Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MAARUTHA-17
in Myanmar
Current Orange alert for wind impact. 16 Apr 2017 06 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 15.9 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)
1
GREEN
15 Apr 2017 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) no people no people 14.3, 90.2
2
GREEN
15 Apr 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) <1000 people no people 15.3, 91.3
3
GREEN
16 Apr 2017 00:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) 460000 people no people 16.3, 92.3
4
GREEN
16 Apr 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) 6 million people no people 16.8, 92.6
4
ORANGE
16 Apr 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 14.5 million people no people 18.9, 94.5
4
GREEN
17 Apr 2017 06:00 Tropical depression 46 km/h (29 mph) no people no people 21.1, 96.3
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.

Wind

Up to 15.9 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
Karen State Myanmar 1 million people
Shan State Myanmar 3.8 million people
Sagaing Myanmar 4.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bassein Ayeyarwaddy Myanmar City - 227 km
Kangyidaung Ayeyarwaddy Myanmar City - 245 km
Ngathainggyaung Ayeyarwaddy Myanmar City - 271 km
Yegyi Ayeyarwaddy Myanmar City - 275 km
Taungup Rakhine Myanmar City - 286 km
Kyaukpyu Rakhine Myanmar City - 308 km
Kyangin Ayeyarwaddy Myanmar City - 329 km
Monyo Bago Myanmar City - 335 km
Shwedaung Bago Myanmar City - 348 km
Pye Bago Myanmar City - 357 km
Paungde Bago Myanmar City 36000 people 360 km
Gyobingauk Bago Myanmar City - 360 km
Nattalin Bago Myanmar City - 360 km
Zigon Bago Myanmar City - 363 km
Thayetmyo Magway Myanmar City 96000 people 391 km
Minbu Magway Myanmar City 56000 people 445 km
Yenangyaung Magway Myanmar City 100000 people 471 km
Ela Mandalay Myanmar City - 495 km
Pyinmana Mandalay Myanmar City 97000 people 501 km
Meiktila Mandalay Myanmar City 170000 people 565 km
Myingyan Mandalay Myanmar City 140000 people 593 km
Taunggyi Shan Myanmar City 150000 people 643 km
Sagang Sagaing Myanmar City - 664 km
Mandalay Mandalay Myanmar Major city 1.1 million people 680 km
Maymyo Mandalay Myanmar City 110000 people 708 km

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gwa GWA 3 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 229 km
Pathein BSX 6 Civ. Paved No 4800 232 km
Manaung MGU 6 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 254 km
Sandoway SNW 6 Civ. Paved No 4700 258 km
Kyaukpyu KYP 6 Civ. Paved No 4600 307 km
Prome PRU 37 Civ. Paved No 4500 361 km
Ann 22 0 362 km
Magway MWQ 84 Civ. Unpaved No 4600 448 km
Lanywa 53 Civ. Paved No 4000 515 km
Meiktila 213 Mil. Unpaved No 5400 569 km
Ste Therese Point 192 Mil. Paved No 8500 576 km
Heho HEH 1176 Civ. Paved Yes 6000 621 km
Mandalay International 91 0 648 km
Annisaton MDL 77 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 677 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Bassein Myanmar 227 km
Sandoway Myanmar 265 km
Kyaukpyu Myanmar 306 km
Prome Myanmar 355 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Taungnawin Taungnawin Creek -99 394 km
Manchaung Mann Creek -99 412 km
Salin Salin Creek -99 470 km
Sunchaung Sun Creek -99 489 km
Natmouk -99 502 km
Kinda Panlaung 1986 621 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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