CYCLONE MOCHA

  • According to experts Mocha is the strongest cyclone on earth so far in this year.​​​​​​​
  • It has been categorized as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and as a ‘Super Cyclone’ by global weather website Zoom Earth.
  • Mocha became the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean, including for all seasons and in both Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, since 1982.
  • The centre of the Cyclone Mocha made landfall in Myanmar’s Rakhine state near Sittwe.
  • Earlier the cyclone passed over Bangladesh’s Saint Martin Island.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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