Extremely severe cyclone Mocha to weaken ahead of landfall on Sunday

A very intense hurricane Mocha The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said it may weaken and make landfall between the coasts of southeastern Bangladesh and northern Myanmar around Sunday.

A very intense hurricane mocha, Wind speed of 190-200 km and a speed of 220 km / h On the east-central Bay of Bengal, it lies about 570 km north-north-west of Port Blair; 730 km south-south-west of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh); and 660 km southwest of Sittwe (Myanmar) on Saturday morning.

It may move to the north-northeast and cross southeastern Bangladesh and the coasts of northern Myanmar between Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar), near Sittwe at noon tomorrow (Sunday) slightly weakening as a very intense typhoon, with maximum sustained wind speeds ranging from 150 to 150 mph, the IMD said. 160 km / h up to 175 km / h.

Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology is located Mocha about 403 kilometers west-northwest of Coco Island; 546 km west of Hainggyigyun; 537 km southwest of Sittwe (all in Myanmar); 610 km north-north-west of Port Blair; 694 km south-south-west of Cox’s Bazar.

is reading: Mocha It turns into a very intense hurricane, which may intensify further before landfall

The dangerous storm may approach the Rakhine coast near Sittwe as a very intense cyclone. Currently, the wind speed near the center is 194 km/h t0213 km/h.

Heavy rains in Myanmar

After landfall, the extremely intense typhoon may race north-northeast toward Chin State and the Magway and Sagang regions of Myanmar.

Rain or thunderstorms will be widespread in Naypyitaw, Sajang, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Taninthay regions, as well as in Kachin, Shan, Chin, Rakhine, Gaya, Kayin and Mon states.

Sagaing, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Kachin, Chin and Rakhine states are likely to be regionally steep while severely isolated in Naypyitaw, Shan, Kaya, Kayin and Mon states from today (Saturday) to Monday.

super cyclone?

The Joint US Hurricane Warning Center suspects that a very intense hurricane (winds from 190 to 200 km/h gusts to 220 km/h according to the IMD forecast for the day) may briefly increase to super hurricane category (above 221 km/h). ) hr). The US agency said that there is a possibility that its maximum intensity will reach 231 km / h due to the favorable environment before it hits some speed bumps before landing.

This would lead to a weakening of the touring system during this phase.

Monsoons over Myanmar

Meanwhile, the Myanmar National Meteorologist said that the southwest monsoon is likely to blow over the southern regions of Myanmar during the current week starting today until Thursday (May 18) in the wake of the flows caused by the severe typhoon. Mocha.

This is the usual timetable for the onset of monsoon rains in the country.

Monsoons may blow over the Myanmar delta during the week ending May 24.

The agency said that monsoons are expected to be moderate during this phase.