Cyclone Amphan facts for kids
|Super cyclonic storm (IMD scale)|
|Category 5 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)|
|Formed||16 May 2020|
|Dissipated||21 May 2020|
|Highest winds||3-minute sustained: 240 km/h (150 mph)
1-minute sustained: 260 km/h (160 mph)
|Lowest pressure||925 hPa (mbar); 27.32 inHg|
|Damage||> $13.35 billion (2020 USD)
(Costliest on record in the North Indian Ocean)
|Areas affected||Sri Lanka, India (Andaman Islands, Odisha, West Bengal), Bangladesh, Bhutan|
|Part of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season|
Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan was a very powerful tropical cyclone that caused a lot of damage in East India and Bangladesh in May 2020. It caused over US$13 billion dollars of damage and killed a total of 118 people. It was the strongest cyclone to hit the Ganges Delta since Cyclone Sidr in 2007.
It formed on the 16 May in the Bay of Bengal and tracked into the Ganges Delta before dissipating on the 21 May.
Images for kids
Prime Minister Narendra Modi making an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan affected areas of West Bengal on May 22, 2020.
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