NASA Measures Rainfall from Cyclone Amphan

May 19, 2020

NASA Measures Rainfall from Cyclone Amphan

GPM IMERG estimated rainfall totals from Cyclone Amphan from May 16 - 19, 2020. Credit: Owen Kelly (NASA GSFC)

GPM IMERG estimated rainfall totals from Cyclone Amphan from May 16 - 19, 2020. Credit: Owen Kelly (NASA GSFC)

NASA monitored the heavy rain associated with Tropical Cyclone Amphan as it made landfall at 0900 UTC (2:30 PM local time) on May 20, 2020. Landfall occurred near the India-Bangladesh border along the northern edge of the Bay of Bengal. At the time of the most recent satellite observation used to generate this image (0900 UTC, May 20), heavy rain had started falling along the coast but large accumulations had not yet occurred over land. So far the largest rainfall accumulation from Amphan has fallen over the Bay of Bengal on May 18 while Amphan was at category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.