DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY (MYANMAR)

 

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.16, 2023

  

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.16, 2023

13th May, 2023 04:30 MST Today

 

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Condition

According to the observations at (03:30) hrs M.S.T today, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”over Central Bay of Bengalhas moved North-Northeastwards and intensified into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” over the East Central Bay of Bengal. It is centered at about (270) Nautical miles West-Northwest of Coco Island, (330) Nautical miles West-Southwest of Hainggyigyun, (380) Nautical miles South- Southwest of Sittwe, (310) Nautical miles Northwest of Port Blair (India) and (415) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).

It is moving towards Bangladesh-Rakhine Coasts, the present stage of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is coded orange stage.

 

Position of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm“MOCHA”, center pressure and wind

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is located at Latitude (15.1) degree North and Longitude (88.8) degree East, centre pressure of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is (964) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (100-115) miles per hour at (03:30) hrs MST today.

 

During next (48) hours forecast

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards and forecast to cross between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukphyu (Myanmar) near Sittwe (Myanmar) around afternoon of (14.5.2023) as a  Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”. Thereafter it is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards towards Chin State and Sagaing Region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”.

General caution

  1. Due to the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”, rain or thundershowers will be widespread in Naypyitaw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Taninthayi Regions and Kachin, Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin, Mon States with regionally heavyfalls in Lower Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady Regions and Chin, Rakhine States and isolated heavy falls in Naypyitaw, Upper Sagaing Region and Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Kayin, Mon States from today morning to (15.5.2023).
  2. From today morning to (14.5.2023), frequently squalls with rough to very rough seas will be experienced in Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coast. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (90-110) m.p.h and Wave height will be about (14-18) feet in Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coast and 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. Wave height will be about (9-12) feet in Gulf of Mottama, off and along Mon-Taninthayi Coasts.
  3. Themaximum wind speed may reach (100-110) mph in Rakhine State and (40-60) mph in Naypyitaw, Lower Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady Regions and Chin State during today morning to (15.5.2023).
  4. When crossing the Cyclonic Storm, storm surge height will be (12)ft to (16)ft in Estuary and Tributaries at Sittwe District, Maungdaw District Rakhine State and (9)ft to (12)ft in Estuary and Tributaries at Kyaukpyu District, Rakhine State.
  5. Under the influence of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”, people should be aware of storm surge high, strong wind, heavy rain, flash flood and landslide in the hilly areas, near small rivers and also domestic flight. The trawlers, vessels and ships do not go out off and along Myanmar Coasts. Therefore, people should watch the forecasts of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology and make the necessary preparations.