Cyclone Amphan could bring "catastrophic" storm surges

By Edna Onoguete Obehi   2 weeks ago   126
Environment - Top Stories

Cyclone Amphan will approach landfall across portions of India and Bangladesh later this afternoon local time, with wind speeds of 175 kph (109 mph).

CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri said the storm is the equivalent of a Category 2 Atlantic hurricane but it is still a "very potent storm system."

Here's the latest:

  • Amphan's wind speeds are 175 kph with gusts of 215 kph (133 mph).
  • The storm's cloud field is 2,800 kilometers (1,740 miles) long from tip to tail -- that’s the equivalent of the distance from Lisbon to Warsaw. 
  • The cyclone could bring storm surges of up to 5 meters (16.4 feet).

Why that's significant: Amphan became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal on Monday night -- the equivalent to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Though it has since weakened, "the cyclonic energy was in place and quite a bit of water was displaced in advance of it," Javaheri said.

"A storm of this magnitude with the amount of rainfall and the storm surge on the coast could be catastrophic across this region of India and Bangladesh," he said.

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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