DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY (MYANMAR)

 

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.24, 2023

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.24, 2023

14th May, 2023 04:00 MST Today

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Condition

According to the observations at (03:30) hrs M.S.T today, the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” over the East Central Bay of Bengal has moved North- Northeastwards and centered at about (260) Nautical miles Northwest of Coco Island, (215) Nautical miles West-Northwest of Hainggyigyun, (160) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Sittwe, (390) Nautical miles North-Northwest of Port Blair (India) and (210) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).

The present stage of the Storm is coded red stage.

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

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is located at Latitude (18.0) degree North and Longitude (91.2) degree East, centre pressure of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is (938) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (125-135) miles per hour at (03:30) hrs MST today.

During next (36) hours forecast

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards and may start to cross Rakhine Coasts today morning and forecast to cross between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukphyu (Myanmar) near Sittwe (Myanmar) around today afternoon as a Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”. Thereafter it is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards towards Chin State and Magway, Sagaing Regions and Kachin State as a Very 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 Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady Regions and Kachin, Chin, Rakhine States and isolated heavy falls in Naypyitaw and Shan, Kayah, Kayin, Mon States from today morning to (15.5.2023).
  2. From today morning, frequently squalls with very rough seas will be experienced in off and along Rakhine Coast. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (110-120) m.p.h and Wave height will be about (16-20) feet in off and along Rakhine Coast and frequently squalls with rough to very rough seas will be experienced in off and along Deltaic Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (50-70) m.p.h. Wave height will be about (10-14) feet in off and along Deltaic Coasts.
  3. The maximum wind speed may reach (110-120) mph in Rakhine State, (70-90) in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Ayeyarwady Regions and Chin State and (40-60) mph in Naypyitaw, Bago, Yangon Regions and Kachin, Shan, Kayah States.
  4. When crossing the Cyclonic Storm, storm surge height will be (16)ft to (20)ft in Estuary and Tributaries at Sittwe District, Kyaukpyu District, Maungdaw 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.