Bhubaneswar, May 04: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of a possible cyclonic storm, which may be named Cyclone Mocha, over the Southeast Bay of Bengal around May 6, 2023.
This could lead to the formation of a low-pressure area over the same region on May 7. The system is expected to intensify into a depression over the Southeast Bay of Bengal on May 8 and subsequently transform into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northwards towards central Bay of Bengal.
The IMD has named the possible cyclone Cyclone Mocha and warned fishermen not to venture out into the Bay of Bengal from May 7 onwards.
The IMD has stated that it will continue to closely monitor the system, and further details about its path and intensity will be provided after the formation of the low-pressure area. The Met department has advised people living in the affected areas to stay alert and follow the necessary precautions.
Cyclones are not uncommon in the Bay of Bengal region, and they can cause significant damage to infrastructure and property. In recent years, several cyclones have hit the region, including Cyclone Amphan in 2020, which caused widespread devastation in West Bengal and Odisha.
The IMD regularly issues warnings about extreme weather events such as cyclones, and its forecasts are widely followed by the public, government agencies, and other stakeholders. The department uses advanced technology and scientific methods to track weather patterns and provide accurate predictions.
The formation of Cyclone Mocha will be closely watched by authorities, and measures will be taken to minimize the impact of the storm. It is essential for people living in the affected areas to stay informed and take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their property.