The system weakened into a well marked low pressure area, 50 km north-northwest of Dhaka on the morning of October 24. It rapidly weakened once inland, and dissipated on the next day. Fishermen were advised not to go out to sea due to very rough sea conditions. The low pressure area gradually organized into a tropical disturbance over the next several days, as it slowly moved towards the southeast Bay of Bengal. [11] Residents in central Salalah experienced disruptions to power and water services. Name of cyclone 'Vardah' given by Pakistan [16][17], After 3 months of inactivity, on October 11, a depression developed over the west-central Bay of Bengal, though the system was originally observed near the Spratly Islands over the South China Sea on October 6. Cyclone Vardah and some important facts. For … It intensified into a well-marked low pressure area and then into a depression over the Bay of Bengal on October 10. [37], The JTWC issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert early on November 22 and according to them, it intensified into a tropical storm which was unofficially designated as Tropical Cyclone 04B.[38]. Gaja wreaked havoc on the coast of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry. On November 23, a depression formed in the Bay of Bengal, and it strengthened into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Nivar, two days later. Cyclone Amphan is the latest massive storm to hit the Bay of Bengal, a region notorious for producing cyclones that have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. The system crossed West Bengal's North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas and moved over the adjoining Bangladeshi coast on the noon of October 23 with the maximum wind speed of 45 km/h (30 mph). Gaja was a powerful cyclonic storm that struck Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before moving on to the Arabian Sea in 2018. It was a weak storm. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. It explosively intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm later that day. The next eight names from the list of North Indian Ocean storm names are listed below. 1. Six hours later, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) upgraded the system to a deep depression. [13] 2 people were found dead in a wadi due to flash floods,[14] while another person died and three were injured when a building collapsed. ... 16/Nov/2020 3:51:37 PM. According to the JTWC, it explosively intensified from a Category 1-equivalent cyclone to a Category 4-equivalent cyclone in just 6 hours. [12] Engineering teams from the Ministry of Defence were deployed to restore utilities and render air where necessary. 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. [32] It further intensified into a cyclonic storm and it was named Gati. The season began on May 16 with the designation of Depression BOB 01 in the Bay of Bengal, which later became Cyclone Amphan, the strongest storm in the Bay of Bengal recorded since the 1999 Odisha cyclone and breaking the record of Cyclone Nargis of 2008 as the costliest storm ever recorded in the basin. Extremely heavy rain between 20 cm and 24 cm is forecast in various districts of the state on November 25. [29], On October 20, a low pressure formed over Central Bay of Bengal. [2][3] That morning, landslide and flooding warnings were hoisted for parts of eastern Sri Lanka and the Indian state of Kerala were given expectations of torrential rainfall in the coming days. 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. Cyclone Vardah made landfall north of Chennai on December 12, 2016, lashing the capital city of Tamil Nadu with winds blowing at 140 km/hour. It will gain strength and get into the category of a severe cyclone by November 25. [26], The system delayed the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon season by almost a week, a delay compounded by the formation of Depression ARB 03 and Depression BOB 03. On average, 3–4 cyclonic storms form in this basin every season.[1]. Publish Date: Dec 12 2016 1:00PM | ... Puducherry experienced intermittent drizzle from early morning due to approaching very severe cyclone Vardah. The sea conditions in the Bay of Bengal are extremely rough and the fishermen have been advised to not venture into the sea for the next three days. The system began bringing torrential rainfall to Sri Lanka and Southern India. The conditions are so apt, we can expect Vardah to become a Severe Cyclone and i will not be surprised if it becomes even a Very Severe Cyclone in open seas. THIS is the reason, Ryan Sethi and his notable works during the pandemic. The following morning around 10:30 UTC, the IMD upgraded Amphan to a super cyclonic storm with 3-minute sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph) and a minimum pressure of 920 hPa (27.46 inHg).