Weather Update : Cyclone Mocha may bring severe rainfall between May 10 and 12

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A low pressure area has formed over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea on Monday, May 8, informed the weather forecasting department.

Cyclone Mocha forming over the Bay of Bengal may intensify into a very severe storm by Friday when wind speeds can reach 130 kmph, the India Meteorological Department warned on Monday, saying that details of its landfall could be available by May 9. The storm is expected to move towards the Bangladesh and Myanmar coasts around May 12.

An atmospheric trough was running from south-west Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu coast to cyclonic circulation associated with the low-pressure area over south-east Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea, the weather department informed. A western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation is also lying over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir in middle tropospheric levels. Rainfall is expected to increase over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Squally weather with wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely over south-east Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and adjoining Andaman Sea on Tuesday. Stormy condition are likely to continue at least till May 11.

The low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea has become well marked low pressure area over the same region at 5.30 AM today, May 9. It is very likely to intensify into a depression by today evening over the same region and subsequently into a cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of East Central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea on May 10. It is very likely to move initially north-northwestwards till May 12 morning. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve gradually and move northeastwards towards Bangladesh and Myanmar coasts.

Rainfall Warning :

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy raifall is likely over Andaman Nicobar Islands on May 9

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during May 10 and 11.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over Andaman Islands and isolated heavy rainfall over Nicobar Islands on May 12.

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