Kuakata experiences Cyclone Mocha-induced rain Cyclone Mocha
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Kuakata experiences Cyclone Mocha-induced rain

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 May 2023, 09:07 pm

Dhaka, May 13: Due to the impact of Cyclone Mocha, there was drizzle in Kuakata. It has been raining intermittently since Saturday (May 13) morning. However, even though the rain has stopped, the sky is overcast and the sea conditions are stagnant.

Patuakhali is currently under alert number 4. A moderate wind is blowing. The waves are rising on the beach. Kalapara upazila administration of Patuakhali has made advance preparations to deal with the strength and potential damage of the cyclone. One Hundred and seventy-seven shelters and 19 Mujibkella of the district have been kept ready with sufficient volunteers.

Patuakhali District Meteorological Officer Mahbooba Sukhi said that the very strong cyclone Mokha, which is located in the Bay of Bengal and the adjacent Southeast Bay of Bengal, is moving towards the north-northeast and increasing its strength. Due to its effect, the coastal sky including Kalapara became cloudy from Saturday morning. In this situation, local warning signal No. 4 has been shown.

Tourist Police Kuakata Zone Police Inspector Hasnain Parvez said the sea is gradually getting rough. It has been raining since morning but not now. Tourists are being warned to stay a safe distance away from beaches. Tourists have been instructed to move safely due to the disaster situation.

Meteorological Department Patuakhali office sources said that the very strong cyclone in the central Bay of Bengal and adjacent areas is moving south-southwest. Cyclone Mokha was currently located 745 km south of Payra seaport. It may move further north-northeastward and intensify and cross Cox's Bazar-North Myanmar coast between 6 am and 6 pm on May 14.

A very strong cyclonic front is likely to begin bearing down on coastal areas by late Saturday night. The ocean is very rough in the vicinity of the super cyclone center.

Kalapara Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md. Jahangir Hossain told Jago News that, in the meantime, we have prepared 175 cyclone shelters and 19 Mujib Forts and sufficient volunteers after meeting with the chairman and all volunteer leaders to keep each union safe.