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The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra had been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. Bimal Kanti Paul, Harun Rashid, in Climatic Hazards in Coastal Bangladesh, 2017.  Damage from flooding caused by Titli totaled at ₹3,673.1 crore (US$507 million) in Andhra Pradesh, and ₹3,000 crore (US$413 million) in Odisha. Delhi received heavy rains between September 22–24 totaling 58.6 mm, resulting in severe waterlogging. April 11, 2018.  As of 31 May, at least 30 people have died in Oman and Yemen due to Mekunu, including 20 on Socotra, four in Yemen, and six in Oman. At least 69 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh, due to heavy rains from the storm as a low-pressure area. Cyclone Mekunu to spare India, torrential rains in Yemen, Oman, Socotra May 22, 2018 [Hindi] अरब सागर में सीज़न का दूसरा चक्रवात; 26 मई से यमन और ओमान में ‘मेकुनु’ मचाएगा तबाही The names were selected by members of the ESCAP/WMO panel on Tropical Cyclones between 2000 and May 2004, before the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center in New Delhi started to assign names in September 2004. Cyclone watch season begins for Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.  Damage nationwide was about ₹5,400 crore (US$775 million)..  Over the next two days, it became better organized and the IMD reported that it had developed into a low pressure area on May 20, giving it the identifier ARB 03. The two islands are home to three-quarters of the country's 107 000 people. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this was the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the past two years. Two more such projects by the state … On the next day, it crossed into the Andaman Sea and lingered there, organizing further throughout the day, before intensifying into a depression over the Bay of Bengal on November 10, with the IMD designating the system as Depression BOB 09. Winds toppled trees and brought down powerlines across Darwin, leaving more than a third of properties without power. The storm caused widespread flooding and damaged some 1600 houses. Karnataka Bangalore Cyclone Nivar Live November 24 Highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert to South Interior Karnataka districts on November 25 and 26 since the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal is set to form into a cyclone, Nivar, which is expected to make landfall between Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry coast on November 25.  The storm killed 14 people in the country, and injured another 124 people, with 10 people were still missing. In the second scenario of landfall between Karaikal and Chennai, the wind speed may go up to 120 to 140 kmph bringing heavy rains over northern Tamil Nadu districts, including Chennai.  On May 16, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) classified the low as a depression at 12:00 UTC about 200 km (125 mi) northeast of Cape Guardafui, Somalia. On October 10, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) upgraded Luban to a very severe cyclonic storm – equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane – and estimated maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph).  High winds from Sagar contributed to a house fire near Aden, resulting in one fatality. The storm survived crossing over into the Arabian Sea later that day; however, it degenerated into a remnant low in hostile conditions only several days later, on November 20. , Malkangiri was worst affected, with many houses submerged. , Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued a red-code emergency alert warning on Tuesday prior to landfall.  Benefiting from favorable environmental conditions, the cyclone became more symmetric, intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm six hours later.  Strong wind, along with torrential rain, destroyed over 500 houses in Shwe Pyi Tha township in Myanmar's Yangon region.  The system slowly drifted northwestwards into favorable environment for tropical cyclogenesis and developed good outflow. Torrential rains and flash floods were also reported in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab, resulting in at least 25 deaths. All seven community health centres on Tongatapu lost electricity and most lost access to safe water; connections which have since largely been restored. It has said that it will strengthen into a cyclone. Tropical Cyclone Ava swept across Madagascar from 05 January 2018, bringing with it strong winds and heavy rainfall that has caused flooding and landslides.. On Jan. 4 at 5:42 a.m. EST (10:42 UTC) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Ava just off shore of northeastern Madagascar. At 00:00 UTC on November 11, the deep depression strengthened into a cyclonic storm, and was named Gaja. On September 22, Daye weakened into a well-marked low, with the IMD issuing its final advisory on the system. Three people died in Puntland and another 50 people died in Somaliland due to Sagar.  Heavy rainfall also occurred in Aryankavu, Kerala, and Chintamani, Karnataka. The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast wind speeds to be in the range of 100-110km an hour. An area of convection developed to the northwest of the Maldives on May 18. After that, a low pressure quickly intensified into a deep depression and peaking as a tropical storm made landfall in Myanmar causing heavy downpour. The storm also made the westernmost landfall in the North Indian Ocean, surpassing a tropical storm in 1984, which took a nearly identical track to the east. Cyclone Nivar hit Puducherry and Tamil Nadu as a “very severe” storm around 3 am on Thursday. Following landfall, Daye weakened into a depression. BBC (2018, October 11) Cyclone Titli: Eastern India Battered by deadly storm. In 2018, cyclones Luban, Mekanu and Sagar developed in this region. Afterward, the storm rapidly strengthened, becoming a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm on October 9, with the strength of a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson scale (SSHWS). , The outer rainbands of the storm dropped extremely heavy rain in the southern parts of West Bengal.  In parts of northern Somalia and Somaliland, Sagar dropped a years' worth of heavy rainfall, or around 200 mm (7.9 in), resulting in deadly flash flooding. As a result, it continued to intensify and the JTWC began tracking it as a tropical storm. Severe Weather Update: tropical cyclone Owen is forecast to intensify as it moves west over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. The Cyclone is a fast hit-and-away vehicle produced from a Factory with an attached Tech Lab. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. The storm made the westernmost landfall surpassing the record of Tropical Storm One. The system intensified further, becoming Cyclonic Storm Daye later that day, while situated over the northwestern Bay of Bengal. Near the border of SNNPR and Oromia, a landslide killed 23 people.. The season ended with Cyclone Phethai causing agricultural damage and four dead.  In the Somali Region of eastern Ethiopia, Sagar produced strong winds and heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding and landslides. The official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre in this basin is the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the National Meteorological Center of CMA (NMC) unofficially release full advisories. The 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was one of the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season since 1992, with the formation of fourteen depressions and seven cyclones. Upon its landfall, Daye brought heavy to very heavy rainfall in various districts of Odisha. It dissipated in September 7. The system was a short lived storm. Five monsoonal depression also formed between June and September. Find Cyclone Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Cyclone and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Luban was the third tropical cyclone to affect the Arabian Peninsula during the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, after cyclones Sagar and Mekunu in May. As the country most affected by the cyclone, Tonga was the focus of WHO's support. It mentions all of the season's storms and their names, duration, peak intensities (according to the IMD storm scale), damage, and death totals. The Ockhi cyclone had further hampered the situation of the fisher-folk. The storm entered the Gulf of Aden that day, gradually intensifying while paralleling the coast of Yemen.  On the same day, the JTWC designated the depression as Tropical Cyclone 01A. A low pressure area formed on March 10 to the southwest of Sri Lanka, in an area with warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shear. For 2 years, from Patch 3.8.0 (Nov 2016) unt… On November 5, a low pressure system formed over the Gulf of Thailand. Tropical Cyclone Pawan, which made landfall in Puntland State of … The system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula on November 8. In early February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 275 kilometres per hour, ravaged the Pacific. It became unofficially the strongest cyclone to make landfall until it was broken by Gati in 2020. The floodgates of the famous Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh were opened, for the first time in 10 years. Get the monthly weather forecast for Cyclone, PA, including daily high/low, historical averages, to help you plan ahead. Over 2 lakh people were shifted to … Depression BOB 04 formed over land and a short lived storm. After a two month gap, another low formed near the [[Horn of Africa], which later became Sagar.  The local authorities have suspended the waterway of Angumaw-Sittway for three days.  The depression produced heavy rainfall across southern India. Water level increased in the Kolab Dam and two gates were opened.  The weather system moved northwestward, steered by a ridge to the northeast and the flow of the regional geography. The North Indian Ocean cyclone season has no official bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with the two peaks in May and November. Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2018. Several houses had submerged into water, leaving many people homeless. Unlike 2016, this time, the government departments have made proactive arrangements with lessons learnt from Vardah and the even more devastating Cyclone … Meerut in Uttar Pradesh received 226 mm of rain in 24 hours, on July 27, while Delhi received 83 mm over a period of 5 days, beginning on July 26. Within this basin, a tropical cyclone is assigned a name when it is judged to have reached Cyclonic Storm intensity, with winds of 65 km/h (40 mph). Accessed October 11, 2018. Early on September 20, the storm intensified into a deep depression over the west central Bay of Bengal. The disturbance was forecasted having little chance to develop; however, the storm's convection persisted and organized, resulting in the storm being classified as Depression BOB 10. Before Nivar, the last cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu arrived just two years ago, in November 2018, when severe cyclonic storm Gaja claimed 45 lives and caused immense devastation across the state. , Officials advised fishermen to avoid sailing off India's southwest coast for a few days. Tropical Cyclone Sagar was the first to hit, making landfall in Somalia on May 19, 2018. NOAA recently upgraded Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5, making Michael only the fourth tropical cyclone on record to hit the U.S. as a Category 5 hurricane.  According to the JTWC, Sagar was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to strike Somalia, with estimated 1-minute landfalling winds of 95 km/h (60 mph).  The JTWC issued a TCFA on May 21 after convective bands began to wrap into the broad low-level circulation center (LLCC).  Sagar developed an eye on microwave imagery, a sign of an intensifying storm. The Cyclone has an ability called Lock On which does roughly the same amount of damage as its regular attacks, but has a longer range and allows it to shoot while moving. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this will be the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the last two years.  The floods washed out farms, livestock, boats, and houses, forcing families to evacuate. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this will be the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the last two years. On October 6, a low-pressure area formed in the Andaman Sea. See 12 photos of this 2018 Heartland Cyclone Toy Hauler in Atwater, OH for rent now at $140.00/night , As Daye weakened into a low-pressure area, the storm interacted with another western disturbance to the north, leading to widespread rainfall in the northern Himalayas and the plains to the south, from September 22–24. WHO also worked in Samoa with the Ministry of Health and delivered emergency supplies, including rapid diagnostic tests, vector control equipment and enough water purification tablets to provide 2500 families safe drinking water for 14 days. A day after Sagar dissipation, another low pressure formed off the coast of Oman which later organised into Cyclone Mekunu. Explore more on Cyclone. 3.  Subsequently, the IMD upgraded it to a deep depression and Cyclonic Storm Mekunu later the same day. The 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was one of the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season since 1992. The 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season since 1992, with the formation of fourteen depressions and seven cyclones.  Public loss in Yemen were at US$1 billion. , Squally weather affected the maritime ports, North Bay, and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh. Gusts of 67 mph (108 km/h) were recorded at the Salalah Airport before the landfall while areas in the Salalah recorded rainfall of 194 mm (7.6 in). Upon moving ashore, Cyclone Luban produced flooding rains in Somalia, Oman, and Yemen. Also watch: PM Modi assures support in view of Cyclone … It caused heavy rainfall in Maldives, Lakshadweep and Kerela. Cyclogenesis continued with Cyclone Daye which made landfall in Odisha state. Digha recorded 229 mm of rain, Contai received 331 mm of rain, Diamond Harbour recorded 66 mm of rain, Midnapore received 79 mm of rain, and Halisahar recorded 51 mm of rain.  The coastal port city of Thoothukudi near the southern tip of India recorded 200 mm (7.9 in) on March 13, its highest daily precipitation ever recorded. Within 24 hours, the deep depression attained 3-minute sustained winds of 40 mph, and the storm was named Phethai. In Balasore District, the water was flowing above the danger level in the Jalaka River. Titli killed at least 77 people in Odisha and left a couple of others missing, due to heavy flooding and landslides, and caused another 8 deaths in Andhra Pradesh. Over the next two days, Daye continued moving westward, while dropping heavy amounts of rain across India. Between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. IST on October 11 (23:00–00:00 UTC on October 10–11), Titli made landfall near Palasa, Andhra Pradesh, at peak intensity. The storm steadily weakened and made landfall at Katrenikona on December 17, with 3-minute sustained winds of 50 mph. 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