Cyclone 'Mahasen' Situation Report - May 12, 2013
Hazard Type: Cyclone
Location: Coastal Areas of Bangladesh
Reporting Period: 12 May, 2013
The deep depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining area has intensified into a cyclonic storm “Mahasen” (contributed by Sri Lanka) yesterday morning (11th May 2013).
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said that “Mahasen” (with estimated central pressure 998 hpa) over Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved Northwestwards over the same area and was centred at 06 pm today (12th May 2013) about 1410 km South-Southwest of Chittagong port, 1330 km South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port and 1345 km South of Mongla port (near lat 10.50 n and long 87.00 e).
The BMD defines the following characteristics of the cyclonic storm “Mahasen”:
- Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the storm centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts/ squalls.
- Sea remains very rough near the storm centre.
- Steep pressure gradient persists over North Bay.
- Under its influence squally weather may affect North Bay, adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh and the maritime ports.