The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in five Northeastern states on May 13 and 14, due to the intensification of a deep depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal into a cyclonic storm named ‘Mocha’.
Cyclone Mocha is expected to make landfall along the border regions of Myanmar and Bangladesh on May 14.
The IMD has issued an ‘orange alert’ for Mizoram, Manipur, and Tripura, as these states share borders with either Myanmar or Bangladesh.
IMD has forecasted heavy rainfall with strong winds in Nagaland and districts located in southern Assam.
Record-breaking heavy rainfall is expected to occur in the Northeastern states during the coming weekend.
Specifically, heavy rainfall is predicted in Tripura and Mizoram on May 13, with isolated areas experiencing heavy rainfall on May 14.
The IMD has stated that Cyclone Mocha will reach its peak intensity on Saturday evening, May 13, and will slightly weaken from Sunday morning, May 14, before crossing the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Heavy rainfall is expected on Sunday in Nagaland, Manipur, and southern Assam,
An official statement highlighted, “Cyclone Mocha, formerly a deep depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal, has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is expected to have a maximum speed of 130 kmph during landfall.