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.
Cyclone Amphan is the second pre-monsoon cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal in the last two years.
"Amphan", pronounced as "Um-pun", means sky. The name was given by Thailand in 2004, years ago.
Cyclone Amphan is the equivalent to Category-5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as per NASA.
The storm is expected to bring strong winds, storm surge and flooding to coastal areas of West Bengal in India and Bangladesh.
Light to moderate rainfall has been predicted in Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya, which may also be impacted by the storm.