Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cyclonic Storm Roanu

Cyclonic Storm Roanu was a relatively weak tropical cyclone that caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during May 2016. It is the first tropical cyclone of the annual cyclone season. Roanu originated from a low pressure area that formed south of Sri Lanka. It gradually drifted north and intensified into a cyclonic storm on 19 May. However, wind shear and land interaction caused it to weaken slightly, before reintensifying as it accelerated towards the coast of Bangladesh.
So far, Roanu is responsible for at least 71 deaths in Sri Lanka and another 24 deaths in Bangladesh. Roanu also brought torrential rainfall to the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as it drifted in a generally northeastward direction, close to the coast.

Formed 17 May 2016
Dissipated Currently active
(Remnant low after 22 May)

Highest winds 3-minute sustained: 85 km/h (50 mph)
1-minute sustained: 100 km/h (65 mph)
Lowest pressure 983 hPa (mbar); 29.03 inHg

Fatalities 95 total, 132 missing
Damage Moderate
Areas affected Bangladesh, Myanmar, East coast of India, Sri Lanka

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