Cyclone Mocha entry possible in Rajasthan

Cyclone ‘Mocha’ entry possible in Rajasthan

No heat wave alert yet, possibility of cyclone 'Mocha' in Rajasthan instead of heatwave, Yellow alert in Jaipur


The month of May, known for scorching heat, has started but the state is receiving continuous rains which make it seem like the rainy season. After winter, it is as if the weather has jumped straight into monsoon. 

According to the report of the Meteorological Department, the state has received untimely and more than average rains due to continuous Western Disturbance since March. There will be no effect of heat waves till the second week of May, but there is a possibility of a cyclone forming in the south-east of the Bay of Bengal by May 9.

Yellow alert in Jaipur

This series of rain and storm will continue for two-three more days. The Meteorological Center Jaipur has issued a yellow alert for many cities of Rajasthan till May 6. The MeT department has predicted winds with a velocity of 30-40 (KmPH) along with lightning and hailstorm at isolated places in Jaipur (North), Sawai Madhopur, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Sikar districts, and surrounding areas.

Back-to-back Western disturbances 

Because of the back-to-back western disturbances, the temperature of the state came to a standstill and there was a period of rain and hail. On Wednesday too, there was hail and rain in several districts of the state. The mercury in all the districts remained below 40 degrees. The maximum temperature in Jaipur on Wednesday was 32.6 degrees. 

In March suddenly the scorching heat had started, then it seemed that April-May would be very hot this time. But after April, there is no possibility of scorching heat even in the first week of May. According to the Meteorological Department, there will be no change in the weather till May 8. There is no alert regarding the heat wave.

Cyclone danger of 9 in the Bay of Bengal

A cyclone is likely to form in the southeast of the Bay of Bengal by May 9. The MET department has warned fishermen not to venture into this area. 

As per the Director General of Meteorological Department Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, “the cyclone is likely to make landfall on May 9 and its path will be predicted in the next few days. The cyclone is likely to move northwards towards the central Bay of Bengal. The name of the cyclone will be Mocha. Yemen has named it after a port city in the Red Sea.

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