Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) Forecast to Maintain Intensity11.0N 81.7E
Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) is located near latitude 12°N and longitude 86°E, about 800 km northwest of Car Nicobar, 650 km northeast of Trincomalee, 650 km east-southeast of Chennai and 1280 km south-southwest of Chittagong. The storm is forecast to maintain intensity and move northwards during the next 12 hours, thereafter northeastward towards the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Sustained maximum surface wind speed is estimated at 75 km/h (45 mph), gusting to 95 km/h (60 mph). Estimated minimum central pressure is at 996 hPa.