Warm waters in Bay of Bengal fuel Tropical Cyclone Lehar

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    17 minutes ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    12 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - N of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Mistassini, Québec, Canada

    18 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 46 km ESE of Peace River, Canada

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    27 minutes ago WARNING

  • Snow Squall - Orillia, Ontario, Canada

    33 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    53 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Tallahassee, FL WFO Region, US

    54 minutes ago WATCH

  • Snowfall - Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 20 km SW of Taupo, New Zealand

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Syracuse, NY Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Cold - Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Meander River, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Blowing Snow - Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blowing Snow - S of Eastmain, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Munising, MI Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Anmatjere, Northern Territory, Australia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Walpole, Western Australia, Australia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - NE of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Rainfall - Natashquan, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Eastmain, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Kangirsuk, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme cold - Shanxi Province, China

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Iran and Caspian Sea

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zhem Basin, SE of Zhem River, Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilindoni, Lindi and Pwani, Tanzania

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tanjungpinang, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hari Basin, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aurangabad, Bihar, India

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Nagchu, Xizang, China

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Hechi, Guangxi, China

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Greece

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - W of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Hearst, Ontario, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

November 26, 2013

As Tropical Cyclone Lehar moves west across the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Agency (IMD) has issued a national bulletin about the severe nature of the storm. The bulletin indicates that IMD expects extensive damage to makeshift homes, often made of mud (called “kutcha houses”), as well as disruption of power and communication lines, disruption of rail and road traffic, flying debris, flooding of escape routes, and extensive damage to agricultural crops. TC Lehar is expected cross the Andhra Pradesh coast around noon on November 28, local time.

As reported by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department, TC Lehar is potentially much stronger than TC Helen, which struck the same area of coast about a week ago, forcing thousands to evacuate. TC Helen caused power outages and extensive damage to local agriculture. Now, with recently saturated soils, the area is considered more vulnerable to additional impacts. In a press release today, IMD warns that isolated “extremely heavy [rain] falls” are expected along with gale-force winds, reaching sustained speeds of 170-180 kph (105- 112 mph) gusting to 200 kph (124 mph).

Remarkably, on October 12, just about six weeks ago, India’s Bay of Bengal coast was hit by the most powerful storm to strike there in 14 years, TC Phailin. Despite significant damage caused by TC Phailin and TC Helen, the situation could have been much worse. India has achieved major advancements in its disaster risk reduction strategies, and now prepares for cyclones with early evacuations and the pre-positioning of emergency personnel and equipment.

For more information:
• Visit the PDC Weather Wall,
• Read a story about TC Phailin’s approach or post-impact,
• View recent NASA satellite images, and
• View the latest NOAA satellite images.

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