Cyclone ‘Mocha’ may form in Bay of Bengal by Tuesday


Staff Reporter :
Cyclone ‘Mocha’ may form in Bay of Bengal by Tuesday, the neighboring India’s Meteorological department said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the summer cyclone will likely take place in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday.

The IMD officials said the guidance of numerical models indicates that a cyclonic storm may occur in the area on the day, but its movement and intensification would be determined after the low-pressure area forms on Sunday.

Met office sources said a low-pressure area will likely to form over the same region around May 7. It will probably concentrate into a depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday.

“It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northwards towards central Bay of Bengal. The cyclonic storm may take shape around May 9,” the official said.


The IMD sources said that the cyclone Mocha is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of the country between Sunday and Tuesday.

The model is indicating north-northwestwards movement till May 10 and northeastwards re-curvature thereafter towards southeast Bangladesh and adjoining Myanmar coasts.

IMD issues warning for fishermen of the country.

It has warned the country’s fishermen not to venture into the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas from Sunday onwards.

In association with the likely formation of a cyclonic storm, gusty weather with wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Andaman Sea from Sunday and wind speed will gradually increase further over the areas.