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Cyclonic Storm Mahasen (01B) Forecast to Maintain Intensity

14.1N 82.9E

May 15th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) – May 13th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Mahasen  (01B) - May 14th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 01B

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) is located near latitude 17.0°N and longitude 87.5°E, about 850 km (530 mi) northwest of Portblair, 600 km (370 mi) south-southwest of Kolkata, 380 km (240 mi) southeast of Paradip and 750 km (470 mi) southwest of Chittagong.

The storm is forecast to maintain intensity and move northeastwards and cross the Bangladesh coast close to Chittagong by late hours of 16 May. Sustained maximum surface wind speed is estimated at 45 knots, gusting to 55 knots. Estimated minimum central pressure is at 990 hPa. Dvorak intensity of the storm is at T3.0.

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