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. At 00:00 UTC on November 11, the deep depression strengthened into a cyclonic storm, and was named Gaja. The storm made the westernmost landfall surpassing the record of Tropical Storm One. 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. Tropical cyclone Gita.  Public loss in Yemen were at US$1 billion. At least 40 people were initially reported to be missing after two ships were capsized off Socotra. The IMD has forecasted the development of a cyclone in the Southwest region of the Bay of Bengal, off Tamil Nadu coast. Explore more on Cyclone. 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.  On May 25, it reached its peak intensity as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, with the JTWC estimating peak 1-minute sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), equivalent to a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  In neighboring Djibouti, flooding from the storm damaged about 10,000 houses, with damage in the country estimated at US$30 million. One NDRF team had each been deployed in Kalahandi, Rayagada, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh, and Kandhamal districts, with 17 boats and other emergency equipment. The two islands are home to three-quarters of the country's 107 000 people. On November 5, a low pressure system formed over the Gulf of Thailand. , 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. Get the monthly weather forecast for Cyclone, PA, including daily high/low, historical averages, to help you plan ahead. It caused heavy rainfall in Maldives, Lakshadweep and Kerela. It dissipated in September 7. 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. 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). Damage in the country was estimated at US$1 billion. 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.  Temporary shelters were set up to accommodate the homeless victims with aid provided. Two more such projects by the state … It even caused major destruction to East Coast railway. After tracking west-southwestward for a number of days, it made landfall in southern India, on November 16. An area of convection developed in the southern Bay of Bengal on December 13. The storm steadily weakened and made landfall at Katrenikona on December 17, with 3-minute sustained winds of 50 mph. The season started with ARB 01which was formed on March 14 making one of the rarest system formed in March since tropical cyclone development stays relatively low between January and March. The cyclone killed 14 people in Yemen, when heavy rainfall cut off villages and damaged roads. As the country most affected by the cyclone, Tonga was the focus of WHO's support. A day after Sagar dissipation, another low pressure formed off the coast of Oman which later organised into Cyclone Mekunu. 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Roads, medical facilities, and other infrastructure were also damaged. Tropical Cyclone Sagar was the first to hit, making landfall in Somalia on May 19, 2018. , Squally weather affected the maritime ports, North Bay, and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh. Accessed October 12, 2018. Soon afterward, the JTWC has issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA). Following with Daye, Luban and Titli both formed in the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal respectively, causing heavy damages in Oman and Andhra Pradesh. According to reports, a maximum rainfall total of 284 mm was recorded at Malkangiri by the India Meteorological department (IMD).  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. Depression BOB 04 formed over land and a short lived storm. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this will be the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the last two years. Weather Forecast. In 2019, four cyclones –– Vayu, Hikka, Kyarr and Maha –– formed here, making it one of the most active cyclone years. 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.  Sagar developed an eye on microwave imagery, a sign of an intensifying storm. As the country most affected by the cyclone, Tonga was the focus of WHO's support. From 12 to 13 February, the storm ravaged the main island of Tongatapu and nearby 'Eua.  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 cyclone first affected Socotra, and later the Yemeni mainland, producing locally heavy rainfall and flooding. 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. Delhi records 3rd earliest cold day in December since 2000, mercury dips to 15 degrees. 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. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this will be the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the last two years.  Two people died in the country. Phethai steadily strengthened and on December 16, Phethai peaked with 65 mph winds and at severe cyclonic storm status.  The depression produced heavy rainfall across southern India.  The cyclone continued to track northwestward under the influence of a subtropical ridge.  The weather system moved northwestward, steered by a ridge to the northeast and the flow of the regional geography. Delhi received heavy rains between September 22–24 totaling 58.6 mm, resulting in severe waterlogging. BBC (2018, October 11) Cyclone Titli: Eastern India Battered by deadly storm.  On the same day, the JTWC designated the depression as Tropical Cyclone 01A. On October 14, Cyclonic Storm Luban struck Yemen in the midst of a civil war and a cholera outbreak, and forced 2,203 families to leave their houses, utilizing 38 schools for shelter. The season ended with Cyclone Phethai causing agricultural damage and four dead. The system intensified further, becoming Cyclonic Storm Daye later that day, while situated over the northwestern Bay of Bengal. Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep received 177 mm (7.0 in) of rain from the system. Upon moving ashore, Cyclone Luban produced flooding rains in Somalia, Oman, and Yemen. Within 24 hours, the deep depression attained 3-minute sustained winds of 40 mph, and the storm was named Phethai.  Heavy rainfall also occurred in Aryankavu, Kerala, and Chintamani, Karnataka. Unlike 2016, this time, the government departments have made proactive arrangements with lessons learnt from Vardah and the even more devastating Cyclone … The storm caused widespread flooding and damaged some 1600 houses. 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. , A low pressure area formed on May 14 near Socotra in the western Arabian Sea. 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. It was first introduced in Legacy of the Void.  In the Somali Region of eastern Ethiopia, Sagar produced strong winds and heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding and landslides. 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 became unofficially the strongest cyclone to make landfall until it was broken by Gati in 2020.  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. Early on September 20, the storm intensified into a deep depression over the west central Bay of Bengal. After that, a low pressure quickly intensified into a deep depression and peaking as a tropical storm made landfall in Myanmar causing heavy downpour.  Sagar rapidly weakened over land, degenerating into a low pressure area over eastern Ethiopia on May 20. Luban developed on October 6 in the central Arabian Sea, and for much of its duration, maintained a general west-northwestward trajectory. Locally, temporary houses and huts suffered the most damage. Winds toppled trees and brought down powerlines across Darwin, leaving more than a third of properties without power. The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast wind speeds to be in the range of 100-110km an hour. Several parts of outer Malkangiri city and rural areas of the district reportedly received heavy cyclonic rains. 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). Near the border of SNNPR and Oromia, a landslide killed 23 people.. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. Cyclogenesis continued with Cyclone Daye which made landfall in Odisha state. 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. 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. IMD’s cyclone data between 2015 and 2020 shows that the frequency of cyclone development in the Arabian Sea is increasing. 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. Soon afterward, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA) on the system.  Sagar weakened slightly before it made landfall near Lughaya in northwestern Somaliland, with winds of 75 km/h (45 mph) according to the IMD. Water level increased in the Kolab Dam and two gates were opened. April 11, 2018. In India, 52 people were killed by the storm. Amritsar in Punjab received large amounts of rainfall ending early on September 24, with a total of 203.0 mm, while Karnal in Haryana received one of its highest 24-hour rainfall totals in September, with a total of 142.0 mm.. In November 2018, as many as 192 families of fishermen, who had lost their houses were handed over a modern apartment complex in Valiyathura. Other Latest Stories. In Patenga, 150 mm of rain was recorded within the previous two days. Luban coexisted with Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Titli in the Bay of Bengal, marking the first time since 1971 that two storms of such intensity were active at the same time in the North Indian Ocean. 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. In early February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 275 kilometres per hour, ravaged the Pacific. NASA Earth Observatory (2018, May 24) Cyclone Duo Hits the Middle East. BOB 04 dissipated in August 8. The system was a short lived storm. On October 6, a low-pressure area formed in the Andaman Sea.  The system slowly drifted northwestwards into favorable environment for tropical cyclogenesis and developed good outflow. A trough developed near the equator in the eastern Indian Ocean on March 7. An area of convection developed to the northwest of the Maldives on May 18. Paired with a high movement speed, this makes the Cyclone a master at kiting.  The IMD upgraded the system to a cyclonic storm on May 17, naming it Sagar. 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. On the same day, heavy rain and strong wind also blew off tree branches in Hmawbi, Dagon Myothit-north and other townships. Over the next two days, Daye continued moving westward, while dropping heavy amounts of rain across India. People Affected by Storms/Cyclones.  Strong wind, along with torrential rain, destroyed over 500 houses in Shwe Pyi Tha township in Myanmar's Yangon 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. Gaja on November 10, also formed and caused extensive damage in Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 3. For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App. , The outer rainbands of the storm dropped extremely heavy rain in the southern parts of West Bengal. The storm quickly weakened over the dry, mountainous terrain of the Arabian Peninsula, before dissipating on October 15. 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. Over 2 lakh people were shifted to … 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. See 12 photos of this 2018 Heartland Cyclone Toy Hauler in Atwater, OH for rent now at $140.00/night  The local authorities have suspended the waterway of Angumaw-Sittway for three days. 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. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean.  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. The cyclone was projected to make landfall at 12:00 hours on Thursday January 19, 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. The Ockhi cyclone had further hampered the situation of the fisher-folk. 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. Local cautionary Signal Number LC-III had been kept hoisted at all ports of Odisha when the cyclone was a deep depression. It mentions all of the season's storms and their names, duration, peak intensities (according to the IMD storm scale), damage, and death totals. Should a named tropical cyclone move into the basin from the Western Pacific, then it will retain its original name.  The JTWC issued a TCFA on May 21 after convective bands began to wrap into the broad low-level circulation center (LLCC). After a two month gap, another low formed near the [[Horn of Africa], which later became Sagar.  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. In 2018, cyclones Luban, Mekanu and Sagar developed in this region.  Multi-spectral satellite imagery revealed that Mekunu had developed an eye as early as May 23, at which time the IMD upgraded it to a severe cyclonic storm. , Malkangiri was worst affected, with many houses submerged. Also watch: PM Modi assures support in view of Cyclone …  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. Cyclone Nivar will be the second cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu in two years after Cyclone Gaja in 2018. [nb 1] In Oman, desert rainfall caused a small locust outbreak. Wetter Online.  Damage nationwide was about ₹5,400 crore (US$775 million)..  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. 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. Tropical Cyclone Pawan, which made landfall in Puntland State of … 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. Following landfall, Daye weakened into a depression. It then peaked as a Category 3 tropical cyclone according to JTWC and an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm according to IMD. It formed 14 depressions and 7 cyclones between April and December, with two major peaks in May and November.  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. 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 system continued to move west-northwestward and reached western Uttar Pradesh and the Indian capital of New Delhi by July 26, causing widespread rain over the region. Severe Weather Update: tropical cyclone Owen is forecast to intensify as it moves west over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. On September 19, a depression formed over the east central Bay of Bengal, receiving the designation BOB 07.  Late on May 18, the IMD estimated Sagar's peak intensity at 85 km/h (50 mph). Torrential rains and flash floods were also reported in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab, resulting in at least 25 deaths. On average, three to four cyclonic storms form in this basin every season.. Phethai rapidly weakened as it traversed Andhra Pradesh, and finally dissipated over a tropical rainforest south west of Kolkata.  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). Accessed October 11, 2018. Maximum temperatures in Delhi were up to 6 Degrees Celsius below normal. The storm entered the Gulf of Aden that day, gradually intensifying while paralleling the coast of Yemen. Cyclone Nivar hit Puducherry and Tamil Nadu as a “very severe” storm around 3 am on Thursday. For 2 years, from Patch 3.8.0 (Nov 2016) unt… Heavy downpour and flood mainly in Malkangiri district and its outer bands also caused heavy rainfall in West Bengal. The next eight available names from the List of North Indian Ocean storm names are below.  Subsequently, the IMD upgraded it to a deep depression and Cyclonic Storm Mekunu later the same day. It caused heavy rainfall in Somaliland and local flooding was reported in the Yemeni coast. Upon its landfall, Daye brought heavy to very heavy rainfall in various districts of Odisha. At least 69 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh, due to heavy rains from the storm as a low-pressure area. Tamil Nadu was faced with its last Cyclone in 2018 when Cyclone Gaja left a trail of destruction across the Cauvery Delta region. 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. Working together to protect health after Cyclone Gita, Working for Better Health in the Western Pacific >>.  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. Five monsoonal depression also formed between June and September. From 12 to 13 February, the storm ravaged the main island of Tongatapu and nearby 'Eua. 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. Several houses had submerged into water, leaving many people homeless. Cyclonic storm Sagar was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia in recorded history before Gati.  The river Yamuna crossed the danger level of 204.83 meters in the national capital of Delhi on July 27, and reached to 205.5 meters by July 29, nearly 70 cm above the danger level, prompting the evacuation of more than 1,500 people in Delhi.. The strong wind knocked down trees and destroyed many houses, cutting power supply in the township. 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). When Cyclone Gaja made landfall on 16 November, 2018, between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu, it left a trail of destruction, uprooting nearly 50 lakh coconut trees, more than a … 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. It has said that it will strengthen into a cyclone. Early on September 21, Daye made landfall on south Odisha, also impacting the adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coast near Gopalpur, during the morning, local time, resulting in heavy rains and strong winds of 65 to 75 km/h in various districts in the regions. 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 … The depression gradually organized and intensified into a deep depression on December 14. This is a table of all storms in the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Three people died in Puntland and another 50 people died in Somaliland due to Sagar. , Officials advised fishermen to avoid sailing off India's southwest coast for a few days. Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2018. 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. NASA Earth Observatory (2015, November 10) Yemen Braces for Another Cyclone. In early February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm with winds of more than 275 kilometres per hour, ravaged the Pacific. , 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. The Cyclone is a fast hit-and-away vehicle produced from a Factory with an attached Tech Lab.  Benefiting from favorable environmental conditions, the cyclone became more symmetric, intensifying into a very severe cyclonic storm six hours later.  Mekunu made landfall on the Omani coast near the city of Salalah at peak intensity. The floodgates of the famous Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh were opened, for the first time in 10 years. PAGASA has 4 sets of tropical cyclone names that are used every 4 years. Under the influence of Mekunu, Socotra received widespread rainfall leading to flash flooding and downed power lines. On September 22, Daye weakened into a well-marked low, with the IMD issuing its final advisory on the system. This means the names for 2018 – listed below – will also be used in 2022, 2026, and so on. It was the first named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.  High winds from Sagar contributed to a house fire near Aden, resulting in one fatality. Eight people were reported dead after Phethai, and the agricultural damage in Andhra Pradesh was estimated at ₹294.54 crore (US$41.1 million).. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this was the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the past two years. As a result, it continued to intensify and the JTWC began tracking it as a tropical storm.  Around the same time, the IMD had announced that the system intensified into a depression.  The floods washed out farms, livestock, boats, and houses, forcing families to evacuate. The system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula on November 8. The 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was one of the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season since 1992. All seven community health centres on Tongatapu lost electricity and most lost access to safe water; connections which have since largely been restored. 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). 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).  Insurance claims in Oman reached ﷼108 million (US$281 million). Nivar -- name proposed by Iran means light in Persian -- is the first cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu since Gaja in November 2018. On the next day, the storm's remnants dissipated near Socotra. Moving northwest, the depression passed between the Maldives and the Lakshadweep islands, and weakened into a remnant low pressure area on March 15. Cyclone watch season begins for Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Damage and death totals include the damage and deaths caused when that storm was a precursor wave or extratropical low, and all of the damage figures are in 2018 USD. 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