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Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila over the northwest Bay of Bengal

Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila over the northwest Bay of Bengal Image ID 1083
Acquisition date 25-May-2009
Over head time 06:00:00
Satellite Sensor iodc
Sensor Channel(s) Vis

Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila (upper right-hand quadrant) tracking northwards over the Bay of Bengal towards the coast of Bangladesh and Western Bengal. At the time this image was acquired the Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that Aila was at peak intensity as a Category 1 equivalent storm (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) with a sustained 1-minute average wind speed of 65 knots (74.9 mph) and gusts of 80 knots (92.2 mph).

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