Schools and colleges in Chennai declared holidays until November 1 as 282 schools had been converted into relief centers. During the storm, 3,150 people were evacuated and kept in cyclone shelters at Thalainayar and Keezhaiyur. [16], An area of convection crossed the Isthmus of Kra on 23 October and entered the Bay of Bengal from the Pacific Ocean. Soon, the LLCC became fully exposed, as a result of the wind shear. [22] Across Sri Lanka, ten people were killed in events related to Cyclone Nilam. Government offices and private organisations closed their operations by 3 p.m. to ease traffic congestion. [26], The storm brought torrential rains to Sri Lanka. [27] Several villages in and around Ongole were inundated by floodwater. Originating from an area of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal on October 28, 2012, the system began as a weak depression 550 km (340 mi) northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. [28], Four more people were found dead in Andhra Pradesh, as two people were electrocuted near the New Port railway station in Kakinada. India is a country in the North Indian Ocean that is the most vulnerable to getting hit by tropical cyclones in the basin, from the east or from the west. Cyclone Nilam has struck the … [24], Floodwater totally inundated 51,486 hectares of directly sown farmland and 13,421 hectares of transplanted farmland; and partially submerged 4,404 hectares of directly sown area and 12,189 hectares of transplanted area. It slowly organized itself and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a TCFA at 0330 UTC of 28 October. [6] Later, as the Andhra Pradesh government conducted their review on the storm, it was revealed that the state suffered huge economic losses of ₹200 crore (US$28 million). [28], A area of low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal on 12 November. Flooded streets in the city of Chennai October 31, 2012. [37] The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) upgraded the storm into a Tropical Cyclone by 0300 UTC of 23 December,[38] followed by Deep Depression status by the morning hours of the same day. [40], In a review conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the next day, it was depicted that nearly 67,819 people of 21,655 families have been shifted to 86 relief camps across the state. On October 23, the second depression of the season developed out of a persistent low in the Arabian Seaand soon became the first cyclonic storm of the season Murjan. Many coastal areas of Tamilnadu have been affected and yesterday evening the cyclone crossed Chennai city. [6] However, this number was quickly reduced to around 60 the following day. However the storm encountered strong vertical wind shear and colder sea surface temperatures on 24 December,[37] causing its low-level circulation center to become fully exposed, prompting JTWC to issue its final advisory on the storm. [9] The storm then tracked westwards and intensified into a Deep Depression by 18:00 UTC on the same day, followed by a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at 20:00 UTC. [24] As it moved further inland into the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, Nilam further weakened into a Depression. TV9 reported that over 12,000 poor had remained hungry over the past three days and no government official had visited the storm affected villages despite the prolonged shortage of food and lack of electricity. The cyclone is mainly raised from the North East monsoon period of December. [24] On November 1, more than 200 boats ran aground due to strong winds. [29] Rains in Andhra Pradesh inundated 76,980 hectares of cropland, most of which was paddy. Cyclone Nada: Satellite animation of Cyclone Nada cloud build-up in 5 seconds. and brought high winds and heavy rains to much of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. The Puttalam – Mannar road was submerged under about a meter of water near Eluwankulama due to the overflowing of the Kala Oya river. [31] BOB 03 developed a well-defined LLCC with increasing deep convection located to the north of the system. Rains caused flash flooding and inundated five villages in Srikakulam district. [33] The following day, IMD reported the storm had weakened into a depression and was predicted to weaken further. The neelam cyclone i s expected to c ross tamilnadu (south of chennai) tomorrow (october 31st , 2012) may be at noon or evening. The storm killed a total of 30 people. The storm made landfall at peak intensity near Mahabalipuram on 31 October,[22] and started weakening. [30] In Hyderabad, heavy downpours from the cyclone's rainbands caused a six degree temperature drop. This is a table of all storms in the 2012 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Cyclone … Cyclonic Storm Nilam was the deadliest cyclone affect South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Rail services were temporarily suspended when electricity lines fell on the railway track. Every year flood or cyclones affects in Tamil Nadu, The earlier cyclone namely Nisha, Jall, and now [14] In the early hours of November 1, Nilam weakened into a deep depression. Onlookers gather on the beach after the oil tanker ship Pratibha Cauvery ran aground off the coast in Chennai on October 31, 2012. [7] According to the police chief of Bhola District, the storm was far stronger than forecast and no warnings for a major storm were made. [9] The next day, the system intensified into a Depression about 550 km (340 mi) to the northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. It made landfall near Mahabalipuramon October 31 as a strong cyclonic storm with peak wi… The cyclone is heading “northwest to cross anywhere between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh,” said Y.E.A. 87.5 millimetres (3.44 in) of rainfall was recorded in the city with a maximum sustained windspeed of 47 km/h (29 mph). Four others remained missing even after a second day of search and rescue efforts which included four ships, two helicopters and two Dornier aircraft. On October 23, the second depression of the season developed out of a persistent low in the Arabian Sea and soon became the first cyclonic storm of the season Murjan. Such was the ferocity of the cyclone that sea water was found inside houses that were 100 meters away from the shore. [19] Later that day, the JTWC initiated advisories on the system, designating it with 02B. The cyclone killed 24 people in the state, and caused ₹22,573 crore (US$3.35 billion) in damage. Murjan became the first cyclonic storm of the season. 'sapphire') was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. Cyclone Nilam (2012), 45 kts After Cyclone Jal, Cyclone Nilam is believed to be the deadliest cyclone to have impacted South India. [48] On November 7, a government survey revealed economic losses of ₹200 crore (US$28 million). 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The cyclone made landfall over Southern India early on October 31 and dissipated on November 2. The Chennai port on the southeast coast has stopped cargo operations after a cyclone warning. They were later on able to establish contact with their families and the Coast Guard successfully tried to rescue them. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said that about 1,000 houses were damaged by the storm. The death toll in the state went up to seven. Originating from an area of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal on October 28, 2012, the system began as a weak depression 550 km (340 mi) northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Exactly double the figure of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh suffered more economic damage and life loss though it was not directly hit. 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 2012 USD. IMD claims another cyclonic storm likely to affect Tamil Nadu in December Monday, November 30, 2020, 14:56 [IST] 4 killed due to Nivar cyclone in Tamil Nadu: PM Modi speaks to … [16] The IMD continued tracking Nilam as a weak depression until November 2, when they issued their last warning on the system. [3] While damages to property were considerable, human casualties were very few. The Cyclone in Tamilnadu – “Gaja” The cyclone in Tamilnadu, Gaja hit the east coast and areas in the interior including Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Thiruvaroor, Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam levelling everything on its way. 136 likes. [20], Overall, 4,627 people were reportedly displaced due to the flooding and 56 people have left their homes in fear of landslides. [11] The cyclone continued tracking westward at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph). Severe flooding in the state reportedly killed another 15 people, taking the death toll up to 22. Along with Nellore, Chittoor district also saw very heavy rainfall. As per reports, 449 electric poles were felled and 30 houses were damaged, out of which 16 houses were totally destroyed. The storm killed a total of 30 people. The cyclone was 45 … [5] The figures soon went up to ₹100 crore (US$14 million). [26] The Kandaleru-Poondi part of the Telugu Ganga project near Gudur, reportedly overflowed cutting transportation across the river. TV9, a Telugu news channel reported that people in Nellore district continued to suffer from the effects of the storm even after landfall, due to lack of information regarding the cyclone. Schools and colleges in the city, however, remained closed for November 1 and 2. Cyclonic Storm Nilam was the deadliest tropical cyclone to directly affect South India since Cyclone Jal in 2010. On October 10, the IMD started to monitor a depression that had developed out of an area of convection, associated with the remnants of Severe Tropical Storm Gaemi about 350 km (215 mi) southeast of Kolkata, West Bengal. In Jaffna district, divisional secretariats provided relief items and necessary amenities to the affected. Further weakening ensued as land interaction increased, and the IMD downgraded ARB 02 into a low pressure area on 25 December.[39]. Cyclone Nilam originated from an area of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal on October 28, 2012. [3] The state government later declared a holiday for all schools and colleges of coastal districts. (BCCL) Several poor in coastal villagers who depended only on fishing had lost access to food and clean drinking water as fishing was prohibited for over three days. CHENNAI: Cyclone Nilammade landfall on the Tamil Nadu coastbetween Mahabalipuram and Kalpakkam on Wednesday evening with strong winds. [25], As Nilam weakened, heavy rainfall continued affecting south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana with heavy rains and flash flooding. In Nuwara Eliya District, families vulnerable to landslides were evacuated and sent to Vidulipura Temple. Several villages and towns in southern coastal Andhra Pradesh were flooded and heavy rains were also reported in Visakhapatnam, a major city in north Coastal Andhra. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Phailin (/ ˈ p aɪ l ɪ n /; Thai: ไพลิน, romanized: Phịlin, lit. 2008 Cyclone Nisha Several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been depolyed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry in the wake of Cyclone Nivar that will hit the Indian coastal areas on Wednesday. Meals and relief items were provided to the flood victims of Colombo and Gampaha districts. The flood in Kilinochchi had receded and the situation was normalized. [21] The name Nilam was suggested by Pakistan, it is the Urdu word for Sapphire. The tracks of past cyclones, which crossed the Tamil Nadu coast from the year 1891 to 2013 were digitized and shown in the Map.1. IMD has broadly classified these tracks as depression, cyclonic storm and severe cyclonic storm. [25] Nilam dissipated on November 2, over north interior Karnataka. [22] Severe flooding in Prakasham district blocked a highway and strong winds overturned a major truck. [19] On November 3, the remaining two bodies from the MV Prathiba Cauvery incident were recovered, sending the death toll up to 21. [14], There were reports of severe flooding in Bosaso city in Somalia. Offshore, thousands of fishermen were caught off-guard by the storm and an estimated 1,500 were initially unaccounted for. One fell on the compound wall of a police commissioner's residence, causing structural damage. [4] Nilam was initially estimated to have caused economic losses of around ₹700 million (US$9.8 million) to ₹800 million (US$11 million). It also was a weakened cyclone due to high shear during landfall over Mahabs and the maximum wind was however in chennai at 75 km/hr. After originating from a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal on October 28, the system made landfall as a strong cyclonic storm near Mahabalipuram on … Chennai - Stay updated with latest & flash news, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Restaurants & Food, Events, Politics, Climate Updates, from Chennai, Tamil Nadu- Page 2012 Raj, deputy director general of meteorology in … Also, heavy rains in Visakhapatnam district lead to a train derailment in Araku Valley, a famous tourist destination near Visakhapatnam. [4] After the depression had made landfall, the IMD issued their final advisory on the depression as the system had weakened into an area of low pressure. [6] At least 1,500 mud, straw, and tin houses were destroyed and 30,000 more were damaged. [2], More than 3000 people were evacuated around Mahabalipuram in the wake of the storm. [32] On November 18, BOB 03 encountered strong wind shear from the south west that diminished most of its convection. The first depression of the season developed out of the remnants of Severe Tropical Storm Gaemi on October 10, 2012, very late into the 2012 cyclone season, about 350 km (215 mi) southeast of Kolkata, West Bengal. 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. The official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre in this basin is the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the Joint Typhoon Warning Center releases unofficial advisories.[1]. 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. [23] In the early hours of November 1, Nilam weakened into a Deep Depression. [33] Over eight people were killed on the first day itself, as the storm made landfall on Tamil Nadu. As the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu - Pongal - arrives, the yield that is expected has a new implication this year. [5], The storm brought high winds and heavy rains to much of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. [34] At the same time, JTWC stopped tracking BOB 03, stating that the storm's wind speeds had diminished to below warning criteria. [35] On November 2, one of the MT Pratibha Cauvery's five missing sailors' bodies was found in the sea waters near Chennai. Tamil Nadu Cyclone Nivar: Coastal Tamil Nadu is bracing for heavy rain and strong winds after weathermen warned that the depression over the Bay of … [11] The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre also noted that deep convection was building over a cloud-covered low level circulation center and issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert. Cyclone Nilam made landfall on the Tamil Nadu coast between Mahabalipuram and Kalpakkam on Wednesday evening with strong winds. Fairly widespread moderate to heavy rains may occur over Tamil Nadu on December 1 and 2. In Mulaitivu district, evacuees in the evacuation centers were returned to their houses. It gradually drifted northwestwards and organized itself until on November 17, when the JTWC issued a TCFA on the system, reporting 30 knot winds at the center. 16 crew members had reportedly escaped. [29] About half an hour following the TCFA, the IMD upgraded the area of low pressure into a Depression,[30] and further into a Deep Depression, the same evening. Nilam Cyclone. Over the following few days, the depression gradually intensified into a deep depression, and subsequently a cyclonic storm by October 30. Among the evacuees, 2,100 people were from Pirinchamoolai, Vandal and Gundooranvellir villages and were taken to community halls. O… Cyclone-hit Tamil Nadu farmers may file high insurance claims 14 Jan, 2009, 12.05 AM IST. [34] In Chennai, weather returned to normal. [47] Following severe flooding in West Godavari district, four children were electrocuted on November 6. The heavy rains and strong winds by Cyclone Nilam affected Chennai Port of Tamil Nadu and New Port railway station in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. [42] Despite several hours passed since Nilam made landfall, the convection persisted and caused very heavy rainfall in north coastal Andhra Pradesh. Vardah crossed the eastern coast of India close to Chennai in the afternoon hours of December 12, 2016. [35] By 1800 UTC of 19 November 2012, IMD reported the storm had weakened into a well marked low pressure area and issued their last bulletin for the system. [15] The storm brought strong winds and heavy but beneficial rains within the areas of Bari region (Bossasso, Ishkushban and Bandar Beyla) according to the Somalia Water and Land Information Management. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said government agencies are on their toes to deal with the any emergency situationin the state. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over south Tamil Nadu on December 1 and 4, and over south Kerala on December 2 and 4, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Cyclonic Storm Nilam was the deadliest tropical cyclone to directly affect South India since Cyclone Jal in 2010. [31], The Chennai Port sounded a 'Danger 7' alarm and had sent off ships to outer sea to minimize damage when the storm made landfall. Keametsite recorded 72 km/hr winds. per sq-km was calculated to demarcate the cyclone prone zones in Tamil Nadu state. [39] M. Jayaraman, a senior disaster management official, said that at least 16 people were killed in rainfall-related events. [13] The India Meteorological Department issued their final bulletin for Murjan at 0600 UTC of 26 October 2012. 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