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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 2023-000071
Country: BGD Bangladesh
Location: Barishal, Chattogram, Khulna
Date (YMD): 2023-5-14
Time: 12 PM
Magnitude: Wind speed: 130 KM/h
Information Source:UNOSAT, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Comments: The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) stated the very severe Cyclonic storm “Mocha” (pronunciation: Mokha, ECP: 983 HPA) over central Bay and adjoining Southeast Bay moved North-North-Eastwards over East Central Bay and adjoining area (near Lat: 13.9°N, Lon: 88.2°E) and was centred at 12 Noon today(12 May 2023) about 1005 kms South-Southwest of Chattogram Port , 935 kms South-southwest of Cox'sBazar port, 965 kms South-Southwest of Mongla Port and 930 kms South-Southwest of Payra Port It is likely to intensify further and move in a North-NorthEasterly direction (BMD Special weather Bulletin No #11, 1200 BST , 12 May 2023 ). Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the very severe cyclone centre is about 130 kph rising to 150 kph in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain very high near the storm centre. There is a probability of heavy to very heavy rainfall over the south-east coast of Bangladesh. According to IMD a very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Mocha” (pronounced as “Mokha”) over Central and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal moved nearly north-northeastwards with a speed of 15 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 1130 hours IST of today, the 12th May 2023 over Central Bay of Bengal near latitude 14.0°N and longitude 88.3°E, about 540 km west-northwest of Port Blair,900 km south-southwest of Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) and 830 km south-southwest of Sittwe (Myanmar). It is very likely to move North-Northeastwards and intensify further into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal during night of today, the 12th May 2023. It is likely to cross southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts between Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar), close to Sittwe (Myanmar) around noon of 14th May, 2023 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 150-160 kmph gusting to 175 kmph.
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