Superstorm Threatens Everest Summit Bid

Superstorm Threatens Everest Summit Bid
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As the Chinese headed up Everest for their second summit attempt on the weekend, everything seemed under control. A list of 12 members of the survey team chosen for the summit was released yesterday, and they were due to reach the North Col today. China’s National Meteorological Centre had issued an optimistic weather forecast, which was shared by numerous free online sites.   However, almost all other reports showed a radically different picture: A super-cyclone is forming in the Bay of Bengal. High-altitude meteorological expert Michael Fagin of EverestWeather.com told ExplorersWeb of the menacing storm:   “A category 5 cyclone [dubbed Cyclone Amphan] is currently in the Bay of Bengal, with 240 kph winds and gusts up to 300kph,” he said. “This is forecast to move northeast and will make landfall Wednesday morning, May 20. As it moves inland, it... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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