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Bay of Bengal

Cyclone FOUR-16 in India

See GDACS page for this event.

Tropical Cyclone Lehar

Initiated in response to this GDACS alert.

Data will be made available in the eSurge database.

Tropical Cyclone Phailin

Tropical Cylone Phailin occurred in the Bay of Bengal in October 2013. It made landfall late on Saturday 12th October 2013, in the Indian states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

Tropical Storm Mahasen (2013)

Tropical storm Mahasen made landfall in Southern Bangladesh on 16th May 2013. Before landfall significant storm surge was predicted and warnings were issued, however in the event only a small surge materialised. Significant damage, and at least 13 fatalities, were nevertheless caused by winds and rain induced flooding.

Meteorological History

Cyclone Thane (2011)

Cyclone Thane was a very severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. It made landfall on the Puducherry coast on the morning of 30th December 2011, causing a storm surge of around 1m along the low lying coastal areas of Cuddalore, Puducherry and Villuparam districts.

Meteorological history.

Cyclone Aila (2009)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila hit the west Bengal coast at 88E, west of the Bangladesh border, on 25th May 2009. It caused a storm surge of 2-3m above tide levels along the west Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, with severe devastation to these areas.

Meteorological history.

Cyclone Nargis (2008)

Cyclone Nargis was the worst natural disaster in the history of Myanmar, with over 140,000 fatalities estimated, mostly due to the storm surge, which reached 3m in many parts of the country.

Meteorological history

Cyclone Sidr (2007)

Tropical cyclone Sidr was a category 5 cyclone which made landfall in Bangladesh on November 15 2007, causing a storm surge of up to 5m across much of the country. It was one of the worst natural disasters to occur in Bangladesh, with estimates of up to 10,000 deaths. 

Meteorological history