New Delhi : The Indian Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Mocha forming over the Bay of Bengal may intensify into a very severe storm by Friday, May 12 where wind speeds can reach 130 kmph.
The cyclone will likely to intensify into a depression on May 9 and into Cyclone Mocha on May 10. The storm is expected to move towards the Bangladesh and Myanmar coasts around May 12, the weather department predicted.
According to the IMD, a low-pressure area has already formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea on Monday.
The low-pressure area over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea has become a well-marked low-pressure area over the same region at 0530 IST today, the 9th May 2023. It is very likely to intensify into a depression by today evening over the same region,” IMD’s official statement said.