Mocha begins to lash the coastal areas

BTJ Desk Report
Mocha begins lashing the coastal areas

The super cyclone Mocha has started crossing Cox’s Bazar-North Myanmar coast, according to the information from the Directorate of Meteorology in a special notification at 9:30 am on Sunday.

Due to the effect of Mocha, strong winds and rain have already started on the coast of Cox’s Bazar.

According to the special notification number 18 issued by the Meteorological Department today, the super cyclone Mocha, which is located in the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, is moving north-northeastward and concentrated in the north-east Bay of Bengal and nearby areas.

It was 385 km south-southwest of Chittagong seaport, 305 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar seaport, 450 km south-southeast of Mongla seaport, and 370 km south-southeast of Payra seaport at 6 am today.

It has started crossing Cox’s Bazar-North Myanmar coast. The cyclone is likely to move further north-northeastwards and cross Cox’s Bazar-North Myanmar coast by this afternoon or evening near Sittwe, Myanmar.

The maximum sustained wind speed is 195 km/h within 74 km of the cyclone center, increasing to 215 km/h in a gust or gale form. The sea is very turbulent in the vicinity of the supercyclone center.

The Meteorological Department has asked the Cox’s Bazar seaport to hoist the distress signal number 10, the Chittagong and Payra sea ports to hoist the distress signal number 8, and the Mongla sea port to hoist the local warning signal number 4.


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