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Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) Forecast to Maintain Intensity

12.7N 86.3E

May 12th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) – May 10th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Mahasen  (01B) - May 11th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 01B

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) is locatedabout 600 km west-southwest of Car Nicobar, 700 km northeast of Trincomalee, 850 km southeast of Chennai and 1450 km south-southwest of Chittagong.

The storm is forecast to maintain intensity in the next 24 hours, and move northwestwards during the next 36 hours, recurving thereafter northeast 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.

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