Which cyclone came in Odisha in 1999?

Orissa was battered by a Super Cyclonic Storm on 29 October, 1999 that made landfall near Paradip (43976). The estimated maximum wind speed reached 260-270 kmph in the core area which produced a huge storm surge that led to sea-level elevation of more than 20 feet and took away valuable lives of nearly 10,000 people.

Which state was hit by a cyclone in 1999?

Bhubaneswar: On October 29, 1999, a super cyclone with a wind speed of 300 mph had struck Odisha, making it probably the greatest cyclonic disaster ever recorded in the last century.

When did super cyclone hit Orissa *?

The storm was the most severe to strike Odisha in the 20th century, raking the state and adjacent areas with high storm surge, powerful winds, and torrential rainfall….1999 Odisha cyclone.

Super cyclonic storm (IMD scale)
The cyclone on 29 October at its record peak intensity, as it made landfall on Odisha
Formed 25 October 1999

Where was the super cyclone held in Odisha?

The severe cyclonic storm made landfall in Odisha’s Balasore district on the morning of 26 May 2021, affecting 60 lakh people in 11,000 villages and caused financial losses to the tune of Rs 610 crore.

What is the name of super cyclone?


Name Dates as a super cyclonic storm Areas affected
Odisha October 28 – 29, 1999 Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India
Gonu June 6, 2007 Oman, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Pakistan
Kyarr October 27 – 29, 2019 Western India, Oman, United Arab Emirates Socotra, Somalia
Amphan May 18 – 19, 2020 Sri Lanka, Eastern India, Bangladesh

What is called super cyclone?

A rapidly-rotating storm system characterised by spiral arrangement of thunderstorms rains, a low-pressure centre, strong winds, is what is known as a super cyclone. They form over large bodies of warm water, deriving their energy from water evaporation from the surface of the ocean.