May 17, 2023,
09 - 15 May 2023
Visible satellite image of extremely severe cyclonic storm MOCHA
nearing the coast of Myanmar around peak intensity,
Source: NASA Global data explorer
An exceptionally strong tropical cyclone formed over the Bay of Bengal as the second tropical depression forming in the 2023 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. At peak intensity, the extremely severe cyclonic storm MOCHA reached 1-min sustained winds of up to 280 kph and a central pressure of 918 hPa. The cyclone made landfall in Northern Myanmar close to the city of Sittwe, Myanmar also affecting parts of Bangladesh.
A 30-hour time lapse showing Cyclone Mocha intensifying into an incredibly powerful storm headed for Myanmar and Bangladesh. pic.twitter.com/DBhmovS9rh
A 30-hour time lapse showing Cyclone Mocha intensifying into an incredibly powerful storm headed for Myanmar and Bangladesh. pic.twitter.com/DBhmovS9rh— CIRA (@CIRA_CSU) May 14, 2023