Sunday, May 14, 2023

Cyclone Mocha - Impacts likely on northeastern states of India!

Cyclone Mocha is expected to make landfall near Myanmar/Bangladesh border region by the afternoon of Sunday 14th May and continue to travel northeast as it weakens.

Moderate to heavy rain is expected in Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur Sunday 14th evening and continuing overnight. 

Winds can be stronger over Tripura and Mizoram, gusting upto 50 kmph along with 150-200 mm rainfall

Winds may be around 20-30 kmph for Nagaland and Manipur, along with 80-150 mm rain.

Imphal, after a near record hot day at 35.6°c a few days ago, will get a good relief. 

Rainfall will be heavier for the higher elevations. 

Eastern parts of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh to receive moderate rain, with some heavy spells possible in eastern Assam and Arunachal Pradesh mountains, upto 80-120 mm. 

Higher ranges of Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh can receive moderate snowfall. 

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