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[10] The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) upgraded the system to a Category 4 tropical cyclone on the Saffir–Simpson scale at 06:00 UTC on May 2, following which, rapid intensification resumed. Thus, the fourth Cyclone of this year in the Arabian Sea is all set to form and will be named as Maha, a name given by Oman. [23][25] At 03:00 UTC on 17 June, Vayu weakened into a deep depression,[26][27] before weakening further to a depression six hours later. The system slowly organized while curving towards the northeast. Eight other people died in rain-related incidents.[49]. The epicenter was located 47.4 km (29.5 miles) E of... A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Salta, Argentina at 03:54 UTC on January 10, 2021. In early June, a strong pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) led to the development of the third cyclonic storm, Vayu, which formed June 10 in the Arabian Sea near the Maldives. One youth was killed due to uprooting of trees before the storm even made landfall. Heavy rains battered much of Odisha, with accumulations peaking at 382.6 mm (15.06 in) in Lanjigarh. [30] Flooding across the state killed three people, left two missing, and affected 130,000 others. On average, three to four cyclonic storms form in this basin every season.[1][2]. North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons, Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre, "Annual Frequency of Cyclonic Disturbances (Maximum Wind Speed of 17 Knots or More), Cyclones (34 Knots or More) and Severe Cyclones (48 Knots or More) Over the Bay of Bengal (BOB), Arabian Sea (AS) and Land Surface of India", Report on Cyclonic Disturbances over North Indian Ocean during 2009, https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/eye-of-the-storm/tropical-cyclone-kyarr-150-mph-winds-arabian-seas-2nd-strongest-storm-on-record/, "Tropical Cyclone Advisory Bulletin No. An orange alert has been issued for heavy rain and thunderstorms for coastal areas. No comments yet. 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in world history. 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. Here is a list of latest names submitted by the countries The rainfall is expected to begin on Wednesday and continue until Thursday when Cyclone Maha (pronounced M'maha; named by Oman) will hit Indian mainland. [18] On June 9, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) noted the development of a low-pressure area over the southeastern Arabian Sea, to the north of the Maldives. Heavy snowfall fell across wide... Three family members were killed by an avalanche in the world's northernmost city of Norilsk, Russia on Friday, January 8, 2021. As of 1 June, the cyclone is located about 360 km southwest of Panjim (Goa), 670 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 900 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat). We take a look at Cyclone Nivar, how it was named, and some measures to stay safe during the cyclone. The avalanche struck the Otdelnaya Gora ski resort in northern Russia late Friday (LT), the authorities confirmed early Saturday... An intense cold wave is affecting parts of Taiwan over the past couple of days, with temperatures dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) and rare snow and freezing temperatures at higher elevations. If these winds transform into a cyclone after 24 hours, a new cyclone — named ‘Maha’ by Oman — would gear up to hit Pakistan's coastal areas. The system is currently moving across Lakshadweep Islands and will continue to head towards the northwest, reemerging in the East Central Arabian Sea and intensifying into a Severe Cyclone by the evening. Early on October 27, Kyarr intensified into a super cyclonic storm, becoming the first one in the basin since Gonu in 2007. Pune city may experience scattered rain and thundershower activities for the next two days. The Paravanar River topped its banks, flooding an estimated 10,000 homes. [21] On June 14, Vayu began to weaken, as it tracked slowly westward, away from the Gujarat coastline due to strong wind shear. How are cyclones named? Maha comes just days after Tropical Cyclone "Kyarr" formed in the east-central Arabian Sea on October 25 as the 5th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The storm produced heavy rain over many parts of West Bengal with Digha receiving 98 mm, Kolkata receiving 101 mm, Halisahar recording 95 mm and Dumdum receiving 90 mm of rain. 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. This list was adopted by the World Meteorological … Here is how Nisarga was named The name of Nisarga cyclone was picked up from the list of 169 names released by IMD in April 2020. [6] Later that day, the system intensified into Cyclonic Storm Fani, while shifting to the northwest. [29] Very early on June 18, Vayu's remnants crossed over the Gujarat coast and moved inland for another day, before dissipating on June 19. No one was hurt but the hole swallowed several parked cars. It will cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the evening of … Tropical Cyclone "Maha" formed over the Laccadive Sea, west of Sri Lanka on October 30, 2019, as the 6th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. 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). Maha, which is pronounced M'maha, was named by Oman and comes days after Cyclone Kyarr, which formed over the Arabian Sea and headed towards India before curving and moving towards Africa. The UWI-SRC Team conducted a successful helicopter reconnaissance of the La Soufriere Volcano on January 6, 2021. 'Kyarr' — which was revised Category 4 last week — had subsided after wreaking havoc in Karachi's south. The next cyclone Maha is named by Oman and Bulbul by Pakistan. Initial forecasts expected the system to intensify into a cyclonic storm, however, a high amount of wind shear caused it to weaken substantially, and it weakened into a low-pressure area on December 5, west of the Indian coast. The cyclone named Bulbul, which is pronounced as 'Bul Bul', is a name given by Pakistan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rare October rains have been lashing into Maharashtra. The second cyclone of the season, Cyclone Fani, was the strongest tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal by 3-minute maximum sustained wind speed and minimum barometric pressure since the 1999 Odisha cyclone, while being equal in terms of maximum 3-minute sustained wind speed to 2007's Sidr and 2013's Phailin. Usually, the number of Cyclones is more in Bay as compared to Arabian Sea. Heavy rain was influenced by the strong northeastern monsoon and an area of low pressure off... At least 12 people have been killed and 18 others injured after two landslides caused by heavy rain hit West Java Province, Indonesia on Saturday, January 9, 2021. It was also the first cyclone to impact Mumbai since Phyan of 2009. Strong winds may go with the rains, with gusts up to 70 km/h (43 mph). A low pressure system developed near the equator is known as Kyarr, the seventh depression, fifth named cyclone and the only super cyclonic storm of the annual season. [12] On May 3, at 02:30 UTC (8:00 a.m. IST) Fani made landfall on Puri, in Odisha,[13][14] weakening to a Category 1-equivalent very severe cyclonic storm soon after landfall, subsequently weakening to a cyclonic storm several hours later. The 2019 season was the first since 1902 that experienced the development of six severe cyclonic storms out of eight cyclonic storms; in 1902, five cyclonic storms formed and four of them became severe cyclonic storms. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned heavy snow and powerful winds are expected through Sunday,... A huge sinkhole opened up early Friday morning (LT), January 8, 2021, in the car park of Naples 'del Mare' hospital, Italy. In 2017, Cyclone Ockhi which damaged Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu was named by Bangladesh. [8][9] Fani continued rapidly intensifying, becoming an extremely severe cyclonic storm at 17:00 UTC on April 30. [7] At 12:00 UTC on 29 April, Fani was upgraded to a severe cyclonic storm, with the system beginning to undergo rapid intensification. A total of 2,081 homes suffered damage, and 14,332 people required evacuation.[31]. Skymet Weather added, "Later, by November 2, wind speed would taper down further. On December 10, the system degenerated into a well-marked low off the coast of Somalia. 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