Cyclone Mocha Likely to Cross Cox’s Bazar-Myanmar’s North Coast by Evening

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The very severe cyclonic storm Mocha — over east central Bay and adjoining area — is likely to intensify further, move in a north-northwesterly direction and cross Cox’s Bazar-Myanmar’s north coast by 6 pm on Sunday (May 14).

Cox’s Bazar and adjoining coastal areas will experience the peripheral effect of the very severe cyclonic storm by this evening, said a special bulletin of the Met Office, reports UNB.

At 12 am today, it was centred about 865 km south-southwest of Chattogram port, 795 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 830 km south-southwest of Mongla port and 795 km south-southwest of Payra port.

Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the very severe cyclone centre is about 150 kph, rising to 170 kph, in gusts or squalls.

The coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chattogram, Feni, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Bhola and their islands and chars are likely to be inundated by the wind driven surge — 8-12 feet above normal tide.

Maritime ports of Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram have been advised to keep the great danger signal 8 hoisted while maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep local warning signal 4 hoisted.

All fishing boats and trawlers over north Bay have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

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