Cyclone Mocha, a tropical cyclone, made landfall in Bangladesh and Myanmar on May 16, 2021. The storm brought heavy rainfall and strong winds with gusts up to 80 km/h (50 mph). In Bangladesh, the cyclone caused flooding in several coastal districts, including Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. In Myanmar, the storm caused considerable destruction in the Rakhine State, with reports of damaged homes and downed trees.
At least three people have been killed in Bangladesh and one person in Myanmar as a result of the storm. The Bangladesh government has deployed military personnel to assist in relief efforts, and the United Nations has pledged to provide aid to affected areas.
The cyclone is expected to move westward, where it will weaken before dissipating in the Bay of Bengal.