Flooding around Midnapore, West Bengal, killed at least nine people while 21,000 others were affected. That day, steering currents weakened, causing the system to become nearly stationary before a trough influenced more northeasterly, and later easterly, movement.  Additional rains spread into Himachal, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal pradeshes. The IMD expected the system to intensify further and move towards north Tamil-Nadu/south Andhra Pradesh coasts. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. , Monsoonal rainfall associated with the depression triggered extensive flooding in Andhra Pradesh.  Later in the day, the IMD issued its final advisory on the depression as it weakened into a low pressure area. A depression in October was responsible for 180 deaths and US$1.638 billion in damage across Yemen. An average of four to six storms form in the North Indian Ocean every season with peaks in May and November.  Puducherry got 90 mm of rainfall on 9 December..  It is the best rainfall cyclone for Tamil Nadu since Nisha in 2008. Tamilnadu Weatherman Pratheep John in his posts Recap of Cyclone Nisha in 2008 and how dry monsoon was turned into floods within few days with stand and deliver rains. Collectively, there were a total of 30 days of activity in the basin, with no storms existing simultaneously.. Cyclone Phyan – 820 mm in Ketti, Nilgiris in November 2009 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 Cyclone Gaja – 197 mm in Kodaikanal, Dindigul in November 2018 Cyclone …  During the morning of September 15 the depression intensified into a Deep Depression as it moved closer to the Orissa Coast near Chandbali on 16 September and maximum surface wind of 40 knots (74 km/hr) was reported by Chandbali at 1700 UTC of 16 September.  The minister of Andhra requested that the government send rice, pulses, oil and other materials to cyclone victims.  Jaffna recorded the highest rainfall since 1918, of 520.1 mm of rain in one week, with the 26 November total rainfall (389.8 mm) being the highest in nine decades. Extremely heavy rainfall (over 244 mm) may be likely in isolated parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu between 16 and 17 November 2015, according to IMD forecasts. Later that morning the deep depression intensified into a cyclonic storm and was named Khai Muk and the cyclone watch was raised to a warning for Andhra Pradesh coast with Khai Muk forecast to intensify even further before it made landfall on November 15 in south Andhra Pradesh coast close to the north of Kavali.  Across northeast India, approximately 8 million people were affected by the floods, of which 2 million were rendered homeless.  Later that morning before the depression made landfall it reached its peak intensity with a central pressure of 988 hPa/mbar. Chennai, Nov 26: Heavy rains kill 20 in Tamil Nadu, Chennai weather, chennai rain, nagapattinam, tamil nadu rain, cyclone in chennai, bay of bengal, schools colleges shut down in chennai… Chennai - Stay updated with latest & flash news, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Restaurants & Food, Events, Politics, Climate Updates, from Chennai, Tamil Nadu- Page 2008 , In the immediate aftermath of the cyclone, numerous members of the international community were prepared to provide Myanmar with aid. Though the cyclone in moving too fast it is going to dump huge rainfall in short period. A few hours later the IMD upgraded the system to a deep depression issuing a Cyclone Watch for Andhra Pradesh as intensification into a cyclonic storm was possible. Damage in India totaled to 3789 crores, or 800 million in 2008 USD. , Late in the morning of November 25, India Meteorological Department satellite imageries, including surface observations from Sri Lanka and coastal stations of Tamil Nadu, indicated that a depression had formed over Sri Lanka in southwest Bay of Bengal. The remnants of the depression continued westward and brought locally heavy rains to parts of Oman. The official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre in this basin is the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the Joint Typhoon Warning Center releases unofficial advisories. , On October 24 it made landfall on the south-eastern coast of Yemen, leaving at least 26 civilians and six soldiers dead while trapping hundreds of people due to flooding and torrential rainfalls.  The following day, a total of 44,949 people had evacuated to 66 relief shelters. On November 24, 2008, Cyclone Nisha hit Tamil Nadu. Heavy rain lashes Tamil Nadu Nov 26, 2008. Average of 43cms rainfall received across Tamil Nadu … Cyclone Nivar over southern India and Sri Lanka, 24 November 2020.  The Deep Depression also caused storm surge up to 15 to 20 feet high.. The most affected areas map released by ReliefWeb. 10.5 0 N and long.  733 houses were destroyed in the governorates of Hadhramawt and Al-Mahrah, while 22,000 people were displaced. The depression then made landfall on the Bangladesh coast and slowly weakened into an area of low pressure, whilst located over Jharkhand in India. Other storms throughout the season caused significant damage in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Yemen. Cyclone Nivar To Hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry With Winds At 145 Kmph.  Consequently, it was designated as a land depression in the end of monsoon season report. Heavy rains have stopped as of Friday evening but there are occasional showers to make moving around the city a major hazard. A maximum of 720 mm (28 in) of rain fell in Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal in 48 hours between 17 & 18 June of which 530 mm fell on 18 June.  However the IMD kept issuing advisories on the Deep Depression.  A total of 148 homes were destroyed and another 23 were damaged, amounting to Rs. On November 26, the system was upgraded to a cyclonic storm and made landfall in Tamil Nadu the same day. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a tropical cyclone warning on the tropical cyclone early on November 14 naming it as Tropical Cyclone 05B. Lets see how many Cyclone have hit Tamil Nadu in the last 15 The physiographic location of Tamil Nadu state and its shape of the coastline increase the exposure of coastal communities to the direct impact of cyclones. About 7,500 people were evacuated from several towns to 23 shelters set up by officials. 10 cores (US$1.9 million) in agricultural losses. , Overall, this weak storm killed at least 180 people in Yemen. For several weeks, the State Peace and Development Council (Myanmar's military junta) insisted that the nation could cope with the disaster and refused aid. 15 people were killed in Bangladesh and 13 people were killed in India (5 in Meghalaya, Those born two thousand years later have seen the same tsunami that ravaged coastal districts. The state of Tamil Nadu was hit by cyclonic storm 'NISHA' in South India, since the 26th of November 2008. , High winds knocked down trees and power lines causing traffic jams throughout the Andhra Pradesh. An estimated 138,373 people lost their lives and damage reached K13 trillion (US$15.6 billion). , On September 14 an area of low pressure formed southeast of Kolkata, India. , Rashmi killed at least 28 people. On November 24 an area of low pressure formed over land in Sri Lanka. In late April, the Intertropical Convergence Zone became very active over the Bay of Bengal and later spawned a low-pressure area on April 26. , "Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert 25-11-08 07z", "Special Tropical Weather Outlook 25-11-08 12z", "Special Tropical Weather Outlook 25-11-08 15z", "Special Tropical Weather Outlook 27-11-08 00z", "Special Tropical Weather Outlook 27-11-08 09z", "Special Tropical Weather Outlook 27-11-08 15z", "Special Tropical Weather Outlook 28-11-08 03z", "Deep depression over Bay of Bengal weakens: Met Dept", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cyclone_Nisha_(2008)&oldid=983294746, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 12:22. There is flooding across many parts of the city. It later was downgraded to a Depression, named TC 03B by the JTWC. Damage is estimated at about 3789 crores i.e. The strongest tropical cyclone ever to make landfall in India is the 1999 Odisha cyclone. Of these systems, seven developed into deep depressions, four into cyclonic storms, and one into a very severe cyclonic storm. , Torrential rains associated with the depression fell across much of Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, and Jharkhand.  15 people were killed and thousands of homes were also damaged. It was the ninth tropical cyclone of the 2008 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the seventh tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that year. India News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday November 25, 2020 .  It lost its strength while crossing the Gulf of Aden due to entry of dry air and land interaction as it passed close to the northeastern coast of Somalia. 4 crores (US$780,000). Nargis is regarded as the worst disaster in the nation's history as well as the fourth-deadliest tropical cyclone on record. This table lists all the Depressions that developed in the North Indian Ocean during the 2008 season.  During September 15 the IMD designated this area of low pressure as Depression BOB 04. 0:36 . At least 56 people lost their lives, 31 of which occurred West Bengal. Cyclone Gaja hit the Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of coastal Puducherry with heavy rainfall in Cuddalore and Pamban. Overall, approximately 138,927 people were killed and losses totaled $14.7 billion (2008 USD). Because almost 50 per cent of the coastal communities are living within two kms from the coastline.7 In 2008, cyclone 'Nisha' brought heavy rainfall and widespread damages to infrastructure. The interaction of these two systems led to the formation of a low over the southern Arabian Sea on June 4. The system is likely to move in a northwesterly direction and cross Tamil Nadu coast near Vedaranniyam around noon of today.  On October 21 IMD updated the system to a Deep Depression while it lay 700 km south of Salalah, Oman near the east coast of Somalia. However, the system became sheared to the western periphery and the IMD downgraded it back into a deep depression. The IMD posted a cyclone watch for Tamil Nadu region of India noting that the system was likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Nagapattinam by tomorrow night. Very late in the day the IMD mentioned that the deep depression would intensify, however the cyclone watch for Tamil Nadu coast was lowered (or not mentioned) in the bulletin issued.  At least 23 people lost their lives in the region. On November 26, the Indian Meteorological Department upgraded the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal to a cyclonic storm and named it Nisha.  The most affected areas map released by ReliefWeb. The cyclone destroyed the livelihood of people in and around the city of Tanjore. In two days, Orathanadu registered 990 mm of rainfall.  Early on December 5, the IMD upgraded Depression BOB 08 to a deep depression. Overall in 4 days between 25 and 28 November, Orathanadu got 1280 mm making it as the 4th wettest Cylone in India.  An estimated 1.2 million hectares of crops were damaged or destroyed by the storm leading to Rs. Previously the highest amount of rainfall in a day was 570 mm registered by Cuddalore on May 18, 1943. On average, 2–3 tropical cyclones make landfall in India each year, with about one being a severe tropical cyclone or greater. 4 crores (US$780,000) in monetary losses. The first and most destructive storm of the season, Cyclone Nargis struck the Irrawaddy Delta in southern Myanmar, with a 3 to 5 m (9.8 to 16.4 ft) storm surge. Overall, the storm killed at least 25 people in India (10 in Orissa, 15 in Uttar Pradesh), but overall damage was minor. A software, Cyclone eAtlas – IMD, has been developed to generate Tracks , statistics in Map, Charts and Tables on various aspects of Cyclones and Depressions of Indian seas.  In nearby Arunachal, a series of landslides near Itanagar killed 19 people and injured 15 others. , Fifteen people were killed when Nisha hit northern Sri Lanka on November 25, 2008, causing heavy rains and flooding that reportedly displaced between 60,000 and 70,000 people in Vanni and 20,000 people in Jaffna district. Burevi will be spoken and remembered for years to come, just like Nisha was,” said the founder of the page Tamil Nadu Weatherman. The observed track of Deep Depression making inland into Uttar Pradesh after crossing Orissa The track of cyclonic storm Rashmi making landfall in Bangladesh, The Cyclone crossed the Khulna-Barisal coast at Patharghata, Bangladesh on October 27, 2008. This feature is not available right now. It was the ninth tropical cyclone of the 2008 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the seventh tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that year.  Activity was mostly limited to the Bay of Bengal, with only two depressions developing in the Arabian Sea. 2 cores (US$430,000). , Nisha killed 204 people making it the 4th deadliest storm in 2008 after Cyclone Nargis, Typhoon Fengshen and Hurricane Hanna.  Some places have recorded extreme rainfall, notably Orathanadu, Thanjavur District where over 660 mm of rain fell in a 24-hour period, breaking the 65-year-old record of highest daily rainfall in Tamil Nadu. , 15 people have been killed when Nisha hit northern Sri Lanka on November 25, 2008, causing heavy rains and flooding that reportedly displaced between 60,000 and 70,000 people in Vanni and 20,000 people in Jaffna district.  However it as the depression was located within an area of moderate to high vertical wind shear, it did not develop further. The season has no official bounds but cyclones tend to form between April and December.  During the four-day period from 25 through 28 November, Orathanadu received 1280 mm of rainfall, making it as the 4th wettest Cylone in India to date. Historically, any weather system crossing the Gulf of Mannar has brought widespread rainfall including in Chennai. The RSMC then downgraded it to a depression on September 18 as it moved further inland. The heavy rain has already begun to fall in Chennai, causing flooding on the streets of the city. , 189 people were killed by the heavy rains and floods caused by the cyclone in Tamil Nadu and the death toll is expected to rise. Please try again later.   The IMD did not upgrade it until it was overland near Puri. Some reports indicated that the army even obstructed private relief, setting up check-points, confiscating goods, and arresting those trying to help. , Early on June 15, an area of low pressure formed within the monsoonal trough over the northern part of the Bay of Bengal. Khai-Muk headed northwest and then northwards after making landfall in Andhra Pradesh. Around 189 people lost their lives. It was the ninth tropical cyclone of the 2008 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the seventh tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that year. Accompanied by low wind shear, favorable outflow, and over an area of high sea surface temperatures, the system consolidated into a depression the following day. , On December 3, an area of low pressure formed over the southern Bay of Bengal within the Intertropical Convergence Zone.  The depression continued to weaken until it decayed into a remnant low late on the same day. A special rain filled cyclone to be remembered for life time. 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.  The JTWC estimated the system to have been somewhat stronger, attaining one-minute sustained winds of 215 km/h (135 mph). Wind speed to reach 70 km/hr: Ramanan Nov 26, 2008. , Striking the Irrawaddy Delta with unprecedented intensity, Nargis produced a devastating 3 to 5 m (9.8 to 16.4 ft) storm surge over the region and a maximum wind speed of 190 km/h was also reported..  Later that day as the IMD reported that Nisha had weakened into a deep depression, The JTWC issued their final advisory on Nisha.  5 people were also killed in the state of Meghalaya, India. At that time it was located approximately 650 kilometres (400 mi) south-southwest of Port Blair. Early on November 26, the deep depression close to Tamil Nadu coast intensified into a cyclonic storm and was named "Nisha". The 2008 North Indian cyclone season was one of the most disastrous tropical cyclone seasons in modern history, with tropical cyclones leaving more than 140,000 people dead and causing more than US$15 billion in damage, making it the costliest season in the North Indian Ocean, until it was made second in 2020.  Flash flooding occurred on many rivers throughout the state. Cyclonic Storm Nilam was the deadliest cyclone affect South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. All fishermen were advised to remain at port due to rough seas.  Later that day the JTWC issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on the tropical depression. Cyclone Nisha (2008) Cyclone Nisha hit Tamil Nadu after Fanooz and this was also a big one. Rashmi brought down electrical and telephone poles and uprooted trees, large areas of acres of crops were also destroyed.  Early the next day, the depression made landfall on the Orissa coast. , Early on November 26, the India Meteorological Department upgraded the deep depression to a Cyclonic Storm and named it Nisha. 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There are two main seas in the North Indian Ocean—the Bay of Bengal to the east of the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Sea to the west of India. The shelters provided the residents with breakfast and milk on November 16.  The latest figure of casualties is of 180 persons dead and 100 others missing, mostly from the region of Hadhramawt, where the storm made landfall. After 12 years, on November 24,Cyclone Nivar formed in the Bay of Bengal. Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC Later that day as Nisha moved northwest towards India, both the JTWC and the IMD reported that Nisha had reached its peak wind speeds of 55 kts (63 mph 102 km/h 1-min) 45 knots (52 mph 83 km/h 3-min).  Once onshore, the system gradually weakened and dissipated early on May 4. On October 19 the IMD noted that an area of low pressure which located to the south east of Salalah, Oman had intensified into a tropical depression and was assigned the number ARB 02.  In two days, Orathanadu registered 990 mm of rainfall.  So the JTWC issued their last advisory on the depression later that day. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami visited a relief camp in Devanampattinam of Cuddalore district to meet people affected by cyclone Nivar. reported about 50 knots (93 km/hr) winds at the time of landfall. $800 million (US$). The depression remained practically stationary and intensified into a deep depression and lay centred as of 0530 hours IST today, the October 26, 2008, about 400 km east-northeast of Visakhapatnam, 250 km south-southeast of Paradip and 550 km south-southwest of Kolkata. On 25th November 2008, Cyclone Nisha was formed and it brought heavy rains in some districts like Nagapattinam, Cuddalore etc till 28th of November. Cyclone Tamil Nadu is no big deal. By November 15, all ports in Andhra Pradesh were under cautionary signal number three. 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