The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on May 13, 2013. Mahasen lacked a distinct eye, but still sported a rough apostrophe shape typical of strong storms. Clouds extended along the coast of India and over Sri Lanka.
The JTWC reported that the storm was located roughly 630 nautical miles (1,170 kilometers) south-southwest of Kolkata (Calcutta). The JTWC forecast map showed Mahasen moving northward over the Bay of Bengal before turning slightly toward the northeast, making landfall around May 16.
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center Accessed May 13, 2013.
- Unisys (2013, May 13) Mahasen Tracking Information. Accessed May 13, 2013.
- Aqua - MODIS
NASA: Indian Ocean - Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - 13.05.13
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