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30 May 2017 description

SG/SM/18542

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the devastating impact caused by Cyclone Mora on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The United Nations stands ready to scale up its support to the Government-led response efforts in both countries.

For information media. Not an official record.

30 May 2017 description
report UNOSAT

Overview

Mora-17 is a category 1 tropical cyclone which strongly affected the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh. This cyclone originally came from the Indian ocean (Bay of Bengal) at a speed of about 39 km/h. On 30 May 2017, tropical cyclone Mora-17 made landfall first on Cox’s Bazar District and a few hours later in the Chittagong Districts with a maximum sustainable wind speed of 130 km/h. The tropical cyclone is expected to move to the northeast of India in the next few hours however strong winds might still cause floods and mudslides.

30 May 2017 description
report Government of India

The severe cyclonic storm ‘MORA’ over Bangladesh coast moved further north- northeastward during past 06 hours with a speed of 33 kmph, weakened into a cyclonic storm and lay centred at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 30th May, 2017 over Bangladesh and adjoining Mizoram & Tripura near Latitude 23.6ºN and Longitude 92.1ºE, about 60 km west of Aizawal and 140 km southwest of Silchar.

The system is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further into a deep depression during next three hours and into a depression in subsequent six hrs.

30 May 2017 description

COX’S BAZAR AND KHEPUPARA RADAR OBSERVATION INDICATE THAT THE COAST CROSSING SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ MOVED NORTHWARDS AND CROSSED COX’S BAZAR – CHITTAGONG COAST NEAR KUTUBDIA DURING 06 AM TO 12 NOON TODAY (30 MAY 2017) AND WEAKENED GRADUALLY. IT NOW LIES OVER RANGAMATI REGION AND ADJOINING AREA AS A LAND DEEP DEPRESSION. IT IS LIKELY TO MOVE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION FURTHER AND WEAKEN GRADUALLY BY GIVING PRECIPITATION.

30 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 69,574 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 28 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder arriving in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 198,346 arrivals across the region through 28 May 2016.

IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) reported deaths on three Mediterranean Sea routes now top 1,569, with several new reports arriving Monday of remains of migrants discovered in the waters between Libya and Italy.

30 May 2017 description

30 May, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur. The impact of Cyclone Mora is being felt along coastal areas of Bangladesh which made landfall in south east Bangladesh this morning.

The cyclone hit the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong with winds of between 89 -117 kilometers per hour. High winds and heavy rains are currently being experienced and the Bangladesh meteorological office has warned that coastal districts could face flooding as a result of 4-5 metre storm surges along the sea front.

30 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

More than 11 million people in Bangladesh are expected to be impacted by Cyclone Mora, a slow-moving weather system that is set to drench the eastern part of the country from today.

The country’s meteorological department has issued the highest warning system known as “great danger level 10” for people in the coastal districts of Bangladesh.

30 May 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Cyclone Mora has left a trail of destruction in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people and flattening homes. Hundreds of thousands of people had to be moved from low-lying coastal areas.

Cyclone Mora lashed Bangladesh's southeast coast early Tuesday, packing storm surges and gusts of more than 135 kilometers (85 miles) per hour, officials said.

The low-lying delta nation had bumped up its weather danger alert to its highest level and moved more than 450,000 people to shelters as the storm approached.

30 May 2017 description

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Mora was first developed on 27 May 2017 in the Bay of Bengal. The TC Mora has been pulled north by upper-level steering winds. On that course, the intensifying cyclone will probably make a landfall later today, Tuesday, 30 May 2017, in the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar as the equivalent of a stronger tropical storm or a low-end Category 1 cyclone, according to the ASEAN Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS). At its peak, it will carry sustained winds of up to 120 kph with gustiness reaching up to 148 kph.

29 May 2017 description

THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ (ECP 990 HPA) OVER NORTH BAY AND ADJOINING EAST CENTRAL BAY MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTHWARDS AND LIES OVER THE SAME AREA (NEAR LAT 20.2°N AND LONG 91.4°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 03 AM TODAY (THE 30 MAY 2017) ABOUT 230 KMS SOUTH OF CHITTAGONG PORT, 150 KMS SOUTH OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 320 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MONGLA PORT AND 235 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO MOVE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND MAY CROSS CHITTAGONG - COX’S BAZAR COAST BY MORNING OF 30 MAY 2017.

29 May 2017 description
report Government of India

TIME OF ISSUE: 0230 HOURS IST
DATED: 30 .05.2017

Sub: Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘MORA’ over northeast & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal

29 May 2017 description

According to the information of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), there is a chance of heavy to very heavy rainfall over places of Chittagong division during next 24 hours. As a result, water level may rapidly increase in rivers of SouthEastern part of bangladesh namely Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Rangamati, Feni and Comilla districts in next 24 hours commencing 3PM today. (BMD Last update: 29-05-2017)

29 May 2017 description

THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ (ECP 990 HPA) OVER NORTH BAY AND ADJOINING EAST CENTRAL BAY MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTHWARDS AND LIES OVER THE SAME AREA (NEAR LAT 19.0°N AND LONG 91.3°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 09 PM TODAY (THE 29 MAY 2017) ABOUT 360 KMS SOUTH OF CHITTAGONG PORT, 280 KMS SOUTH OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 430 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MONGLA PORT AND 350 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER, MOVE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND MAY CROSS CHITTAGONG - COX’S BAZAR COAST BY MORNING OF 30 MAY 2017.

29 May 2017 description
report UNOSAT

Overview

Mora-17 is a category 1 tropical cyclone moving north, over the Indian ocean (Bay of Bengal) at a speed of about 15 km/h. Tropical cyclone Mora-17 is predicted to approach the Chittagong Division, Bangladesh on 29 May 2017 and to make landfall early morning on Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong Districts on 30 May 2017 with a maximum sustainable wind speed of 150 km/h. The tropical cyclone is then expected to move northern to the Khagrachhari District and latter reach the Sylhet Division (30 May 2017).