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India issues warning of strong cyclone

Will it impact on Nepal?



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A warning has been issued for the arrival of a powerful cyclone named 'Mocha' in India.

According to the India’s Meteorological Forecasting Department (MFD), the cyclone formed in the Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a very severe storm and the wind speed can reach up to 130 km per hour.

The cyclone is expected to move towards the coast of Bangladesh and Myanmar on May 12.

The India’s MFD has also issued an alert for West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The department has asked small boats and fishermen not to venture out from Tuesday.

It has also been asked to limit tourism and shipping near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands till May 12.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued a statement on Monday and said that there is no need to be afraid of the cyclone. She mentioned that the people of the coastal areas will be rescued in case of trouble.

Will it affect Nepal?
The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has said that there is no possibility of its impact in Nepal so far.

Raju Pradhanang, a meteorologist of the department, said on Tuesday morning, "So far, the chance of impact of the cyclone is slim in Nepal. It was formed in the south-eastern part of Bengal and it seems to affect north-eastern Myanmar."


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