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Tropical Cyclone Mocha formed on May 10th, 2023 in the Bay of Bengal. Mocha gradually strengthened into an extremely powerful storm with sustained winds of 161 mph.
Mocha is forecast to bring significant impacts to parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Mocha made landfall in Myanmar on Sunday, May 14, near the regional capital of Sittwe.
Mocha was the equivalent of a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Before making landfall, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center measured Mocha’s windspeed at 175 mph. Some parts of the country saw wind speeds of around 195 mph. More than 400 people are estimated to have died as a result of the storm.
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A multi-day view of Cyclone Mocha and its full journey across the Bay of Bengal.
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On Sunday, May 14th Cyclone Mocha made landfall in Myanmar bringing powerful winds and dangerous storm surge.
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With maximum sustained winds of 161 mph, Mocha’s powerful eye approaches landfall in Myanmar.
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Cyclone Mocha continues its approach as a Category 5 storm.
Cyclone Mocha strengthens into a powerful Category 4 storm as it approaches Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Cyclone Mocha quickly gains strength as it churns in the Bay of Bengal
Tropical Cyclone Mocha forms in the Bay of Bengal.