Cyclone Mocha Could Trigger Bangladesh Island To Briefly Go Underwater: Report

Cyclone Mocha May Cause Bangladesh Island To Briefly Go Underwater: Report

Cyclone Mocha has been labeled as a ‘class 5’ hurricane by the US.


As Cyclone Mocha intensifies and winds are getting stronger, Saint Martin’s, the one and solely coral island of Bangladesh, might go briefly underwater, in accordance with the pinnacle of the Bangladesh Meteorological Division (BMD), reported Dhaka Tribune.

“Since there isn’t any main infrastructure on the island, the storm is not going to get obstructed anyplace and hit the island instantly. Because the centre of the storm passes over St Martin’s, water will transfer from one aspect of the island to the opposite, and as a result of depth of the storm, the island could also be underwater for a while,” BMD Director Md Azizur Rahman mentioned on Sunday.

He added, “However the water is not going to keep nonetheless; it might additionally transfer away. The state of affairs relies upon completely on the velocity of the storm.”

Meteorologist Shahinul Islam said the majority and centre of the storm would go over Myanmar and the remainder would lash Cox’s Bazar coast, as per Dhaka Tribune.

Mr Islam additionally mentioned that rainfall had already began throughout the coast of Bangladesh and most components of the nation may expertise moist climate all through the day.

In its morning bulletin, the BMS mentioned that very extreme cyclonic storm Mocha over east-central Bay and adjoining areas had moved north-northeastwards, intensified over northeast Bay and adjoining areas and was centred at 6 am about 385 km south-southwest of Chittagong port, 305 km south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 450km south of Mongla port and 370km south of Payra port.

The peripheral impact of Cyclone Mocha started on Sunday morning over the coastal areas of Chattorgram and Barishal divisions, in accordance with the most recent bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Division (BMD), Dhaka Tribune reported.

In accordance with BMD, Cyclone Mocha is shifting in the direction of the coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar with winds as much as 210 km/h.

The very sturdy cyclonic storm, in accordance with the advisory, was situated at midnight about 490 kilometres south-southwest of Chattogram port, 410 kilometres south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 530 kilometres south of Mongla port, and 460 kilometres south of Payra port, in accordance with Dhaka Tribune.

The Indian Meteorological Division on Sunday mentioned that Cyclone Mocha will cross southeastern Bangladesh and north Myanmar immediately with a sustained wind velocity of 180-190 km per hour gusting as much as 210 km per hour.

The maritime port of Cox’s Bazar has been instructed to hoist the Nice Hazard Sign 10, it said, as per Dhaka Tribune.

Moreover, it has been suggested that the maritime ports of Chattogram and Payra hoist Nice Hazard Sign 8, whereas the maritime port of Mongla ought to hoist Native Warning Sign 4.

The bulletin states that Cox’s Bazar’s coastal district, in addition to its surrounding islands and chars, will come underneath Nice Hazard Sign No. 10.

The coastal districts of Chattogram, Feni, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Chandpur, Barishal, Patuakhali, Jhalakathi, Pirojpur, Barguna, and Bhola in addition to its outlying islands and can come underneath chars Nice Hazard Sign No. 8, Dhaka Tribune reported.

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