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Cyclone Amphan: NASA satellite tracks 115MPH winds as India braces for storm landfall

“The potent storm is expected to make landfall by midday on May 20 with dangerous wind, rain, storm surges and flooding.

“This image shows the storm at 4.16pm Universal Time (9.45pm India Standard Time) on May 19 as it moved north-northeast over the Bay of Bengal.

“The image is a composite of brightness temperature data acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, overlaid on Black Marble nighttime satellite imagery.”

When the photo was taken, the cyclone was churning out sustained winds of about 100 knots or 115mph (165kph) – the equivalent of a category 3 storm.

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