Cyclone Mocha: Storms in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar

Tipanitas: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a low pressure system is developing in the southeastern Bay of Bengal. This depression is expected to become a severe cyclonic storm from May 9 to May 10.

of whirlwind named mocha (Mocha Coffee) is the name Yemen came up with after the Red Sea port city famous for introducing coffee to the world more than 500 years ago.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are already feeling the potential effects of the low pressure system, with heavy to heavy rain expected from 8 May to 11 May. Has been ordered to stop working.

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Winds of 60-90 km/h are expected in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with winds reaching up to 100 km/h in some areas, posing a threat to life and property. The IMD advises residents to stay indoors and avoid moving during the storm. In addition, normal tourism and offshore activities are also advised to be suspended from May 8 to May 11.

The formation of the cyclone and its possible transformation into a cyclone has raised concerns in coastal areas across the region, including the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The IMD urges people to remain vigilant and follow safety protocols during an emergency.

Will Kolkata be affected?

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the cyclonic circulation in the southeastern Bay of Bengal is expected to develop around May 6, so it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm as it moves northward toward the central Bay of Bengal.

Rainfall intensity has yet to be determined, but the forecast remains cloudy with possible thunderstorms in parts of the south. Officials have been monitoring the situation and said the forecast for precipitation in Kolkata so far is “small but exceptional”.

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Asked whether Kolkata would experience heatwave-like conditions or warm winds ahead of the cyclone, an official said, “While moisture in the atmosphere is generally low in April, relative humidity in Kolkata and elsewhere in May was very low.” , about 20 percent of last month’s heat wave in Bangladesh triggered a heatwave, and the heatwave is now at least 50 percent in the atmosphere. This removes the possibility of a sudden increase in temperature.”

Meanwhile, IMD alerts have put several states across the country on high alert, with local disaster response teams on standby to respond to emergencies. The Meteorological Department has issued warnings for Cyclone Moka to 18 districts in Odisha.

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