Most of the delta farmers are tremendously affected by this cyclone. Soon after, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA). 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. "Though the center of cyclone is over land, rear sector of eye wall is still over sea. The storm will bring heavy rainfall with a wind speed of up to 100 kmph. Due to the possibility of adverse effects in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, early steps were taken by the state governments. Gaja had severe impacts in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. On November 5, a low pressure system formed over the Gulf of Thailand. The cyclone crossed between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam, said Indian Meteorological Department, After PM's Outreach, Farmers' Unions To Meet On Saturday; Resumption Of Dialogue With Centre On Agenda, 'Malicious Propaganda For Political Gain': Mamata's Counter Attack On PM Modi Over PM-KISAN Scheme, Rajinikanth Health Update: Actor Stable, To Stay At Hospital Tonight; Kamal Haasan Prays For His Speedy Recovery, Year Ender 2020 | Visuals Reminding Plight Of Labourers During The Great Indian Migrant Crisis, Mumbai's Dharavi, Once A Covid Hotspot, Records Zero Positive Case For First Time Since April 1. The storm survived crossing over into the Arabian Sea later that day and continued moving westward; however, it degenerated into a remnant low in hostile conditions only several days later, on November 20. Totally 56,000 hectares of crops and trees were destroyed due to the cyclone. About 80,000 were evacuated to 470 relief camps from the districts which were vulnerable to the cyclone in Tamil Nadu. According to IMD, scattered heavy rains is likely to occur over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala. [5]. Tropical Outlook. 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. 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. The highest wind gust was recorded in Adhirampattinam at 181 km/h, and Muthupet recorded a wind gust of 180 km/h. The current wind speed of cyclone Gaja is at 80-90kmph gusting to 100 kmph. After Cyclone Gaja, Tamil Nadu sought Rs 15,000 crore from Indian central government to rebuild. Updated on November 13, 16:05: Cyclone Gaja to lash rains over Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh Coast by tomorrow morning The storm survived its crossing into the Arabian Sea; however, it dissipated in hostile conditions only a few days later. About 80,000 were evacuated to 470 relief camps from the districts which were vulnerable to the cyclone in Tamil Nadu. The cyclone Gaja crossed the coast with a wind speed of about 110kmphA gusting up to 120 kmph. The high speed wind has damaged the … Cyclone Gaja effect: Wind speed increases fourfold in Bengaluru Sat, Nov 17 2018 08:35:44 AM; Bengaluru, Nov 17 (TOI): Gaja, the cyclonic storm that has swept parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, has had its impact on Bengaluru too. Uprooted trees, damaged electric poles hanging on at a street in … "Gaja Cyclone now lies at about 80 km southeast of Karaikal, moving at rate of 16 km per hour. Other future tropical cyclones: Current View of the North Indian Basin. Cyclone Gaja is expected intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow and move west-northwestwards during the subsequent day and half. At the moment, though, GAJA is seeing maximum sustained wind speed of 65 kmph, gusting at 83 kmph. TNN. [4] Thousands of cattle and birds died due to the cyclone. Gaja: Cyclonic storm 60-km northeast of Vedaranyam The current location of cyclonic storm is 60-km northeast of Vedaranyam of Tamil Nadu. [1] Holidays were also announced in the coastal districts of the Cauvery delta region in Tamil Nadu as well as Puducherry. According to IMD, scattered heavy rains is likely to occur over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala. The Tamil Nadu government said the fallen trees are being removed at the earliest. Wind speeds in the city increased by four times the daily average for 24 hours between Thursday morning and Friday. Tropical cyclone GAJA made landfall between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam towns (Tamil Nadu State, India) on 15 November, with maximum sustained winds up to 139 km/h. Cyclone Gaja is expected to make landfall between Pamban and Cuddalore, around Nagapattinam district just before midnight on November 15. Regions of Karaikal and Nagapattinam also experienced 100 km/h winds. 8:30 am: The severe cyclonic storm has weakened into a cyclonic storm, with wind speeds of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, and has moved around 20 kilometres northwest of … Cyclone Gaja over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved further west-southwestwards and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam near lat 10.5, long 79.8 with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph during 12:30 am to 2:30 am on Friday (November 16), the MeT department said. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja was the sixth named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, after Cyclones Sagar, Mekunu, Daye, Luban, and Titli. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Preventative measures were explained throu… Chennai: As the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam early on Friday, as many as 76,290 people have been evacuated from six districts of the state. "Cyclone Gaja likely to hit TN on Thursday evening; holiday declared for schools in some districts and 16 trains cancelled – Times of India", "Cyclone Gaja: TN government braces up itself for the calamity", https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/donations-pour-tn-aftermath-cyclone-gaja-91964, "When perennial crops fall prey to nature's fury...", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cyclone_Gaja&oldid=995835422, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from December 2018, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 03:47. Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph is likely to commence along and off north Tamil Nadu–south Andhra Pradesh coasts from November 14 morning. Watch Queue Queue 'Gaja' that lay … gaja cyclone with high speed wind and gusting recorded live. About 18,000 hectares of Coconut trees were damaged, mostly uprooted. IMD forecasts a maximum wind speed … 1:48am IST Tracking Gaja and the cyclone’s possible effects Cyclone Gaja effect: Wind speed increases fourfold in Bengaluru. People were advised not to come out of the house, as the cyclone caused high winds. It is forecast to reach 130 kmph, gusting at 157 kmph at 11:30 pm on Wednesday night. You might also be interested in directly bookmarking the Gaja spaghetti models page. Per current tropical weather outlooks, the highest current potential of a new tropical cyclone in this basin is … [2] People were advised not to come out of the house, as the cyclone caused high winds. The cyclone crossed the coast with a wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph, a weather bulletin said. The cyclone Gaja crossed the coast with a wind speed of about 110kmphA gusting up to 120 kmph. ... “With increasing velocity of the wind speed… November 17, 2018. Two Cuddalore residents and four people in Thanjavur were killed on Friday as the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' made landfall in Tamil Nadu with wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph. Heavy rain and … By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of these cookies. Isolated rain is likely to occur over north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, north Kerala and and interiors of south Karnataka. Afterward, Gaja passed through Vedaranyam, Voimedu, Muthupet, Pattukotai, Adirampattinam, and Mallipattinam, on the same day. Due to the possibility of adverse effects in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, early steps were taken by the state governments. In its weather bulletin, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said Gaja crossed by 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam with a wind speed of about 110 kmph gusting up to 120 kmph. 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. 45 people were killed by the storm in that Thanjavur district pattukkotai alone 8 were killed. After tracking west-southwestward for a number of days, it made landfall near Nagapattinam in southern India, early on November 16 as a Very severe cyclonic storm. An India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin said, "severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam...with wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting up to 120 kmph, early Friday." At 00:00 UTC on November 11, the deep depression strengthened into a cyclonic storm, and was given the name Gaja by the IMD. One aspect that both the JTWC and IMD forecasts agree on is that GAJA will keep at least 'Cyclonic Storm' intensity at the time of landfall. The affected areas were the districts of Nagappattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Pudukottai, Karaikal, Trichy and Ramanathapuram. 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. After that Relief works was carried out by state government and other NGOs, Especially Popular Front of India, They have given Relief materials Worth 1.5 Crores For the Cyclone affected people in Delta region and they repairs 100 Houses in Muthupet, Athirampattinam, Madukkur and Nagapattinam. After wind speed reduced for some time due to the eye of the cyclone touching shore, Cyclone Gaja has picked up speed again. Gaja, the cyclonic storm that has wiped out the parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, has also had its impact on Bengaluru The wind speeds within the … Rain lashed coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as cyclone Gaja crossed the state's coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam early Friday with wind speed gusting up to 120kmph. Inter Agency Group, TN Cyclone Gaja Assessment Report Page 5 of 42 Shelter: With the wind speed of unimaginable proportion, the thatched or tiled houses bore the brunt of the wind power. The sea turned rough in Puducherry, as huge waves hit the port during Cyclone Gaja. [3], At the time of landfall of the cyclone, heavy winds of about 175–180 km/h speed were experienced. About 100,000 electric poles, 1,000 transformers, 201 electricity substations and 5,000 boats were destroyed by the cyclone. A bulletin released by the IMD at 00230 HRS said, ''The Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved further west-southwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 2330 hrs IST of 14 th November, 2018 over Southwest Bay of Bengal near latitude 12.0°N and longitude 83.8°E, about 410 km east-southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 450 … ABP News uses cookie on this website to ensure a better User Experience, beautiful functionalities and to measure visitor behavior in order to improve the content. Sea conditions will also be rough. The weak system intensified into a depression over the Bay of Bengal on November 10 and further intensified to a cyclonic storm on November 11, being classified 'Gaja'. The entire eye wall region (of the cyclone) still lies over the land, said IMD. 45 people died, mostly in the districts of Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, and Pudukottai. Cyclone Gaja - UPDATES. The wind speed was 90-100 kmph at the time of landfall Over 60,000 people have been evacuated and sheltered in 331 relief camps The severe cyclonic storm Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu around 1:40 am Friday. 9:25 am: Trees have been uprooted in Nagapattinam in the overnight rainfall and strong winds which hit the town due to Cyclone Gaja.NDRF teams are carrying out clearance work in the area. The Tamil Nadu government said the fallen trees are being removed at the earliest. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. / All images: ANI. After tracking west-southwestward for a number of days in the Bay of Bengal, Gaja made landfall in South India, shifted through Vedaranyam, Thiruthuraipoondi, Muthupet, Pudukkottai, Adirampattinam, Pattukkottai and Peravurani. Wind speed at the time of landfall will be around 80 to 90 kmph. The wind speed at the time of the landfall was around 90-100 kmph. The next day, the system was designated by the IMD as BOB 09. Late on the next day, the storm's remnants dissipated near Socotra. Bengaluru, Nov 17: Gaja, the cyclonic storm that has swept parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, has had its impact on Bengaluru too. Gaja will be the second cyclone to hit the coastal area in a month after Cyclone Titli wreaked havoc in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 11, killing a total of 70 people. Forming on November 5 as a low pressure system over the Gulf of Thailand, the system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula and eventually crossed into the Andaman Sea. Cyclone Gaja – India (ECHO 17 Apr 2019) Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:00. The next day, it crossed into the Andaman Sea and lingered there, organizing further throughout the day and intensified into a depression over the Bay of Bengal on November 10. 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