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    Vikshita Vitthal Gujaran in News

    09-May-2023 06:14 AM


    Cyclone Mocha May Intensify Into Very Severe Storm, Recurve Towards Bangladesh-Myanmar Coast: IMD DG

    The storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal may intensify into a very severe cyclone with winds gusting up to 120 km/hour over the sea, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) chief Dr M Mohapatra.

    Signalling the start of the cyclone season, the weather department confirmed the formation of a low-pressure system in the southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday. The system is expected to turn into a ‘depression’ on May 9 and gradually intensify into a cyclonic storm during the night of May 10.

    In an exclusive interview to News18, the IMD chief said the system is likely to move north-north westwards towards the central Bay of Bengal till May 11. “It may intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm so the wind speed can be more than 120 km/hr over central Bay of Bengal on May 11. Thereafter, its direction will change and start moving towards north-northeast, reaching near the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast.”

    Source - News18