Destruction of ‘Mocha’ (Photo: AFP)
Cyclonic storm ‘Mocha’ is getting serious. Heavy rain and strong winds are seen moving at a speed of 200 km per hour on the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar. People have been immediately removed from the coastal areas and sent away to safer places. United Nations (UN) The agency of the World Meteorological Organization has warned that the super cyclone can cause huge devastation around the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
In India, an alert is also going on in West Bengal about its danger. According to meteorologists, the wind speed in the Bay of Bengal can reach up to 200 km per hour. In view of the danger, an alert has been issued for Cox’s Bazar port, Chattagram and Payra port in Bangladesh. Fishermen have been warned.
Where will Mocha have a big impact
The Meteorological Department said that the havoc of Mocha may continue. Rather, winds can blow at a speed of 210 kilometers per hour. Due to which sea waves up to 12 feet i.e. about 4 meters can rise. More than 20 lakh people can be affected by the storm. The worst effect can be seen in Myanmar.
The Meteorological Department has said in its latest bulletin that the cyclone is 250 km south of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and is now crossing the coast. Low-lying areas of Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram are likely to be inundated by wind-driven tidal waves of eight to 12 feet above normal.
A strict warning has been issued in two districts of West Bengal regarding the Mocha storm. Civil defense teams have been deployed on the beaches in 24 Parganas. local people. Guidelines have been issued to tourists and fishermen to stay away from the sea. Apart from 24 Parganas, an alert has been issued in East Medinipur.
how dangerous is mocha storm
According to the news agency PTI, the Mocha cyclone is one of the most powerful cyclones to hit the coast of Bangladesh during nearly two decades. According to the Meteorological Department of Bangladesh, Cyclone Mocha is the most powerful storm after Cyclone Sidr.
When will Mocha get weak?
It is likely to weaken till Monday. The eyes of scientists are now fixed on the south-west monsoon. The Southwest Monsoon is expected to reach the Andaman Sea by May 20 and cover the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands by May 22.
Meteorologists have estimated that after this the havoc of Mocha can be reduced. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that if another cyclonic system forms near Andaman during the arrival of monsoon, it will have a direct impact on the onset of monsoon.
How did Cyclone Mocha get its name?
Cyclones are named based on regional rules. Cyclone Mocha (or Mokha), suggested from Yemen. It is named after a city in Yemen. It is the old city of Yemen, best known for introducing coffee to the world 500 years ago.
Why are cyclones named?
Cyclones are named to make it easier for people to remember and recognize the storms. With the name it becomes easy to create awareness and send alerts.
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