Tropical Cyclone Sidr was the fourth named storm of the 2007 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.
09 May 2022
14 November 2007
By Jochen Kerkmann (EUMETSAT)
The storm formed in the central part of the Bay of Bengal, and quickly strengthened to reach peak sustained wind speeds of 215km/h, which made it a Category-4 equivalent tropical cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The storm made landfall near Bangladesh on 15 November at around 17:00 UTC causing large-scale evacuations and thousands of casualties.
The AVHRR image below shows Sidr a few hours before landfall, as a well-developed system with a distinct eye, a large Central Dense Overcast (CDO) area and a pronounced upper level outflow indicated by the cirrus clouds.
Track of Sidr (source: CIMSS)