Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MAARUTHA-17
in Myanmar
Current Green alert for wind impact. 16 Apr 2017 00 UTC
Myanmar

Current storm status

This tropical cyclone is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Up to 3.5 million people can be affected by wind speeds of tropical storm strength or above.

Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is: No people affected
Maximum windspeed: 83 km/h
Vulnerability of affected countries: High

Bulletin Timeline

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
2
GREEN
15 Apr 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 15.3, 91.3
3
GREEN
16 Apr 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 16.3, 92.3
3
GREEN
16 Apr 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 18.1, 93.9
3
GREEN
17 Apr 2017 00:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 19.8, 95.4

Wind

Up to 3.5 million people can be affected by wind speeds of tropical storm strength or above.

Affected countries

Country
Myanmar

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Irrawaddy Myanmar 6.3 million people
Arakan State Myanmar 2.5 million people
Pegu Myanmar 4.8 million people
Magwe Myanmar 4.1 million people
Mandalay Myanmar 5.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Taungup Rakhine Myanmar City - 350 km
Shwedaung Bago Myanmar City - 408 km
Pye Bago Myanmar City - 417 km
Thayetmyo Magway Myanmar City 96000 people 453 km
Minbu Magway Myanmar City 56000 people 508 km

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gwa GWA 3 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 283 km
Manaung MGU 6 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 318 km
Sandoway SNW 6 Civ. Paved No 4700 320 km
Prome PRU 37 Civ. Paved No 4500 421 km
Magway MWQ 84 Civ. Unpaved No 4600 511 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Sandoway Myanmar 327 km
Prome Myanmar 415 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Taungnawin Taungnawin Creek -99 454 km
Sunchaung Sun Creek -99 552 km
Natmouk -99 566 km

StormSurge

No locations affected by storm surge > 10 cm

Rainfall

Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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