The cyclonic storm MORA is about to strike East-Central Bay of Bengal, as predicted by India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 29 may 2017.
MORA was observed moving Northward with a speed of 11 kmph over East-Central Bay of Bengal near Latitude 17.3ºN and Longitude 91.3ºE, which is about 660 km South-Southeast of Kolkata and 550 km South-Southwest of Chittagong.
The cyclonic storm is likely to intensify further into a severe storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move North-Northeastwards and cross Bangladesh coast between longitude 91.0ºE and 92.0ºE near Chittagong.
Under its impact, rain and thundershower may occur at many districts of coastal Odisha and some areas in the interior region.
Warnings given by IMD
• Heavy Rainfall Warning on 29 & 30 May 2017: Rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
• Wind warning: Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph to 65 kmph would prevail over South Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and West Bengal coast on 29-30 May 2017.
• Sea condition: Sea condition will be rough to very rough along & off Andaman Islands for two days and along & off West Bengal Coast on 30 May 2017.
• Fishermen Warning: Fishermen shall not venture into sea along & off Andaman Islands till 31 May 2017. Fishermen at off West Bengal Coast shall not venture into sea on 29-30 May 2017.