During 2019, tropical cyclones formed within seven different tropical cyclone basins, located within various parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.During the year, a total of 150 systems formed with 102 of these developing further and were named by the responsible warning centre. Many people who are feared to be buried alive under them are being rescued. Scientists who have conducted research on the disaster-prone areas have warned that soil-piping is a major cause for the landslides witnessed in these places and the high ranges of Kerala will likely be worst hit if this continues. [5] Over the next few days, Pabuk continued moving west-northwestward, before weakening into a well-marked low on January 7. It is expected to be functional within a month and will cater to the needs of Kerala and Karnataka states. Kerala was relatively safe from cyclones until recently. The 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season ever recorded in terms of cyclonic storms, though the 1992 season saw more tropical storms according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. 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. 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On December 2, a depression formed over the southwestern Arabian Sea, east of Somalia. Cyclone Maha brings 103 mm rains in Alappuzha, more heavy rains for Kerala. Cyclone Gaja: Kerala's Idukki witnesses heavy rainfall, landslides. [19][20] Later that day, at 06:00 UTC, Vayu reached its peak intensity as a very severe tropical cyclone, with three-minute sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 km/h) and a minimum pressure of 970 hPa (28.64 inHg). 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. Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: With cyclone 'Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal set to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm, triggering heavy rain in parts of Odisha and West Bengal, the two states are bracing for the situation. Early on October 27, Kyarr intensified into a super cyclonic storm, becoming the first one in the basin since Gonu in 2007. [5] Every year parts of South Asia are hit by a period of heavy rain known as the Monsoon which usually falls between June and September. Notable work was done by Sally Varma of Humane Society International/India in Nilambur where around 500 kg of dog food and more than 5000 kg of cattle feed and 2500 kg of goat feed was distributed to the starving animals. On December 10, the system degenerated into a well-marked low off the coast of Somalia. The cyclone named Ockhi had hit parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka last year in November. [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 names like Arnab, Nisarga, Aag, Vyom, Azar, Prabhanjan, Tej, Gati, Lulu among 160 other names … On June 13, the influence of a strengthening subtropical ridge over Saudi Arabia caused Vayu to gradually slow down and turn to the west, as it approached the coastline of the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. It is caused by a change of wind patterns over the region, this change causes heavy rains in the summer and long dry spells over the other months. 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Overall, Bulbul is the seventh cyclone of 2019 that will affect India. On August 6, a depression formed over the northwestern Bay of Bengal, with the IMD giving the storm the identifier BOB 03. The system continued to intensify, attaining maximum three-minute sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph) and a minimum barometric pressure of 922 hPa (27.23 inHg), Kyarr began slowly weakening on October 29 as it headed southwest towards the direction of Somalia. [2] As a security measure in the prevailing situation of heavy rains, the India Meteorological Department had issued Red alert in the 9 districts in Northern and Central Kerala, orange alert in 3 districts of Central Kerala, and yellow alert in the 2 districts of southern Kerala. [1] Airport authorities suspended operations of the flood-affected Cochin International Airport till 15:00 (IST) on 11 August 2019. The names for 2019 – shown below – will also be used in 2023, 2027, and 2031. 2 vehicles swept away by torrential downpours near #Bosaso and 2 boats capsized off the coast of Eyl town. On November 6, the remnants of Severe Tropical Storm Matmo traversed into the Bay of Bengal and developed into Cyclonic Storm Bulbul. The Philippines gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year, so the names … 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. Strong winds of 75 km/h also battered the Kolkata by uprooting many trees. The Paravanar River topped its banks, flooding an estimated 10,000 homes. The IMD then initiated advisories on the storm, making Pabuk the earliest-forming cyclonic storm for this basin, surpassing Hibaru in 2005, as well as the first cyclonic storm with a name originally assigned by RSMC Tokyo. The cyclone, unlikely to make a landfall in Kerala, is expected to intensify, with wind speeds of 90-140km per hour accompanied torrential rains along the state's coastal regions. As it continued north, it then strengthened into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm as the IMD issued coastal warnings for West Bengal. Over 2 lakh people have been directly affected by the flood, and have been shifted to 1318 relief camps in different parts of Kerala. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said a trough of low pressure had formed and so, a cyclone storm was likely to be heading toward Tamil Nadu by April 29. [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. [4] The season has also produced the most accumulated cyclone energy in this basin on record. It then made landfall near Gujarat as a depression and quickly weakened afterwards. [22] On June 16, an approaching mid-latitude trough weakened the areas of high pressure centered to the west and northeast,[23] which recurved Vayu sharply to the northeast. [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. 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. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Arya Rajendran from Kerala who is just 21- years old will most likely become the next Mayor of capital Thiruvananthapuram. As suggested by the 13 countries, IMD released a list of cyclone names in April, 2020. [7] At 12:00 UTC on 29 April, Fani was upgraded to a severe cyclonic storm, with the system beginning to undergo rapid intensification. It comes just about a month after Cyclone Gaja devastated neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry. On 8 August 2019, due to heavy rainfall in the Monsoon season, severe flood affected Kerala. The 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season ever recorded in terms of cyclonic storms, though the 1992 season saw more tropical storms according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. [citation needed], Heavy rains associated with the depression caused extensive flooding in Tamil Nadu. During the elections, Rajendran bagged 2,872 votes while Congress party got 2293 votes. As on 15 Aug 2019 at 1940 hrs income is 4368.2 Cr (INR). Cyclone 'Ockhi' alert issued for Kerala, Tamil Nadu. One person went missing after his boat sank off Duqm. 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. 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. Deep Depression BOB 03 formed on August 7 before impacting East India and Bangladesh. Pabuk entered the basin from the Gulf of Thailand as a cyclonic storm; its name was assigned by the Japan Meteorological Agency. On average, three to four cyclonic storms form in this basin every season.[1][2]. After being upgraded by the IMD to a severe cyclonic storm on June 11, and concurrently by the JTWC to a Category 1 tropical cyclone on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), the system began a period of rapid intensification. Now, the season’s first cyclone (already titled Fani) seems to be building up at its edges—and it could be a big one. The monsoon hit the southwestern state of Kerala last week but was several days late. Cyclone Ockhi also raised questions about the government’s preparedness to deal with major natural calamities. Three more Deep Depressions formed in Arabian Sea in quick succession early in the month of December, out of which, one strengthened into the eighth cyclone of the season, Cyclone Pawan, which made landfall in Somalia on December 6. In August 2019, Public has been very generous contributing to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. Cyclonic Storm Kyarr formed on October 24 and three days later became the first super cyclonic storm since Cyclone Gonu in 2007. She is a Students Federation of India (SFI) activist and is the state president of Children’s On October 25, owing to high sea surface temperatures, low shear and a moist environment, Kyarr began a period of rapid intensification and strengthened into a very severe cyclonic storm. Further activity occurred in October, and in the latter part of that month, the first Super Cyclonic Storm of the 2010s, Kyarr, formed. 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