The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on today, has issued a warning due to formation of cyclone over the Bay of Bengal. The cyclone is likely to hit east coast of India. Earlier, Cyclone Mocha is likely to transform in depression and later on into cyclonic storm.
IMD said that a low pressure area has formed Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea. This could intensify into a depression on 9th May over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea and further into a cyclonic storm.
According to the weather department, the cyclonic storm Mocha is likely to move initially north-northwest wards till 11th May and thereafter, “it is likely to recurve gradually and move north-northeast wards towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts.”
IMD said, “The details of its path and intensification will be provided after the formation of low pressure area. The system is under constant watch and being monitored regularly.”
Meanwhile, IMD has issued a ‘rain watch’ alert for districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha between May 7 – 9. The IMD said that wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph at isolated places over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yenam and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema with possibility of light rain.
IMD forecast light to moderate rainfall is likely at most places with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Nicobar Islands today along with “rainfall at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 9th May.
Following the warning by IMD, the Government at Centre has issued alert for all the states. Meteorological expert Ambalal Patel has predicted that the cyclone will wreak havoc. The cyclone will take a gruesome form moving forward.