DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY (MYANMAR)

 

23-5-2024: According to the observations at (17:30) 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 strong to vigorous over the Andaman Sea and Southeast Bay of Bengal. Weather is partly cloudy over the North Bay and cloudy elsewhere over the Bay of Bengal.

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.30, 2023

   

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.30, 2023

14th May, 2023 16:00 MST Today

 

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Condition

According to the observations at (14:30) hrs M.S.T today, the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” over Northeast Bay and adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal has moved North-Northeastwards. It is crossing interior near Sittwe, Myanmar.

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

 

During next (24) hours forecast

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards and thereafter it is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards towards Chin State and Magway Region as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” during tonight, towards Sagaing Region  as a Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” and towards Kachin State as land depression around (15.5.2023).

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 evening 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 (90-100) m.p.h and wave height will be about (14-18) 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 (50-60) 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 (90-100) mph in Rakhine State, (60-70) mph in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Ayeyarwady Regions and Chin State and (40-50) mph in Naypyitaw, Bago, Yangon Regions and Kachin, Shan, Kayah States.
  4. When crossing the Cyclonic Storm, storm surge height will be (14)ft to (18)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.