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Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning

Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.9, 2017

                                                                            30th  May, 2017 05:00 MST Today


Severe  Cyclonic Storm

            According to the observations at (04:30) hrs MST today, the Severe Cyclonic Storm “Mora” over East Central and adjoining North Bay of Bengal has moved to North-Northeast wards and it is centered at about (60)miles West-Northwest of Sittwe, (110)miles Northwest of Kyaukphyu, (45)miles Southwest of Maungdaw(Myanmar), (125)miles South of Chittagong (Bangladesh). It is forecast to move North-Northeast wards.

The present stage of cyclonic storm is coded Orange stage as it may move near the Rakhine coast, Myanmar.

Position of the Severe Cyclonic Storm, Center pressure and wind speed

            Severe Cyclonic Storm is located at Latitude (20.3) degree North and Longitude (91.8) degree East, Centre pressure of Severe Cyclonic Storm is (984) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (65)miles per hour at (04:30) hrs MST today.

 Forecast for next (8) hours

          It is expected to cross Coasts of Bangladesh near Chittagong during next (8) hours commencing morning today.

            It will be maximum wind speed with (40) to (45)mph in Maungdaw and Sittwe district during the Severe Cyclonic Storm is crossing the coasts of Bangladesh.

Frequent squalls with rough seas will be experienced off and along Myanmar Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (45-50) m.p.h.

During the Severe Cyclonic Storm is crossing to coasts of Bangladesh, probable maximun Storm Surge is about (3-5)feet at Maungdaw district and about (2-4)feet at Sittwe district, Northern Rakhine  Coasts.

General caution

Under the influence of Severe Cyclonic Storm, widespread rain or thundershowers in Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Taninthayi Regions, Kachin, Chin, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon States and fairly widespread rain or thundershowers in Shan and Kayah States with strong wind,  regionally and isolated heavyfall  during next (48) hours.


Under the influence of Severe Cyclonic Storm, strong wind, heavy rainfall, flash flood and landslide may occur during this time. Advisory for people living near high land areas, along Myanmar coasts, small river and streams is to take care of landslide and suddenly rise the rivers levels. Domestic flight, trawlers, vessels and ships off and along Myanmar Coasts are advised especially to avoid in condition of the Severe Cyclonic Storm.