The Extreme Cyclonic Storm “Mocha” intensified right into a Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm, and lay centered at 05:30 hours IST of Might 12, 2023, over Central adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal close to latitude 13.2N and longitude 88.1 East, about 520 km west-northwest of Port Blair, the India Meteorological Division knowledgeable on Friday.
The SCS “Mocha” intensified right into a Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm, lay centered at 0530 hours IST of twelfth Might 2023 over Central adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal close to lat 13.2N & lengthy 88.1E, about 520 km west-northwest of Port Blair.
— India Meteorological Division (@Indiametdept) May 12, 2023
Gurminder Singh, Commandant, Second Battalion, Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) stated that “We have deployed eight groups. 200 rescuers of NDRF deployed on the bottom and 100 rescuers on standby.”
West Bengal | #CycloneMocha will convert right into a extreme storm on Might 12 & a really extreme cyclone on Might 14, as per the predictions. We have deployed 8 groups. 200 rescuers of NDRF deployed on floor and 100 rescuers on standby: Gurminder Singh, Commandant, 2nd Battalion, NDRF (11.05) pic.twitter.com/NjK6bgrJAS
— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2023
NDRF Kolkata has deployed 8 SAR Groups within the three most susceptible districts of West Bengal in response to the upcoming Cyclone “Mocha”, a tweet by the NDRF’s Second Battalion learn.
NDRF KOLKATA has deployed 08 SAR Groups in three most susceptible districts of West Bengal in response to approaching Cyclone “Mocha”@NDRFHQ@AtulKarwal @ndmaindia pic.twitter.com/KdDTcVTBu0
— 2 NDRF KOLKATA (@2_ndrf) May 10, 2023
The cyclone, named Mocha by Yemen — pronounced as ‘Mokha’, is more likely to convey heavy rainfall to the Andaman island chain.
In keeping with the IMD, the storm would attain its peak depth on the night of Might 13. It’s more likely to weaken barely from the morning of Might 14, and cross southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts between Cox’s Bazar and Kyaukpyu with a most sustained wind velocity of 120-130 kmph, gusting to 145 kmph.
In the meantime, the fishermen of the Andaman and Nicobar coasts have been suggested to not enterprise into the ocean until Might 13.
A notification was additionally issued by the Directorate of Transport Providers in Port Blair which stated, “It has been knowledgeable that Foreshore Sector and Harbour/Automobile ferry providers at Port Blair and out stations might get disrupted/suspended briefly discover relying upon the climate situation. Due to this fact, the passengers, each day commuters and vacationers have been suggested to plan their journey suitably to keep away from any inconvenience.”
Passengers and vacationers may get replace/standing of the vessels from the Info Counter at Phoenix Bay by dialling cellphone quantity 03192 – 245555/232714, Toll Free Quantity 18003452714, it added.