Gaja originated over the Gulf of Thailand as a low pressure system, which intensified into a depression over the Bay of Bengal on November 10, 2018. The eye of the storm is moving at 18 km/hr at present. Other future tropical cyclones: Current View of the North Indian Basin. With winds gusting up to 120 kmph and over 80,000 people being evacuated, cyclone Gaja stormed across Tamil Nadu Friday morning killing 11 people and damaging homes along the coast. People were advised not to come out of the house, as the cyclone caused high winds. Per current tropical weather outlooks, the highest current potential of a new tropical cyclone in this basin is none. On 16th November 2018 Gaja cyclone (a severe cyclonic storm) made a landfall on the coast of Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of Friday. Gaja cyclone now lies at about 80 km southeast of Karaikal, moving at 16 kmph. The latest bulletin from IMD reported the cyclone is very likely to move west-southwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore, around Nagapattinam during late evening on Thursday at a speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph. It will be crossed South India exactly on November 15 at 3.00pm- 11.30pm between the Cuddalore and Pabam middle and Nagapattinam coast, the report from Regional Weather Office in Chennai. No active storms. %���� 1 0 obj ?���:��0�FB�x$ !���i@ڐ���H���[EE1PL���⢖�V�6��QP��>�U�(j The 56-year-old, once a wealthy landlord who had a monthly turnover of Rs. A yellow warning has been issued for South Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Preventative measures were explained through all … The severe cyclone crossed the coast near Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam with a wind speed of 200 kmph, uprooting most of the coconut trees which is the main source of the agriculturists of the district. As the cyclone’s landfall began, coastal towns including Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Thondi, and Pamban in […] 40 lakh. For Friday, the Met Department has issued an orange warning or “be prepared” for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala, where the effects of Cyclone Gaja will still be felt. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra coasts are likely to see gale winds with windspeed touching 100kmph from Thursday afternoon, according to IMD. 3 0 obj How Cyclone Gaja has moved over the last 4 days. @SkymetWeather Mahesh Palawat (@Mpalawat) November 16, 2018 Two Cuddalore residents and four people in Thanjavur were killed as the severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja‘ made landfall in Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja LIVE UPDATES: Tamil Nadu On High Alert As Cyclone Expected To Make Landfall, Heavy Rainfall Predicted Between Cuddalore and Pamban, the cyclonic storm 'Gaja' is set to make landfall on Thursday evening bringing heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu with a wind speed … Tropical Cyclone GAJA-18 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability. 1. Gaja cyclone – A deep depression has been identified in the Bay of Bengal and they are forming into the cyclone storm. As of Monday, Cyclone Gaja was at an estimated 740 km east ­northeast of Chennai and was predicted to make landfall on Thursday, November 15. The storm will bring heavy rainfall with a wind speed of up to 100 kmph. According to IMD, Cyclone Gaja will bring heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. While a red colour warning or “take action” has been issued for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Thursday, a yellow colour warning or “be updated” has been issued for South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Kerala, where rainfall is predicted at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places, as per IMD's 8.30am bulletin. Cyclone Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district with wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph at around 1:40 am on Friday. You might also be interested in directly bookmarking the Gaja spaghetti models page. The Cyclone has left a trail of destruction in the delta districts of Tamil Nadu claiming lives of at least 63 people. Tropical cyclone Gaja over Southwest Bay of Bengal has further intensifies and is now seen as a severe cyclonic circulation. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. TRICHY: Severe cyclonic storm Gaja that crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam in the early hours of Friday -- between 12.30am and 2.30am -- with a wind speed of 100-110kmph gusting to 120kmph brought heavy rain in the coastal districts, said the India Meteorological Department. {{{;�}�#�tp�8_\. Holidays were also announced in the coastal districts of the Cauvery delta region in Tamil Nadu as well as Puducherry. A cyclonic storm — Gaja — is expected to hit the northern coast of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday midnight. CHENNAI: Pointing out that cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as cyclone Gaja which hit Tamil Nadu during the northeast monsoon in 2018, Revenue … It was also predicted that the winds would move southwest and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over a period of 24 hours and the same would maintain for another 24 hours. Show us some love! <> While the Met Dept forecast states that Cyclone Gaja will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over the next few hours, it likely to weaken before hitting the coast. It is centered around 11.3°N and 82.6°E, about 320 km of east-southeast of Chennai and 300 east-northeast of Nagapattinam. According to IMD, Cyclone Gaja is expected to make landfall on Thursday evening, crossing the coast between Paamban and Cuddalore around Nagapattinam. Severe cyclonic storm "Gaja" crossed between Pondicherry and Nagapattinam with wind gusts up to 120 kilometres speed per hour. As per the 8.30am bulletin by IMD, Cyclone Gaja lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal and moved further west-southwestwards with a speed of 14 kmph. It’s expected to cross through Vedaranyam and Nagapattinam between 12 am and 3 am. @~ (* {d+��}�G�͋љ���ς�}W�L��$�cGD2�Q���Z4 E@�@����� �A(�q`1���D ������`'�u�4�6pt�c�48.��`�R0��)� Due to the possibility of adverse effects in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, early steps were taken by the state governments. Cyclone Gaja is expected to spare Chennai as the course has shifted down south. Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph is also likely from the morning of November 13 and the speed is likely to increase to 80-90 kmph off north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from November 14. The coast of Tamil Nadu is also expected to see high waves, with an advisory issued to fishermen to not venture out into the sea. Gales reaching 80-90 km per hour was likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh. Gaja makes landfall near Vedaranyam at midnight. continued to track west-southwestwards at a speed of 14 kmph during the past six hours. Cuddalore, Nagappattinam, Karaikal, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts will see extreme rainfall – upwards of 20cm – on Thursday.