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Cyclone Mocha may hit Bangladesh

Tuesday, 09 May 2023 | 4:04 am | 851 times

Cyclone Mocha may hit Bangladesh

Cyclone Mocha (or Mokha) may hit Bangladesh coast as the tropical storm has been forming in the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas.

According to Bangladesh Metrological Department, circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression within one or two days.

Mostafa Kamal Polash, a weather and climate researcher of a university of the USA, in his facebook, predicted that the cyclone may be a strong one and may hit Khulna-Barishal coast after midnight of May 14.

One the other hand, ESCAP predicted that it may hit Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar coast.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a cyclonic or low-pressure area is developing in the Bay of Bengal and can lead to high rainfall in the next few days in the region, from May 8 to May 12. It also said that the weather system was likely to form a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal around May 9, and then intensify into a cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Mocha’s name was suggested by Yemen, and it originates from the Yemeni city Mocha (or Mokha) located on the Red Sea coast.

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