A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) spokesperson said on Friday that Mocha had intensified very quickly and warned of “big humanitarian impacts” when it makes landfall this weekend. WMO spokesperson Clare Nullis told a Geneva-based briefing that the cyclone was likely to inundate low-lying areas of north Myanmar as well as parts of Bangladesh and warned of possible landslides.
The storm, first to form in the Bay this year, is expected to roar in on Sunday with a wind speed of up to 160km/h, gusting to 175km/h between Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Kyaukpyu in Myanmar, India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
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