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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MORA-17
in Bangladesh, Indiafrom 27 May 2017 18:00 UTC to 29 May 2017 00:00 UTC
Automatic impact report for tropical cyclone MORA-17
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Current Orange alert for wind impact in Bangladesh, India as of 29 May 2017 00:00:00 UTC

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

Current storm status

This report is for advisory number 11 of tropical cyclone MORA-17 issued at 30 May 2017 06:00 UTC (GDACS Event ID 1000357, Latest episode ID: 11, inserted at 29 May 2017 00:49 UTC ).

Current impact estimate:

  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 11.326 million
  • Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 120 km/h)
  • Vulnerability of affected countries: High

Impact of Extreme Wind

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Cloud map
Cloud map. Track and wind-buffer map. Green area: Area that can be affected by winds of more than 64 km/h (Tropical Storm strength). Orange area: Same, for winds of more than 92 km/h. Red area: Same, for winds above 120 km/h (Hurricane or Typhoon strength) (Source: JRC)
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast. The zoomed map on the last track. (Source: JRC)

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Event time line

The storm evolution is shown in the table below. Alert levels and population estimates are related to the area from a point to the next.

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
1
GREEN
27 May 2017 18:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 14, 88.7
2
GREEN
28 May 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 14.2, 88.9
3
GREEN
28 May 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 14.8, 90.4
4
GREEN
28 May 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 15.8, 91.2
5
GREEN
28 May 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 16.3, 91
6
GREEN
29 May 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 93 km/h (57 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 17, 90.9
6
ORANGE
29 May 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 18.7, 91
6
ORANGE
30 May 2017 00:00 Category 1 120 km/h (75 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 21.1, 91.2
6
ORANGE
30 May 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 93 km/h (57 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 24, 91.5
6
GREEN
31 May 2017 00:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 26.5, 92.4

Previous advisories

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorDate (UTC)CategoryMaximum sustained
wind speed (km/h)
Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Affected countries
1 27 May 2017 18:00 Category 1 120 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
2 28 May 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
3 28 May 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
4 28 May 2017 12:00 Category 1 120 7.9 million Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
5 28 May 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan
6 29 May 2017 00:00 Category 1 120 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan
7 29 May 2017 06:00 Category 1 120 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
8 29 May 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
9 29 May 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 102 No people affected Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
10 30 May 2017 00:00 Category 1 120 11.3 million Bangladesh, India
11 30 May 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 102 11 million Bangladesh, India

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Data resources

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About the data

JRC set up an automatic routine that includes the Tropical Cyclone (TC) bulletins produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) into a single database, covering all TC basins.

JRC calculates areas affected by high winds (wind buffers at 39, 58 and 74mph). This is done using the maximum reported wind radius (maximum of 4 quadrants) or, in case no wind radii are provided, through a regression analysis based on historical data. JRC also calculates the area affected by storm surge using HyFlux2 (hydrodynamic software).

Sources for data on critical infrastructure are: JRC NUMAS database (nuclear plants), ESRI (hydro dams, 1996), Global Discovery (airports, ports and cities).

Population data is from LandScan 2014.

Disclaimer

While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.