SHILLONG: 3 May 2023 (PTI Source)
India's eastern regions may face potential cyclonic storms next week, including the Northeast, as a new system is brewing in the Bay of Bengal.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts a cyclonic circulation over the Southeast Bay of Bengal on May 6. There is a possibility that the system may intensify and move northwards towards the Central Bay of Bengal. According to the IMD, if the system strengthens into a cyclone, it may move towards Bangladesh or Northeast India and make landfall around May 14. The potential cyclone has been named "Cyclone Mocha" if it further intensifies.
The potential cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal has raised concerns among authorities, as cyclones and tropical storms can cause widespread damage and loss of life in the affected areas. The Indian Meteorological Department has already issued a warning and advised fishermen not to venture into the sea from May 7 to 8, due to strong winds and high waves.
Authorities in the eastern part of India, including the Northeast, are closely monitoring the situation and preparing for any eventuality. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has already started deploying teams to Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh.
The IMD has said that the system could intensify further and move towards the Central Bay of Bengal, potentially making landfall around May 14 in Bangladesh or Northeast India. In case it becomes a cyclone, it will be named Cyclone Mocha. The IMD has advised people to stay updated with the latest weather reports and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.