From 12 to 13 February, the storm ravaged the main island of Tongatapu and nearby 'Eua. Track history of Cyclone Gati from Nov. 21-23, 2020, along with the only four other Category 2 or stronger cyclones of record in the far western Arabian Sea near the Gulf of … BOB 04 dissipated in August 8. After tracking west-southwestward for a number of days, it made landfall in southern India, on November 16. In 2019, four cyclones –– Vayu, Hikka, Kyarr and Maha –– formed here, making it one of the most active cyclone years. Locally, temporary houses and huts suffered the most damage. The storm quickly weakened over the dry, mountainous terrain of the Arabian Peninsula, before dissipating on October 15. 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. On October 6, a low-pressure area formed in the Andaman Sea. Wetter Online. April 11, 2018. It caused heavy rainfall in Maldives, Lakshadweep and Kerela. It became unofficially the strongest cyclone to make landfall until it was broken by Gati in 2020. [3], Officials advised fishermen to avoid sailing off India's southwest coast for a few days. Luban developed on October 6 in the central Arabian Sea, and for much of its duration, maintained a general west-northwestward trajectory. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this was the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the past two years. At least 69 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh, due to heavy rains from the storm as a low-pressure area. The season ended with Cyclone Phethai causing agricultural damage and four dead. 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. Unlike 2016, this time, the government departments have made proactive arrangements with lessons learnt from Vardah and the even more devastating Cyclone … An area of convection developed in the southern Bay of Bengal on December 13. It was first introduced in Legacy of the Void. It was the first named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. [40] Strong wind, along with torrential rain, destroyed over 500 houses in Shwe Pyi Tha township in Myanmar's Yangon region. The storm entered the Gulf of Aden that day, gradually intensifying while paralleling the coast of Yemen. Cyclogenesis continued with Cyclone Daye which made landfall in Odisha state. 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. [41] The local authorities have suspended the waterway of Angumaw-Sittway for three days. In 2018, cyclones Luban, Mekanu and Sagar developed in this region. 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. NASA (2018, October 9) Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Blog. As the country most affected by the cyclone, Tonga was the focus of WHO's support. [5] Heavy rainfall also occurred in Aryankavu, Kerala, and Chintamani, Karnataka. [32] The cyclone continued to track northwestward under the influence of a subtropical ridge. The two islands are home to three-quarters of the country's 107 000 people. 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. The cyclone was projected to make landfall at 12:00 hours on Thursday January 19, 2018. At 00:00 UTC on November 11, the deep depression strengthened into a cyclonic storm, and was named Gaja. [34] Mekunu made landfall on the Omani coast near the city of Salalah at peak intensity. [23] The JTWC issued a TCFA on May 21 after convective bands began to wrap into the broad low-level circulation center (LLCC). [6] 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). [37] Insurance claims in Oman reached ﷼108 million (US$281 million). Winds toppled trees and brought down powerlines across Darwin, leaving more than a third of properties without power. Early on September 20, the storm intensified into a deep depression over the west central Bay of Bengal. Tropical cyclone Gita. [9] Late on May 18, the IMD estimated Sagar's peak intensity at 85 km/h (50 mph). [4] The depression produced heavy rainfall across southern India. [41], Squally weather affected the maritime ports, North Bay, and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh. On September 22, Daye weakened into a well-marked low, with the IMD issuing its final advisory on the system. 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. One NDRF team had each been deployed in Kalahandi, Rayagada, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh, and Kandhamal districts, with 17 boats and other emergency equipment. 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. Phethai steadily strengthened and on December 16, Phethai peaked with 65 mph winds and at severe cyclonic storm status. Several houses had submerged into water, leaving many people homeless. [48][49] Public loss in Yemen were at US$1 billion. The Ockhi cyclone had further hampered the situation of the fisher-folk. As a result, it continued to intensify and the JTWC began tracking it as a tropical storm. 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. It dissipated in September 7. 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 On September 19, a depression formed over the east central Bay of Bengal, receiving the designation BOB 07. The storm caused widespread flooding and damaged some 1600 houses. PAGASA has 4 sets of tropical cyclone names that are used every 4 years. [12] High winds from Sagar contributed to a house fire near Aden, resulting in one fatality. NASA Earth Observatory (2015, November 10) Yemen Braces for Another Cyclone. On November 5, a low pressure system formed over the Gulf of Thailand. Should a named tropical cyclone move into the basin from the Western Pacific, then it will retain its original name. A powerful cyclone that tore through Fiji late last week has caused havoc in some areas and left people without shelter and fresh water, Fiji Red Cross said on Sunday. 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 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was one of the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season since 1992. The scope of this article is limited to the Indian Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere, east of the Horn of Africa and west of the Malay Peninsula. Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2018. [6] The weather system moved northwestward, steered by a ridge to the northeast and the flow of the regional geography. [41] Temporary shelters were set up to accommodate the homeless victims with aid provided. The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast wind speeds to be in the range of 100-110km an hour. In early February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 275 kilometres per hour, ravaged the Pacific. [6] Around the same time, the JTWC estimated Sagar attained peak 1 minute sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph), while located about 165 km (105 mi) south of Aden, Yemen, or about 95 km (60 mi) north of Berbera, Somalia. The IMD has forecasted the development of a cyclone in the Southwest region of the Bay of Bengal, off Tamil Nadu coast. [3], A low pressure area formed on May 14 near Socotra in the western Arabian Sea. In early February 2018,  Tropical Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 275 kilometres per hour, ravaged the Pacific. Over the next two days, Daye continued moving westward, while dropping heavy amounts of rain across India. 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. Once intensified, it would acquire its name ‘Nivar’, proposed by Iran. Weather Forecast. Within 24 hours, the deep depression attained 3-minute sustained winds of 40 mph, and the storm was named Phethai. 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. Two more such projects by the state … At least 40 people were initially reported to be missing after two ships were capsized off Socotra. Three people died in Puntland and another 50 people died in Somaliland due to Sagar. Water level increased in the Kolab Dam and two gates were opened. 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. [25] Over the next 24 hours, the depression continued to drift further northwestwards into warm waters and faced low vertical wind shear. Delhi received heavy rains between September 22–24 totaling 58.6 mm, resulting in severe waterlogging. [15] Roads, medical facilities, and other infrastructure were also damaged. Accessed October 11, 2018. Over the next two days, the disaster entered the Bay of Bengal and became a depression on October 8, receiving the designation BOB 08 from the IMD. Tamil Nadu was faced with its last Cyclone in 2018 when Cyclone Gaja left a trail of destruction across the Cauvery Delta region. [16] In neighboring Djibouti, flooding from the storm damaged about 10,000 houses, with damage in the country estimated at US$30 million. Gaja on November 10, also formed and caused extensive damage in Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. [6] Sagar developed an eye on microwave imagery, a sign of an intensifying storm. 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. Countries, territories and areas in the WHO Western Pacific Region: When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Phethai rapidly weakened as it traversed Andhra Pradesh, and finally dissipated over a tropical rainforest south west of Kolkata. 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. [55]It even caused major destruction to East Coast railway. The system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula on November 8. [17] Two people died in the country. Following landfall, Daye weakened into a depression. The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra had been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. Explore more on Cyclone. Upon its landfall, Daye brought heavy to very heavy rainfall in various districts of Odisha. The storm made landfall on October 14 in eastern Yemen, as a cyclonic storm. 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. It caused 30 people dead and heavy rainfall recorded in Salalah, Oman. [52] The storm weakened into a depression before entering West Bengal, wreaking havoc in some parts of South Bengal, and bringing torrential rain and gale-force wind. Local cautionary Signal Number LC-III had been kept hoisted at all ports of Odisha when the cyclone was a deep depression. It then peaked as a Category 3 tropical cyclone according to JTWC and an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm according to IMD. Tropical Cyclone Pawan, which made landfall in Puntland State of … This means the names for 2018 – listed below – will also be used in 2022, 2026, and so on. 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. Bimal Kanti Paul, Harun Rashid, in Climatic Hazards in Coastal Bangladesh, 2017. There is no retirement of tropical cyclone names in this basin, as the list of names is only scheduled to be used once before a new list of names is drawn up. Delhi records 3rd earliest cold day in December since 2000, mercury dips to 15 degrees. 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. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. Moving into the eastern Arabian Sea, the low organized into a depression on March 13 at the low latitude of 5° N. After its formation, the depression encountered cooler, drier air, which prevented the system from strengthening beyond an intensity of 45 km/h (30 mph). [10][11] Sagar rapidly weakened over land, degenerating into a low pressure area over eastern Ethiopia on May 20. 3. Cyclone Nivar will be the second cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu in two years after Cyclone Gaja in 2018. [8] Sagar weakened slightly before it made landfall near Lughaya in northwestern Somaliland, with winds of 75 km/h (45 mph) according to the IMD. 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. Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep received 177 mm (7.0 in) of rain from the system. Under the influence of Mekunu, Socotra received widespread rainfall leading to flash flooding and downed power lines. [8] The IMD upgraded the system to a cyclonic storm on May 17, naming it Sagar. Moving northwest, the depression passed between the Maldives and the Lakshadweep islands, and weakened into a remnant low pressure area on March 15. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. Nivar -- name proposed by Iran means light in Persian -- is the first cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu since Gaja in November 2018. Near the border of SNNPR and Oromia, a landslide killed 23 people.[19][20]. As the country most affected by the cyclone, Tonga was the focus of WHO's support. Accessed October 12, 2018. The depression gradually organized and intensified into a deep depression on December 14. The system intensified further, becoming Cyclonic Storm Daye later that day, while situated over the northwestern Bay of Bengal. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this will be the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the last two years. [56] Damage nationwide was about ₹5,400 crore (US$775 million).[57]. There are two main seas in the North Indian Ocean — the Arabian Sea to the west of the Indian subcontinent, abbreviated ARB by the India Meteorological Department (IMD); and the Bay of Bengal to the east, abbreviated BOB by the IMD. On average, three to four cyclonic storms form in this basin every season.[1][2]. Eight people were reported dead after Phethai,[58] and the agricultural damage in Andhra Pradesh was estimated at ₹294.54 crore (US$41.1 million).[59][60]. [46], 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. [46], Prior to the cyclone's landfall at midnight, local time, on September 21, the government of Odisha deployed emergency teams in Malkangiri, with more teams on standby in Rayagada, Gajapati, and Puri. [28] Multi-spectral satellite imagery revealed that Mekunu had developed an eye as early as May 23,[29] at which time the IMD upgraded it to a severe cyclonic storm. According to reports, a maximum rainfall total of 284 mm was recorded at Malkangiri by the India Meteorological department (IMD). From 12 to 13 February, the storm ravaged the main island of Tongatapu and nearby 'Eua. [24] Around the same time, the IMD had announced that the system intensified into a depression. A day after Sagar dissipation, another low pressure formed off the coast of Oman which later organised into Cyclone Mekunu. [53] Damage from flooding caused by Titli totaled at ₹3,673.1 crore (US$507 million) in Andhra Pradesh,[54] and ₹3,000 crore (US$413 million) in Odisha. In India, 52 people were killed by the storm. [6], The cyclone first affected Socotra, and later the Yemeni mainland, producing locally heavy rainfall and flooding. [3] The coastal port city of Thoothukudi near the southern tip of India recorded 200 mm (7.9 in) on March 13,[3] its highest daily precipitation ever recorded. 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). In November 2018, as many as 192 families of fishermen, who had lost their houses were handed over a modern apartment complex in Valiyathura. Cyclone Duo Hits the Middle East May 19, 2018 JPEG Within the span of one week, two tropical cyclones barreled down on the Middle East. In Balasore District, the water was flowing above the danger level in the Jalaka River. BBC (2018, October 11) Cyclone Titli: Eastern India Battered by deadly storm. Over 2 lakh people were shifted to … See 12 photos of this 2018 Heartland Cyclone Toy Hauler in Atwater, OH for rent now at $140.00/night 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. The storm steadily weakened and made landfall at Katrenikona on December 17, with 3-minute sustained winds of 50 mph. 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