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Wind Speed Of Cyclone Mocha Can Reach Up To 150 KM/ Hour: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding the cyclone Mocha.

The department says that the cyclone forming over the Bay of Bengal can turn into a very severe storm and the wind speed can reach up to 150 kilometers per hour. 

Although the IMD has not yet given information about the landfall location.

A senior IMD official said that, looking at the situation so far, we can say that it is moving in the direction of Myanmar coast. As soon as it changes from low pressure to deep depression, then its exact position will be known. Right now the surface temperature around most parts of the sea is more than 30 degree Celsius.

“Conditions are favorable for further intensification into a very severe cyclonic storm,” the official said.

On Monday, a low pressure area formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea. 

Mocha Cyclone is expected to move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar coasts around May 12. 

The impact of Mocha Cyclone on West Bengal depends on how far this storm will be from the coastal areas moving towards Bangladesh.

The Meteorological Department has also issued an alert for West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. 

The department has asked small marine vessels and fishermen not to venture out from Tuesday. Along with this, between May 8 and 12, tourism and shipping near Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been told to limit and keep a close watch.

On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued a statement saying that there is no need to fear the cyclone. He said that if a difficult situation arises, people will be rescued from the coastal areas.

Moderate to strong wind very likely over South Bay of Bengal & Nicobar Islands and South Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. Light to moderate rain with thunder/lightning/gusty wind very likely over these areas during the night.

Light to moderate rain with thunder/lightning/gusty wind very likely over these areas during night over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and adjoining Uttarakhand and South Chhattisgarh.

Some effect of Mocha storm can also be seen in Northeast India. 

There is a possibility of heavy rains in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh during May 11 to 17.

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