|Severe tropical cyclone|
|Category 5 tropical cyclone (SSHS)|
|Bapo at Peak.|
|Formed||December 18, 2044|
|Dissipated||January 18, 2045|
|Highest winds|| 10-minute sustained:|
285 km/h (180 mph)
305 km/h (190 mph)
|Lowest pressure|| 881 mbar (hPa); 26.02 inHg|
|Damage||$50 billion (2044-2045 USD)|
|Part of the 2044-2045 South Atlantic Cyclone Season|
Cyclone Bapo was the most intense South Atlantic tropical cyclone on barometric pressure wise. It made landfall in Namibia, Africa at peak intensity submerging hundreds of coastal villages killing at least 40,000 people. It continued inland with winds between 70-155MPH killing another 160,000 people. It moved over the Makgadikgadi Pan, strengthening back to a Category 4 storm and moved north, weakening to a Category 1 storm as it flattened towns. It also gave the dessert much needed rain. Although it gave the desserts rain, it completely destroyed important rain forests, killing another 76,000 people. In all, Bapo killed 276,000 people and caused $50 billion in damages. It was the worst natural disaster in Africa's history.
Due to Bapo's strength, the name "Bapo" was replaced with "Bopa".