DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY (MYANMAR)

 

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.15, 2023

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No.15, 2023

       12th May, 2023 22:30 MST Today

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Condition

According to the observations at (21:30) hrs M.S.T today, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”over Central Bay of Bengalhas moved North-Northeastwards and centered at about (280) Nautical miles West-Northwest of Coco Island, (340) Nautical miles West-Southwest of Hainggyigyun, (410) Nautical miles South- Southwest of Sittwe, (300) Nautical miles Northwest of Port Blair (India) and (450) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).

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

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

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is located at Latitude (14.6) degree North and Longitude (88.6) degree East, centre pressure of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is (972) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (95-100) miles per hour at (21:30) hrs MST today.

During next (72) hours forecast

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards and intensify into a Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”over East Central Bay of Bengal during next (9) hours 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”.

General caution

  1. Due to the Very 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 tonight to (15.5.2023).
  2. From tonight 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. Due to the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”, maximum 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 tonight to (15.5.2023).
  4. When crossing the Very Severe 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 Very 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.