Super Cyclone Amphan likely to hit Bengal, here’s all you need to know
By migrator | Tue, 19 May 2020
FACTS | MAY 19, 2020:
Cyclone "Amphan", rightly pronounced as "Um-pun", means sky. The name was given by Thailand in 2004. According to the Press Information Bureau, the next few cyclones will be named Nisarga (suggested by Bangladesh), Gati (India), Nivar (Iran), Burevi (Maldives), Tauktae (Myanmar) and Yaas (Oman).
Amphan is the equivalent of a Category-5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, according to US space agency NASA. The space agency's Aqua satellite passed over the Indian Ocean on Monday and gathered water vapor data that showed the intensity of powerful tropical cyclone.