Minimize Tropical Cyclone Lehar

This MetOp-A image, acquired at 03:40 UTC by the AVHRR instrument on 26 November 2013, shows Tropical Cyclone Lehar in the Bay of Bengal.

The storm formed in the Pacific Ocean and moved into the Andaman Sea, where it caused damage as a result of the storm's strong winds and left flooding and landslides in its wake. The storm then developed into a Tropical Cyclone as it passed over the Bay of Bengal on approach to the eastern coast of India.

The storm is expected to bring winds as strong as 200 kph and heavy rain and thousands of people have been evacuated from the affected areas in advance of the storm. It is expected to make landfall on 28 November.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2013