per sq-km was calculated to demarcate the cyclone prone zones in Tamil Nadu state. The last time Chennai witnesed 120 km/hr winds were only from 1994 Cyclone… 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. Rains caused flash flooding and inundated five villages in Srikakulam district. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said that about 1,000 houses were damaged by the storm. 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. Madras Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam officials stated that vigil was being maintained on all important equipment, and the reactors are made to withstand winds up to 160 km/h (99 mph). Also, as per the report of Municipality of Andhra Pradesh, 495 km (308 mi) of roads, 406 km (252 mi) of drains, 107 km (66 mi) of water supply lines, 10,882 street lights and 36 municipal buildings were left in ruins, after the storm. ANALYSIS. [27] Several villages in and around Ongole were inundated by floodwater. 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. [33] Over eight people were killed on the first day itself, as the storm made landfall on Tamil Nadu. In Basava Road, a tree pulled down power lines, along with six electric poles outing power in the locality. CHENNAI: Cyclone Nilammade landfall on the Tamil Nadu coastbetween Mahabalipuram and Kalpakkam on Wednesday evening with strong winds. 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. [10] Late on October 24, the IMD upgraded depression ARB 01 to a cyclonic storm, officially naming it Murjan. [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. 136 likes. [13] The India Meteorological Department issued their final bulletin for Murjan at 0600 UTC of 26 October 2012. 87.5 millimetres (3.44 in) of rainfall was recorded in the city with a maximum sustained windspeed of 47 km/h (29 mph). [10] During that day the depression moved towards the west and gradually developed further with deep convection surrounding the system becoming better organized. Microwave satellite imagery depicted that most of the convection remained to the south of the system. They were later on able to establish contact with their families and the Coast Guard successfully tried to rescue them. [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. Danger signal 7 was hosted in Chennai, Ennore, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam ports of Tamil Nadu and in Puducherry, and danger signal 3 in Krishnapatnam, Vadarevu, Machilipatnam and Nizampatnam ports of Andhra Pradesh. [42] Despite several hours passed since Nilam made landfall, the convection persisted and caused very heavy rainfall in north coastal Andhra Pradesh. 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Cyclone Nilam has struck the … 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. [16] The IMD continued tracking Nilam as a weak depression until November 2, when they issued their last warning on the system. With the convective cloud bands lying over coastal Tamil Nadu, the centre of the cyclone is approaching the Tamil Nadu coast. Government offices and private organisations closed their operations by 3 p.m. to ease traffic congestion. [46] TV9 supplied food and drinking water to the flood victims of the district. [48] On November 7, a government survey revealed economic losses of ₹200 crore (US$28 million). 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. Cyclone shelters had been arranged in Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts. [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. The Tamil Nadu death toll rose to 11, as a result. The flood in Kilinochchi had receded and the situation was normalized. Severe flooding in the state reportedly killed another 15 people, taking the death toll up to 22. [6] In light of the damage wrought by the storm, Oxfam called for international aid to the country. 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. News from Chennai. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the cyclone started crossing the coast around 4.45pm and is expected to cross the coast in about two hours. 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 … In an environment with weak to moderate vertical wind shear and high sea surface temperatures, the depression intensified further. Though three bodies out of five were found, they were all yet to be identified. Over the following few days, the depression gradually intensified into a deep depression, and subsequently a cyclonic storm by October 30. The season had a late start, with the first system forming in October. Over 3,000 tonnes of debris was cleared out using 285 trucks. The 2012 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. Cyclone Burevi has weakened into a deep depression and will cross the Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. [8] The most significant damage took place in Hatiya where seven people were killed and 1,000 homes were destroyed. [27] In Chennai, all schools and colleges were closed as 282 schools and 52 community hallwereve been converted into cyclone shelters. [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. 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. Over the following few days, the depression gradually intensified into a deep depression, and subsequently a cyclonic storm by October 30. [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. Offshore, thousands of fishermen were caught off-guard by the storm and an estimated 1,500 were initially unaccounted for. Schools and colleges in the city, however, remained closed for November 1 and 2. [30] In Hyderabad, heavy downpours from the cyclone's rainbands caused a six degree temperature drop. Around 500,000 hectares of cropland was ruined while 68,000 people were evacuated and taken to flood relief camps. 2012 Cyclone Nilam. Cyclone Nisha – 656 mm in Orathanadu, Thanjavur in November 2008 Cyclone Ockhi – 451 mm in Papanasam Dam, Tirunelveli in Cyclone Vardah – 382 mm in Shollinganallur, Chennai in December 2016 Cyclone Nilam – 240 mm in Yercaud, Salem in November 2012 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. [26], The storm brought torrential rains to Sri Lanka. [2], More than 3000 people were evacuated around Mahabalipuram in the wake of the storm. 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