Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Warning, No 22, 2023

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The direction map of Cyclone Mocha.

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Condition
According to the observations at (21:30) hrs MST today, the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” over the East Central Bay of Bengal has moved Northeastwards and centred at about (225) Nautical miles Northwest of Coco Island, (205) Nautical miles West-Northwest of Hainggyigyun, (210) Nautical miles South-Southwest of Sittway, (350) Nautical miles North-Northwest of Port Blair (India) and (270) 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”, centre pressure and wind
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is located at Latitude (17.1) degree North and Longitude (91.0) degree East, centre pressure of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is (944) hPa and maximum wind speed near the centre is (120-130) miles per hour at (21:30) hrs MST today.

During next (48) hours forecast
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA” is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards and may start to cross Rakhine Coasts morning of (14.5.2023) and forecast to cross between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar) near Sittway (Myanmar) around afternoon of (14.5.2023) as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “MOCHA”. Thereafter it is likely continue to move North-Northeastwards towards Chin State and Magway and Sagaing regions 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 Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyawady and Taninthayi regions and Kachin, Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin and Mon states with regionally heavyfalls in Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon and Ayeyawady regions and Kachin, Chin and Rakhine states and isolated heavy falls in Nay Pyi Taw and Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon states from tonight to (15.5.2023).
2. From tonight to (14.5.2023), frequently squalls with very rough seas will be experienced in off and along Rakhine Coast. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (110-120) mph 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) mph. 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 and Ayeyawady regions and Chin State and (40-60) mph in Nay Pyi Taw, Bago and Yangon regions and Kachin, Shan and Kayah states during tonight to (15.5.2023).
4. When crossing the Cyclonic Storm, storm surge height will be (16)ft to (20)ft in Estuary and Tributaries at Sittway District, Kyaukpyu District, Maungdaw District of 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.

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