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SASTM Newsflash - Cyclone intensifies over Bangladesh, Myanmar

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Cyclone intensifies over Bangladesh, Myanmar

14 Tue, May 2013

 

Myanmar and Bangladesh are gearing up for tropical cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to make landfall on Thursday. It is gathering strength over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to become a potential major threat to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Ports in both countries have been advised to take precautionary measures as the cyclone moved slightly towards the North West on Sunday.

Meteorologists said it was uncertain whether the cyclone would hit Rakhine over the next days or turn further west to neighbouring Bangladesh, but heavy rains and strong winds were likely to hit regardless.

The cyclone may also affect North Bay, adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh and the maritime ports.

Rain or thunder showers are expected to occur at few places over the Odisha coast in India during the next 24 hours.

Communicated By: Business Travel Now

 


 

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