DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY (MYANMAR)

 

(1.12.2023)According to the observations at (05:30) hrs M.S.T today, the Well Marked Low Pressure Area over Southeast Bay of Bengal still persists. It is likely to move West-Northwestwards and intensify into a Depression during next (12) hrs. It would intensify gradually into a Cyclonic Storm over Southwest Bay of Bengal on (3.12.2023). Weather is partly cloudy over the Andaman Sea and North Bay of Bengal and cloudy elsewhere over the Bay of Bengal.

 

 

 

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.27, 2023

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.27, 2023

14th May, 2023 10:30 MST Today

 

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Condition

According to the observations at (09:30) hrs M.S.T today, the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” over Northeast Bay and adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal has moved Northeastwards and centered at about (100) Nautical miles Southwest of Sittwe,(115) Nautical miles West- Southwest of Kyaukpyu, (240) Nautical miles Northwest of Hainggyigyun (Myanmar) and (150) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).

The banding features of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Stormis crossing Rakhine Coast, near Sittwe (Myanmar), the present stage of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm is coded brown stage.

 

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

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is located at Latitude (19.0) degree North and Longitude (91.6) degree East, centre pressure of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is (938) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (130-137) miles per hour at (09:30) hrs MST today.

 

During next (36) hours forecast

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards and the outermost banding featuresofcyclonic storm is crossing Rakhine Coast, the centre of cyclonic storm will forecast to cross between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukphyu (Myanmar) near Sittwe (Myanmar) around afternoon of today as aExtremely 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 and fairly widespread in Taninthayi Region 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. Frequently squalls with very rough seas will be experienced 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 off and along Rakhine Coast and frequently squalls with rough to very rough seas will be experienced off and along Deltaic, surface wind speed in squalls may reach (50-70) m.p.h and wave height will be about (10-14) feet off and along Deltaic during next (24) hours.
  3. Themaximum wind speed may reach (110-120) mph in Rakhine State, (70-90) mph 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 and  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.