These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. It caused heavy rainfall in Somaliland and local flooding was reported in the Yemeni coast. 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. 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. [12] High winds from Sagar contributed to a house fire near Aden, resulting in one fatality. The IMD has forecasted the development of a cyclone in the Southwest region of the Bay of Bengal, off Tamil Nadu coast. [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). Damage in the country was estimated at US$1 billion. On the same day, heavy rain and strong wind also blew off tree branches in Hmawbi, Dagon Myothit-north and other townships. [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. This is a table of all storms in the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. [23] The JTWC issued a TCFA on May 21 after convective bands began to wrap into the broad low-level circulation center (LLCC). On October 14, Cyclonic Storm Luban struck Yemen in the midst of a civil war and a cholera outbreak,[47] and forced 2,203 families to leave their houses, utilizing 38 schools for shelter. Weather Forecast. On average, three to four cyclonic storms form in this basin every season.[1][2]. 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. 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 September 22, Daye weakened into a well-marked low, with the IMD issuing its final advisory on the system. The storm made landfall on October 14 in eastern Yemen, as a cyclonic storm. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this was the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the past two years. Local cautionary Signal Number LC-III had been kept hoisted at all ports of Odisha when the cyclone was a deep depression. [56] Damage nationwide was about ₹5,400 crore (US$775 million).[57]. Once intensified, it would acquire its name ‘Nivar’, proposed by Iran. The two islands are home to three-quarters of the country's 107 000 people. 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 … All seven community health centres on Tongatapu lost electricity and most lost access to safe water; connections which have since largely been restored. [33] 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. Five monsoonal depression also formed between June and September. The storm entered the Gulf of Aden that day, gradually intensifying while paralleling the coast of Yemen. Tropical cyclone Gita. Over 2 lakh people were shifted to … Cyclonic storm Sagar was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia in recorded history before Gati. 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. Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2018. [3], A low pressure area formed on May 14 near Socotra in the western Arabian Sea. NASA (2018, October 9) Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Blog. The season ended with Cyclone Phethai causing agricultural damage and four dead. 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. 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. 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. [10][11] Sagar rapidly weakened over land, degenerating into a low pressure area over eastern Ethiopia on May 20. The storm caused widespread flooding and damaged some 1600 houses. A trough developed near the equator in the eastern Indian Ocean on March 7. From 12 to 13 February, the storm ravaged the main island of Tongatapu and nearby 'Eua. [43][44] 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.[45]. [41], Squally weather affected the maritime ports, North Bay, and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh. [3], Officials advised fishermen to avoid sailing off India's southwest coast for a few days. Moving northwest, the depression passed between the Maldives and the Lakshadweep islands, and weakened into a remnant low pressure area on March 15. 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). Delhi received heavy rains between September 22–24 totaling 58.6 mm, resulting in severe waterlogging. [21] 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 storm steadily weakened and made landfall at Katrenikona on December 17, with 3-minute sustained winds of 50 mph. [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. [41] The local authorities have suspended the waterway of Angumaw-Sittway for three days. As a result, it continued to intensify and the JTWC began tracking it as a tropical storm. Tropical Cyclone Sagar was the first to hit, making landfall in Somalia on May 19, 2018. [24] Around the same time, the IMD had announced that the system intensified into a depression. [40] Strong wind, along with torrential rain, destroyed over 500 houses in Shwe Pyi Tha township in Myanmar's Yangon region. [55]It even caused major destruction to East Coast railway. 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. [6] On the same day, the JTWC designated the depression as Tropical Cyclone 01A. [14] The floods washed out farms, livestock, boats, and houses, forcing families to evacuate. Tropical Cyclone Pawan, which made landfall in Puntland State of … Nivar -- name proposed by Iran means light in Persian -- is the first cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu since Gaja in November 2018. For 2 years, from Patch 3.8.0 (Nov 2016) unt… 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). Several parts of outer Malkangiri city and rural areas of the district reportedly received heavy cyclonic rains. Delhi records 3rd earliest cold day in December since 2000, mercury dips to 15 degrees. It was the first named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Following landfall, Daye weakened into a depression. Phethai steadily strengthened and on December 16, Phethai peaked with 65 mph winds and at severe cyclonic storm status. After tracking west-southwestward for a number of days, it made landfall in southern India, on November 16. In Patenga, 150 mm of rain was recorded within the previous two days. The system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula on November 8. [7] 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. Soon afterward, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA) on the system. It was first introduced in Legacy of the Void. PAGASA has 4 sets of tropical cyclone names that are used every 4 years. Other Latest Stories. 3. 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. Get the monthly weather forecast for Cyclone, PA, including daily high/low, historical averages, to help you plan ahead. [41] Temporary shelters were set up to accommodate the homeless victims with aid provided. Accessed October 11, 2018. Near the border of SNNPR and Oromia, a landslide killed 23 people.[19][20]. From 12 to 13 February, the storm ravaged the main island of Tongatapu and nearby 'Eua. 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. [6], The cyclone first affected Socotra, and later the Yemeni mainland, producing locally heavy rainfall and flooding. [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. Water level increased in the Kolab Dam and two gates were opened. 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 … Working together to protect health after Cyclone Gita, Working for Better Health in the Western Pacific >>. 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. See 12 photos of this 2018 Heartland Cyclone Toy Hauler in Atwater, OH for rent now at $140.00/night These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. According to reports, a maximum rainfall total of 284 mm was recorded at Malkangiri by the India Meteorological department (IMD). 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. 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. The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra had been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. Locally, temporary houses and huts suffered the most damage. 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. 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. Luban developed on October 6 in the central Arabian Sea, and for much of its duration, maintained a general west-northwestward trajectory. 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