May 22, 2020,
Northern Indian Ocean
16 - 21 May 2020
Cyclone AMPHAN at its peak intensitiy on 18 May
Source: NASA Worldview
Super Cyclonic Storm AMPHAN reached 1-minute sustained winds of up to 260 kph and became the strongest tropical cyclone in
the North Indian Ocean on record (tied with GONU 2007). It made landfall in the western part of the Ganges Delta and led
to severe storm damage and flooding in West Bengal and low-lying parts of Bangladesh. Precipitation up to 261 mm/24h.