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23 May 2013 description


  • On the morning of 16 May, cyclonic storm Mahasen made landfall in Patuakhali district in southern Bangladesh moved forward to the northeast away from Myanmar, weakened and dissipated on 17 May.

  • Relevant storm tracking sites stopped tracking the weather system once it moved over northern Bangladesh early on 17 May.

  • 7 deaths were reported by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  • The Government of Bangladesh reported 14 deaths, 65 injured persons.

23 May 2013 description


  • On May 16, cyclonic storm Mahasen struck southern Bangladesh, bringing heavy rains and winds up to 95 km/h (60 mph).

  • Myanmar was spared much impact from the cyclone, since the storm took a more westerly track than anticipated then dissipated on 17 May.

  • The storm's effects were limited to some rain and waves in northwestern areas, with 2 m (6.6 ft) waves reported in Maungdaw Township.

15 May 2013 description


• Possible cyclone threat to Chittagong division (Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Noakhali coastal belts) in Bangladesh and Rakhine State in Myanmar and may hit these districts on late Tuesday/Wednesday.

• Some information channels predict it could be affecting with the same magnitude of Cyclone Nargis (category 4).

• Discussion and preparation between MoHs and EHA in WCO BAN and WCO MMR are underway.