Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MAARUTHA-17
in Myanmar
Current Green alert for wind impact. 15 Apr 2017 18 UTC

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 2.6 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 Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon)
15 Apr 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) no people no people 14.3, 90.2
15 Apr 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) <1000 people no people 15.3, 91.3
16 Apr 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 93 km/h (57 mph) 640000 people no people 17.2, 92.9
16 Apr 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 2.3 million people no people 18.8, 94.4
17 Apr 2017 06:00 Tropical depression 46 km/h (29 mph) no people no people 20.3, 95.7
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.


Up to 2.6 million people can be affected by wind speeds of tropical storm strength or above.

Affected countries


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 - 503 km
Thayetmyo Magway Myanmar City 96000 people 607 km


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gwa GWA 3 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 433 km
Manaung MGU 6 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 468 km
Sandoway SNW 6 Civ. Paved No 4700 474 km
Magway MWQ 84 Civ. Unpaved No 4600 663 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Sandoway Myanmar 481 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Sunchaung Sun Creek -99 705 km
Natmouk -99 718 km


No locations affected by storm surge > 10 cm


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.