New Delhi: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that a low pressure area has formed over South East area of Bay of Bengal. By the 9th of May this could become a depression over the area and could lead to cyclonic storm dubbed ‘Mocha’, said a report.
The IMD said that Mocha would then move in a North-North Westerly direction till May 11th and then change its course to North-North East wards towards Bangladesh and Myanmar coasts.
In a statement the IMD said, “The details of its path and intensification will be provided after the formation of low pressure area. The system is under constant watch and being monitored regularly.”
The weather department has said that Mocha is not likely to affect Kerala directly. However, it is likely that rainfall will intensify from tomorrow. Yellow Alert is announced in Kozhikode and Wayanad districts for Tuesday. There is a possibility of rough seas and high waves. The IMD has said that fishermen must be on alert.
On May 11th there is a possibility of isolated rainfall accompanied by lightening and thunder and wind speeds reaching up to 30 to 40 km per hour. On May 9th, 10th and 12th the state will witness rainfall accompanied by lightening in isolated areas.
The Disaster Management Authority have issued its warnings and advised people to move away from places where the sea is rough. It has also asked travellers to avoid the beach and to refrain from entering it.