Cyclone Mocha: No Need To Panic, No Alert For Odisha Says IMD DG

The IMD DG made it clear that no alert has been issued for the Odisha coast and there is no forecast about the likely impact of the system on Odisha. ‘The information on the cyclone is aimed at updating fishermen, oil explorers or any other commercial operations being carried out in the Bay of Bengal,’ IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said, adding that there was no need for a panic.

Around May 7, a low pressure area is likely to develop over the same area under its influence. On May 8, it is probably going to coalesce into a depression over the Southeast Bay of Bengal. It is then anticipated to become a cyclonic storm and move almost northward towards the middle Bay of Bengal.

some weather models predicts the possible formation of the first cyclonic storm of 2023 in the Southeast Bay of Bengal, preparations are going on in full swing to deal with any eventuality arising out of the impending storm. According to the forecast of the IMD, a cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over Southeast Bay of Bengal around 6 May 2023. 

East Coast Witnesses Three Major Summer Cyclones
The east coast has witnessed three major summer cyclones – Fani, Amphan, and Yaas – in the month of May in 2019, 2020, and 2021 respectively.The IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea in the Bay of Bengal and has asked coastal states to remain vigilant. Those who are already out have been asked to return by May 7. Overall, the entire eastern coast of India is bracing itself for Mocha’s impact.

Odisha Gov Take precautionary steps

The Odisha government has already put collectors of 18 coastal and adjoining districts and officials of 11 departments on the alert, its special relief commissioner Satyabrata Sahu said on Wednesday.Taking precautionary measures, the Odisha government has issued alert in 18 coastal and adjoining districts. As of now, no alert has been issued for Cyclone’s impact on Odisha coast or any other place on the east coast.

Why The Cyclone Is Named Mocha?
The first cyclone of 2023 will be called ‘Mocha’ since it is the next name in line. Yemen had offered the name ‘Mocha.’ It comes from the Yemeni city of Mocha (or Mokha), which is famous for its coffee industry and is situated on the Red Sea coast. The Yemeni port city is renowned for its well-liked Mocha coffee as well.

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