Our Karyakartas should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens. With #CycloneOckhi expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, I appeal to @BJP4Gujarat Karyakartas to focus on helping people across the state. It has warned that when the cyclone hits the Gujarat coast, "wind speed would remain between 50 and 60 kmph and may reach up to 70 kmph in south Gujarat." This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM. People have been advised against visiting beaches. This cyclone’s projected movement brings back memories of Cyclone Ockhi, which also formed over the Bay of Bengal in November 2017, passed southern Sri Lanka, and skirted the southernmost districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on November 30, 2017. It said that the depression was moving at a speed of 18 kmph for the last six hours. Cyclone Ockhi-induced showers and winds claimed four lives on Thursday. Ockhi is a tropical cyclonic storm, formed in the north Indian Ocean which hit Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep and moved to Maharashtra and Gujarat. Use up and down arrows to change selection. In Kerala, about 200 fishermen have been reportedly missing off the coast of Thiruvananthapuram. A warmer than normal sea is the nursery of cyclones. Cyclones with wind speeds between 165 and 220 km per hour are classified as ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’. 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The Met centre has warned that when the cyclone hits the Gujarat coast, "wind speed would remain between 50 and 60 kmph and may reach up to 70 kmph in south Gujarat". On November 28, Ockhi developed near the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. The Indian Navy has launched search and rescue operations in southern part of the state. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. At its strongest, Ockhi carried 1-minute sustained wind speed of 185 km/h. A sea of trash lays strewn at Versova Beach in Mumbai on December 6, 2017 morning after two days of high tide and Cyclone Ockhi. 2b). A meteorological department bulletin on Sunday said Cyclone Ockhi had moved further north-north-westwards at a speed of 12kmph and lay centred at about 440 km west-north-west of Amindivi (Lakshadweep), 870 km south-south-west of Mumbai and 1,070 km south-south-west of Surat. The peak maximum sustained surface wind speed (MSW) of the cyclone … According to the IMD, this was caused by favourable sea-surface temperatures (SST) that was around 29-30 degree Celsius. On Saturday, at its most powerful, Ockhi had wind speeds between 155 and 165 km per hour, touching the upper border for ‘very severe cyclonic storm’. ................................ Advertisement ................................ Tracing Cyclone Ockhi In India: All You Need To Know, Cyclone Ockhi-driven rains lashed Mumbai on Tuesday, Number Of Cyclones Have Gone Up In India: Earth Sciences Ministry, Cyclone Nisarga: Hundreds Living Near Mumbai Beaches Being Evacuated, Cyclone Nisarga To Hit Alibaug Near Mumbai Shortly: 10 Points, Hardik Turns Santa Claus, Celebrates Christmas With Family. Right now the Ockhi cyclone is 390 km from Surat and is predicted to hit the city around midnight," Gujarat`s Principal Secretary, Revenue, Pankaj Kumar told reporters in Gandhinagar. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. Headlines National Weather Cyclone Ockhi heading towards Tamil Nadu, Kerala ... 75 kmph was very likely along and around Lakshadweep Islands during the next 12 hours and may increase thereafter with wind speed becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from tonight. Cyclone Ockhi: Rescue operations began in rain-battered Kerala and Tamil Nadu. ), (TK Deepaprasad/TOI, BCCL, Thiruvananthapuram), (Rakesh Nair/TOI, BCCL, Thiruvananthapuram), (Rakesh Nair/TOI, BCCL, Thiruvananthapuram Home/ Headlines/ Cyclone Ockhi heading towards Tamil Nadu, Kerala. It is also estimated to have caused damage worth $920 million. Its destructive force reportedly led to at least 245 deaths in total, of which 218 in India. The system produced heavy rainfall and gale-force winds in Sri Lanka, initially affecting the southern coastline, with Matara, and the general Matara District in particular, experiencing wind speeds of 70–80 km/h (40–50 mph) and bearing the brunt of the cyclone. The first option will be automatically selected. It's free! Type at least three characters to start auto complete. Cyclonic Storm Burevi—the fifth cyclone in the North Indian Ocean this year—is expected to make landfall over Sri Lanka by the evening of December 2, and thereafter travel towards India, possibly crossing the Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban around the early morning of December 4. Over 1,000 people were evacuated to the relief camps. The latest IMD forecast (5.30 pm, Tuesday) stated that the cyclone, lay centred in east central Arabian Sea, 240 km from Surat, causing high speed winds and rain across Gujarat and adjoining Maharashtra. A tropical cyclone is a storm with a wind speed greater than 62 km per hour formed above the warm tropical ocean with a … Ockhi is the strongest cyclone to develop in the Arabian Sea since Megh in 2015. The railways has also conducted a mock drill in preparation for Cyclone Ockhi. Current Wind Speed 45 knots / 52 MPH. Waves lash at the shores near Chellanam, Kerala as Cyclone Ockhi roughens sea conditions. Similar pattern had been observed during Cyclone Ockhi that hit the eastern coast in November 2017. It took a convoluted route, and at the same time, witnessed rapid intensi fication in wind speeds — the two factors that make cyclone prediction difficult. For weather, science, and COVID-19 updates on the go, download The Weather Channel App (on Android and iOS store). # Cyclone Ockhi around 350 km south-SW of Surat,it is expected to cross tonight. We recognise our responsibility to use data and technology for good. Those with even higher wind speeds are called ‘super-cyclones’. We then examine the perturbations in the dynamical parameters of Ockhi cyclone. December 1Cyclone Ockhi strengthened further on December 1, triggering a "red warning" for Lakshadweep - the highest category alert. Due to a supposed delay in the issuing of cyclone advisories and fishing warnings, several fishermen were left stranded in the sea when the cyclone edged closer to the south Indian coast. December 5Cyclone Ockhi which held the "very severe" cyclone status has weakened into a "severe" cyclone, the MeT office said. However, it will not be as devastating as it was in Kerala and Lakshadweep. Cyclone Ockhi: Indian Navy used 10 of its ships and eight aircraft for rescue operations. The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. "Families of fishermen hit the streets in protest, demanding that searches be intensified. Nonetheless, both the relative vorticity and wind speed was maximum on 4 December just before cyclone Ockhi starts weakening. Why the Ockhi cyclone is labelled as a powerful cyclone? The India Meteorological Department warned of heavy rainfall in north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra. November 30A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal near Tamil Nadu intensified into Cyclone Ockhi. Big waves cause seawater to invade the shore in Chellanam, Kerala. Take control of your data. Indian Air force officials escort a rescued fisherman post rescue operations in the sea. It also became the first very severe cyclonic storm to form in the Lakshadweep Sea since 1925 (ref. Cyclone Ockhi-driven rains lashed Mumbai and an alert has been sent to Gujarat, where it is expected to make a landfall. 9). Recently searched locations will be displayed if there is no search query. People are advised not to venture out in the sea. Colomboand its suburbs, along with the southwestern and western coastal regions, were also … Nearly 90 fishermen remained missing as the cyclone headed towards Lakshadweep. Here are some photos that were captured as the cyclone made its presence felt across southern India: After wreaking havoc in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Lakshadweep Islands, Ockhi headed towards the western coast of India on December 4, effectively bringing unseasonal rainfall to Mumbai, Maharashtra. Use escape to clear. IMD places cyclones in categories based on the maximum wind speed generated by them. The death toll in Kerala and Tamil Nadu reached 20. From 4 December 1500 UTC, cyclone Ockhi Researchers attributed the drop in pollution levels to high wind speed over the city because of cyclone Ockhi that passed west of Mumbai on Tuesday. Family members of fishermen stuck in the sea during Cyclone Ockhi block a road in protest at Vettukad, Thiruvananthapuram. Democratic Republic of the Congo | Français, State of Vatican City (Holy See) | Italiano. Alphonsamma, 65, … Following warnings issued by the authorities due to Cyclone Ockhi, a policeman evacuates people from the Shagumugham beach in Thiruvananthapuram. The models failed to capture this intensification in advance8. ), WATCH: Latest India Weather Forecast: December 25, Earthquakes Cause Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano to Erupt. If you wonder what's the meaning of the name 'Ockhi,' here is the answer – it means 'eye.' A concurrent increase in the relative vorticity is observed from 30 November to 4 December, while the wind speed is found to be lower (Fig. December 3Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam, who is from Kerala, said that Cyclone Ockhi cannot be called a national disaster as there is no such scheme, but assured all necessary assistance to tackle the situation.The MeT department issued an alert for fishermen in Maharashtra and Gujarat, saying that the sea along north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts will be very rough on December 4 and 5.The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted that "390 fishermen from Kerala had been rescued. It attained a peak wind speed of 85 kt (43.7 m s–1) with a well-defined eye by 2 December 0600 UTC. In fact, thanks to Ockhi, India's financial capital ended up recording the highest 24-hour December rainfall in over a decade. Just one week after Cyclone Nivar drenched several parts of southern India, another cyclone is now set to bring torrential downpour across southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Only 52 bodies were reportedly recovered, while the remaining 91 missing fishermen were declared dead. Updated on December 3, 2017 09:50 AM: Very severe cyclone Ockhi persists, to recurve towards Gujarat now A coast guard ship tows away a ship stuck in the sea while rescuing fishermen stuck in the sea in the midst of the cyclone. A bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department said gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph was very likely along and … Wind speed may also increase and reach up to 30-40 kmph and gust up to 50 kmph. At its strongest, Ockhi carried 1-minute sustained wind speed of 185 km/h. In Gujarat too, teams of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF have been stationed along the coast near Surat and Saurashtra.The Prime Minister appealed the BJP workers to focus on assisting the people of Gujarat. The India Meteorological Department (IMD has described the Ockhi cyclone as a ‘Very severe cyclonic storm’. At the time of the image, sustained winds were estimated to be 45 knots (50 miles or 80 kilometers per hour). Lakshadweep, South Kerala and Tamil Nadu are likely to be hit by heavy rainfall. What Are Green Crackers, and Are They Really ‘Green’ and Eco-Friendly? Fishermen have been asked not to venture out into the sea and Coast Guard has also deployed all its resources. © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020. Holdings fall on the road due to cyclone-induced winds in Thiruvananthapuram. Cyclone Ockhi: Thundershowers likely, Mumbai on high alert An official from the IMD said the forecast included moderate-to-heavy rainfall at a few places “along with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph” along the coastal areas. OCKHI Current Status. Cyclone Ockhi-induced strong winds cause damage on Lakshadweep islands. Cyclone Ockhi: It was learnt that 15 boats have gone adrift to the Lakshadweep area following high speed winds crossing 80 km per hour. Heavy rain is expected for two days starting from Wednesday accompanied by strong wind with a speed of 75 to 90 km per hour, the MeT office said. Cyclone Ockhi brings strong winds to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on November 30, 2017. Ockhi cyclone had a wind speed between 155 and 165 km per hour. Falling trees and damage to power transmission lines resulted in power outages in affected areas, with Matara, Galle and Ambalangoda among the worst affected. Cyclone Ockhi is likely to gain a wind speed of upto 120 kmph by Friday morning. Currently, the storm is hovering over northern Maharashtra and is likely to make a landfall near Surat in Gujarat. Fishermen's Anger Boils Over Callous Attitude of Government in Issuing Alerts for Cyclone Ockhi. Cyclone Ockhi will weaken gradually when crossing south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts. Around 100 fishermen are still missing. Kochi: The cyclone 'Ockhi,' which triggered strong winds and heavy rain in the southern parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is reportedly just 60km off the Thiruvananthapuram coast. Originating near Sri Lanka over the Bay of Bengal on November 29, Cyclone Ockhi moved over the Arabian Sea via Kanyakumari, triggering heavy rains and high speed wind. The disappearance of around 96 fishermen has forced the locals to initiate their own rescue operations. Ultimately, the cyclone ended up killing 143 fishermen in Kerala. While Burevi is likely to be the least destructive cyclone of the year 2020, Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi was a lot more potent and catastrophic. Owing to heavy rains, several trains to and from Thiruvananthapuram were delayed, cancelled or re-scheduled.December 2In Lakshadweep, Cyclone Ockhi damaged five fishing boats. According to principal secretary in the state revenue department, Pankaj Kumar, at least nine districts including Rajkot have received light showers or drizzle since this morning. Max Predicted Wind Speed 45 knots / 52 MPH at 2017-12-05T06:00:00.000Z Cyclone Ockhi Forecast: Rain and Gusty Wind Alert in Mumbai, Surat for December 5 and 6; Fishermen Advised to Stay Away From Sea Mumbai and Surat have been put on rain alert as Cyclone Ockhi … 10:05 pm: Cyclone Ockhi brings clouds, downpour to Rajasthan ... By the time it reaches Surat city, wind speed is expected to be 30-35 km. Family members and friends of the fishermen who went missing in the sea gather at a beach near Poonthura in Thiruvananthapuram. (TK Deepaprasad/TOI, BCCL, Thiruvananthapuram As Cyclone Ockhi gets closer to Mumbai's coast, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has told the police, fire brigade, coast guard, NDRF and the Navy to be on their toes till December 7. Ockhi had a clockwise recurving track after moving into the Arabian Sea. A candlelight vigil organised by Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram in solidarity with the victims of Ockhi tragedy in Thiruvananthapuram. In Kanyakumari, the situation was particularly worrisome and over 1,000 people were evacuated from the low-lying areas. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Gujarat's Valsad, Surat, Navsari, Bharuch, Dang, Tapi, Amreli, Gir-Sonath and Bhavnagar districts on December 5, it said.Maharashtra and Gujarat governments are preparing for any emergency. A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal near Tamil Nadu intensified on November 30 and it strengthened on December 1. category with a wind speed of 80 kt (41.2 m s–1) over the southeast Arabian Sea. The air force, navy and coast guard helped rescue fishermen from the two rain-battered states. Its destructive force reportedly led to at least 245 deaths in total, of which 218 in India. Mumbai's railways has deployed extra personnel for crowd management. Squally wind speed reaching 45-55kmph gusting to 65kmph very likely along and off Kerala coast during next 24hrs. This resulted in strong winds and heavy showers that uprooted more than 500 trees, snapped power lines, damaged settlements. The cyclone moved to Lakshadweep on December 2. Ockhi particularly left a long-lasting impact on the fishing families in southern India. Thirteen people died in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This led to a low vertical wind shear in the region. The cyclone moved beyond Lakshadweep towards Mumbai and Gujarat on the same day.Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 531 stranded fishermen were rescued from Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts and a compensation of Rs 10 lakh was announced to the family of those who died in the storm.Distressed family members of missing fishermen blocked the National Highway in Thiruvananthapuram's Poonthura alleging rescue operations were inadequate.The Kerala government urged the Centre to declare Cyclone Ockhi as a national calamity. IMD’s cyclone classification The cyclone with a wind speed of 75 km which centred between Kanya-kumari and Thiruvananthapuram, resulted in torrential rains through the day. Cyclone Ockhi was named by Bangladesh after the Bengali word for "eye" and is considered to be the most intense cyclone to transverse the Arabian Sea since 2015's Cyclone Megh that affected Oman, Somalia and Yemen, killing 18 people. 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