Cyclone Amphan: Did you know this about the super cyclone?

First Published 20, May 2020, 2:13 PM

Cyclone Amphan is expected to strike Bengal on May 20 as an extremely severe cyclonic storm. Here are a few facts about cyclone Amphan.
 

<p><br />
Cyclone Amphan is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal in the last two years.</p>


Cyclone Amphan is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal in the last two years.

<p><br />
"Amphan", pronounced as "Um-pun", means sky. The name was given by Thailand in 2004, years ago.<br />
&nbsp;</p>


"Amphan", pronounced as "Um-pun", means sky. The name was given by Thailand in 2004, years ago.
 

<p>Cyclone Amphan is the equivalent to Category-5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as per NASA.</p>

Cyclone Amphan is the equivalent to Category-5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as per NASA.

<p><br />
The storm is expected to bring strong winds, storm surge and flooding to coastal areas of West Bengal in India and Bangladesh.</p>


The storm is expected to bring strong winds, storm surge and flooding to coastal areas of West Bengal in India and Bangladesh.

<p><br />
Light to moderate rainfall has been predicted in Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya, which may also be impacted by the storm.<br />
&nbsp;</p>


Light to moderate rainfall has been predicted in Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya, which may also be impacted by the storm.
 

loader