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Super Cyclonic Storm Bulbul
Super cyclonic storm (IMD scale)
Category 5 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Cyclone Bulbul
Cyclone Bulbul at peak strength
FormedOctober 21, 2020
DissipatedOctober 30, 2020
(Extratropical after October 29)
Highest winds3-minute sustained: 250 km/h (155 mph)
1-minute sustained:
280 km/h (175 mph)
Lowest pressure910 hPa (mbar); 26.87 inHg
Fatalities> 378,540 total (Second-deadliest tropical cyclone on record)
Damage$7.18 billion (2020 USD)
Areas affectedThailand, Sumatra, Malaysia, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, South India
Part of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
Cyclone Bulbul was the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean, and one of the most catastrophic tropical cyclones to strike India in recorded history.

Meteorological History

Bulbul 2020 Track - Pory

Map plotting the track and the intensity of the storm, according to the Saffir–Simpson scale

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