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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MAHASEN-13
in Bangladesh, Indiafrom 11 May 2013 12:00 UTC to 16 May 2013 06:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone MAHASEN-13 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 25: (16 May 2013 11:01).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 93 km/h)
  • from 11 May 2013 12:00 UTC to 16 May 2013 06:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 16 May 2013 09:01:53 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  1.1m in Char Fakura, Bangladesh. This height is estimated for 16 May 2013 07:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: TC-2013-000060-BGD (glide) TC-2013-000060-MMR (glide) io0113 (jtwcId) IO012013 (noaaId)

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (114), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), ESURGE (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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Further information and official advisories can be found at the Severe Weather Information Centre of the World Meteorological Organization, by clicking on the Tropical Cyclone symbols on the world map of the site.