teams in West Bengal. Apart from these, light to heavy rains are expected in Tripura, Mizoram and some states of the North East.
The cyclone is likely to cross the coasts of southeast Myanmar and northern Myanmar between Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Kyawpyu in Myanmar. According to IMD, it is a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speed reaching 175 kmph with maximum sustained wind speed of 150-160 kmph near Sittwe around afternoon of May 14.
8 teams of NDRF deployed in West Bengal
Keeping in mind the cyclone storm, 8 ADRF teams have been deployed in West Bengal. NDRF’s 2nd Battalion Commandant, Gurminder Singh said that Cyclone Mocha is likely to intensify into a severe storm on May 12 and into a very severe cyclone on May 14. 8 teams have been deployed. Over 200 rescuers have been dispatched to the ground and 100 are on standby.
The SCS “Mocha” lay centered at 0230 hours IST of 12th May 2023 over Southeast adjoining Central Bay of Bengal about 520 km west-northwest of Port Blair. pic.twitter.com/RUHLs9MFSx
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 11, 2023
Forecast of rain in north-eastern states
West Bengal | #CycloneMocha will convert into a severe storm on May 12 & a very severe cyclone on May 14, as per the predictions. We’ve deployed 8 teams. 200 rescuers of NDRF deployed on ground and 100 rescuers on standby: Gurminder Singh, Commandant, 2nd Battalion, NDRF (11.05) pic.twitter.com/NjK6bgrJAS
— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2023
The Meteorological Department has predicted light to heavy rain in many states of the North East on Thursday. Heavy rain is also expected in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to cyclone Mocha.
Due to the central movements of the cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, rain is expected in the north eastern states for the next five days. Light to moderate rains may occur over West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Goa, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.