Tropical Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh

15 November 2007 00:00 UTC

Tropical Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh
Tropical Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone Sidr was the fourth named storm of the 2007 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.

Last Updated

09 May 2022

Published on

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.

 

Tropical Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh
Figure 1: Metop-A AVHRR, 15 November 2007, 03:25 UTC
Figure 2: Meteosat-7 IR, 13 November 06:00 UTC-15 November 18:00 UTC

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Track of Sidr (source: CIMSS)