Cyclonic storm, deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensifies: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced in a bulletin on Thursday morning that the deep depression over the Southeast Bay of Bengal had become cyclonic storm Mocha.

“The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified into a cyclonic storm Mocha pronounced as Mokha and lay centred at 0530 hours IST of 11th May 2023 over the same region near latitude 11.2°N and longitude 88.1°E, about 510 km west-southwest of Port Blair, 1210 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and 1120 km south-southwest of Sittwe (Myanmar),” an official statement said. The IMD added that Mocha will become a severe cyclonic storm and that its peak intensity will occur on 13 May.

 

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