Odisha and parts of North east India to receive heavy rainfall from the MORA cyclone

  1. A deep depression, Mora has now become a cyclonic storm and is expected to hit Bangladesh coast in the next 24 hours.
  2. After Bangladesh, it will move forward up to North Eastern region of India in next 24 hours.
  3. This is the second cyclone in North India ocean season the first cyclone to hit the coasts was ‘Maarutha’ which was formed in April 2007.
  4. The consequence of the first cyclone was that it took lives of three people in Myanmar.
  5. It triggered heavy rainfall in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Facts about Mora Cyclone.

  1. The maximum sustained wind speed within 48 kilometers of the deep depression center is about 50-60 kilometers per hour
  2. The storm that has brought devastation in Sri Lanka and claimed the lives of at-least 164 people, now centers within 500 km of Bangladesh coast.

Future Prediction.

  1. Rainfall might reach up to 160mm (6 inches) in Bangladesh which means there could be flood conditions.
  2. Wind could gain speed of 100-130kmph and turn into severe cyclonic storm.
  3. It will dissipate within two days of landfall as it encounters the land features over Bangladesh and adjoining hills in the North-Eastern States of India.

Formation of these Cyclones. 

  1. cyclones tend to form between April and December, with the two peaks in May and November every year in Indian ocean.

2017 Cyclones and their effects in brief.


MAARUTHA (April 15-17), Speed (75km/hr), Land area affected (Myanmar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands).

MORA(May28-still on), Speed(85km/hr), Land area affected(Sri Lanka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bengal, Bangladesh, Myanmar).

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