Cyclone Mocha To Intensify Into Very Severe On Bengal: IMD Issues Alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that Cyclone Mocha has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. Over 200 NDRF personnel are on the ground in West Bengal in view of the cyclone.

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ND24 Web Desk | Published : 2023-05-12

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, May 12, said that Cyclone Mocha has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm over the central adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal. 

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed eight teams and 200 rescuers in West Bengal's Digha after the IMD issued alert.   

Taking to Twitter, IMD wrote, “The SCS “Mocha"  intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, lay centered at 0530 hours IST of 12th May 2023 over Central adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal near lat 13.2N & long 88.1E, about 520 km west-northwest of Port Blair (sic).”

The weather office has asked fishermen and travellers not to venture into central and northeast Bay of Bengal and north Andaman sea till May 14.

Alert has been issued for some northeastern states and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well under the influence of the weather system.


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