DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY (MYANMAR)

 

23-5-2024: According to the observations at (15:30) hrs M.S.T today, the well Marked Low Pressure Area over the Westcentral Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Bay of Bengal still persists. It is likely to move northeastwards and intensify into a Depression over Central Bay of Bengal around 24-5-2024 morning. Thereafter, it may continue to move northeastwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over the Eastcentral Bay of Bengal around 25-5-2024 morning, it would move nearly northwards and intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm. It may reach near Bangladesh and adjoining west Bengal coasts, India by  26-5-2024 evening. Monsoon is vigorous over the Andaman Sea and Southeast Bay of Bengal. Weather is a few cloud over the North Bay and cloudy elsewhere over the Bay of Bengal.

  Deep Depression Warning, No.3, 2023

Deep Depression Warning, No.3, 2023

       10th May, 2023 11:30 MST Today

Deep Depression Condition

According to the observations at (10:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Depression over Southeast Bay of Bengalhas moved West-Northwestward and intensified into a deep depression. It is centered at about (405) Nautical miles Southwest of CoCo Island, (530) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Hainggyigyun, (705) Nautical miles South- Southwest of Sittwe, (320) Nautical miles West-Northwest of Nicobar Islands (India), (280) Nautical miles West-Southwest of Port-Blair(India) and (765) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).

It is moving towards Bangladesh-Myanmar Coasts, the present stage of the deep depression is coded orange stage.

Position of deep depression, center pressure and wind

Deep depression is located at Latitude (9.0) degree North and Longitude (88.8) degree East, centre pressure of deep depression is (1000) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (35) miles per hour at (10:30)hrs MST today.

During next (5) days forecast

It is likely to move Northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm around tonight, aSevere Cyclonic Storm around (11.5.2023)morning and aVery Severe Cyclonic Storm over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Central Bay of Bengal around (12.5.2023)morning. It is likely to recurve gradually North-Northeastwards and weaken slightly around (13.5.2023) and it is forecast to cross Southeast Bangladesh and Northern Rakhine Coast between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukphyu (Myanmar).

General caution

Due to the deep depression, rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread to widespread in Naypyitaw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady,Taninthayi Regions and Kachin,Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin, Mon States with regionally and isolated heavy falls in some Regions and States from (11.5.2023) to (15.5.2023).

Squalls with rough seas are likely at times in Deltaic, Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Tanintharyi Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (35-40) m.p.h from today morning to (11.5.2023). From (12.5.2023) to (14.5.2023), frequently squalls with rough to very rough seas will be experienced in Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (70-80) m.p.hand occassional squalls with rough seas will be experienced in Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Tanintharyi Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (40-45) m.p.h.

Advisory

Under the influence of the Cyclonic Storm, people should be awared of strong wind, heavy rain, flash flood and landslide in the hilly areas and near small rivers and also domestic flight, trawlers, vessels and ships off and along Myanmar Coasts. Therefore, people should watch the forecasts of The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology and make the necessary preparations.