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Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) Moving Closer to Bangladesh

14.2N 84.3E

May 15th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) – May 14th, 2013

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

Track of TC 01B

As of 1730 IST (1200 UTC), May 14 2013,  Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) was located near latitude 14.5°N and longitude 86°E, about 850 km northwest of Port Blair, 460 km southeast of Visakhapatnam, 650 km south-southeast of Paradip and 1060 km 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 75 km/h (45 mph), gusting to 95 km/h (60 mph). Estimated minimum central pressure is at 996 hPa.

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