Cyclone Mahasen is moving northeastwards over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to make landfall on Friday morning north of the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong.

The UN said about 8.2 million people in northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar would be affected, adding Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar areas could face the worst of a tidal surge and heavy rains. Residents from affected regions are relocated to temporary shelters as they prepare for the impending storm. —Photos by Agencies

A Rakhine Buddhist woman and her child, whose family took temporarily shelter in a monastery because of the arrival of the Cyclone Mahasen, sits on the floor with their belongings at a Buddhist monastery in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar. —AP Photo
A Rakhine Buddhist woman and her child, whose family took temporarily shelter in a monastery because of the arrival of the Cyclone Mahasen, sits on the floor with their belongings at a Buddhist monastery in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar. —AP Photo
Muslim Rohingya women sit inside a tent at Mansi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Sittwe. Boats carrying scores of Rohingya Muslims fleeing a cyclone have capsized off Myanmar's coast, the UN said on May 14, heightening fears over the storm which threatens camps for tens of thousands of displaced people. —AFP Photo
Muslim Rohingya women sit inside a tent at Mansi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Sittwe. Boats carrying scores of Rohingya Muslims fleeing a cyclone have capsized off Myanmar's coast, the UN said on May 14, heightening fears over the storm which threatens camps for tens of thousands of displaced people. —AFP Photo
A boy dismantles his tent before moving to safer grounds in light of an approaching cyclone, in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp for Muslims, outside Sittwe. —Reuters Photo
A boy dismantles his tent before moving to safer grounds in light of an approaching cyclone, in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp for Muslims, outside Sittwe. —Reuters Photo
A storm lights up the sky above the Yangon river. Myanmar on May 12 began moving people into emergency shelters as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region which is home to tens of thousands of internal refugees. —AFP Photo
A storm lights up the sky above the Yangon river. Myanmar on May 12 began moving people into emergency shelters as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region which is home to tens of thousands of internal refugees. —AFP Photo
Thandawli villagers listen as they are briefed by UN and government officials about cyclone Mahasen at a Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp outside of Sittwe. —Reuters Photo
Thandawli villagers listen as they are briefed by UN and government officials about cyclone Mahasen at a Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp outside of Sittwe. —Reuters Photo
Bangladeshi fishermen sit on their boat on the banks of the river Kornofuli, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Cyclone Mahasen is expected to make landfall early Friday. The storm was heading toward Chittagong, Bangladesh, but could shift east and deliver a more direct hit on Rakhine state in Myanmar. —AP Photo
Bangladeshi fishermen sit on their boat on the banks of the river Kornofuli, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Cyclone Mahasen is expected to make landfall early Friday. The storm was heading toward Chittagong, Bangladesh, but could shift east and deliver a more direct hit on Rakhine state in Myanmar. —AP Photo
Novice Buddhist monks play in the shallow sea in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen. —AP PhotoThandawli villagers listen as they are briefed by UN and government officials about cyclone Mahasen at a Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp outside of Sittwe. —Reuters Photo
Novice Buddhist monks play in the shallow sea in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen. —AP PhotoThandawli villagers listen as they are briefed by UN and government officials about cyclone Mahasen at a Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp outside of Sittwe. —Reuters Photo
Fishing boats are tied up in the harbour of Chittagong during preparations for the expected arrival of Cyclone Mahasen. —AFP Photo
Fishing boats are tied up in the harbour of Chittagong during preparations for the expected arrival of Cyclone Mahasen. —AFP Photo

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