The diameter of the 1999 super cyclone was 200 km. Amphan has weakened slightly since, but the storm is still being designated as an 'extremely severe cyclone'. Super Cyclone Amphan became the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal on May 18, after intensifying with sustained wind speeds of up to 270 kilometers per hour (165 miles per hours). 1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India. That storm had wind speeds of up to 260 kilometers per hour. This is the first super cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal since the 1999 super cyclone that hit the Odisha coast and killed more than 9,000 people. This date is deeply etched in the memories of people of Odisha. A massive cyclone has swept through the state of Orissa in eastern India, killing an unknown number of people and leaving thousands more homeless. The extent of the damage is difficult to determine. The area is almost impossible to reach, as the cyclone … Bhubaneswar: October 29, 1999. In 1999, a super cyclone hit the state of Odisha, killing 10,000 people and leaving 15 million homeless. It was the day when tragedy struck in the form of a Super Cyclone which ripped through many parts of the … It had first originated as a depression in the Andaman sea but strengthened to an intense storm and took a northwesterly path.