Cyclone “Mocha” intensified into a ESCS over East central Bay Of Bengal at 2330 IST located near latitude 15.1°N and longitude 88.8°E, about 700 km southwest of Sittwe (Myanmar). To cross SE Bangladesh and N Myanmar coasts bet Cox’s Bazar and Kyaukpyu around noon of 14th May as VSCS, according to Indian MET.

According to the Lead International Forecaster Jason Nicholls, Extremely Severe CS Mocha is now the equivalent of a strong Cat 3 hurricane. Mocha can peak as a Cat 4 hurricane equivalent before making landfall as a VSCS (Cat 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent) between Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and Kyaukpyu, Myanmar, on Sunday, local time.

No Direct impact to Sri Lanka.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Northern provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of showers may occur elsewhere over the country.

Strong winds about (40-45) kmph can be expected at times over the Island.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.