Cyclone Fani Live Updates: Extremely Heavy Rainfall In Puri, Impact Of Cyclone To Last Till Evening
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Cyclone Fani status: The cyclone currently lies about 65 km from Gopalpur and 80 km from Puri in Odisha
Updated : May 03, 2019 11:01 IST
Cyclone Fani: Coastal Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are on high alert.
Cyclone Fani made a landfall in Puri on Odisha coast around 8 am, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high velocity winds with speed of 175 kmph in vast areas. The process of landfall is expected to continue for the next two hours, the weather office said. The area along Puri is witnessing winds with a speed of 142 kilometres per hour that could reach up to 180-200 kmph, Mritunjay Mohapatra, in-charge of the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. Large areas in Puri and other places were submerged with water as heavy rains battered the entire coastal belt of the state. Several trees were uprooted and thatched structures destroyed at some places including Bhubaneswar.
Cyclone Fani -- also pronounced FONI -- also triggered heavy rains in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, where gusty winds with speed reaching up to 140 kmph uprooted trees and electricity poles, officials said. The cyclone moved close to north coastal Andhra before it made landfall in Odisha.
The Odisha government has already evacuated lakhs of people from the coastal areas to camps on higher grounds. At least 14 districts in Odisha are in the path of the Cyclone Fani. People have been evacuated from Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Naygarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar which are expected to be badly impacted by the storm. Nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated in last 24 hrs. Ganjam and Puri evacuated more than 3 lakh and 1.3 lakh people respectively to safe shelters. About 5000 kitchens started operating to serve people in the shelters.
All flights from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled from midnight, Kolkata airport will be shut between 9.30 pm on Friday to till 6 pm on Saturday. A total of 140 trains including 83 passenger trains have been cancelled so far. After crossing Odisha, cyclone Fani is likely to move towards West Bengal before tapering off.
The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and disaster management agencies are fully prepared and on stand-by. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, reviewed preparedness for Cyclone Fani with his senior-most officials.
Here are the live updates on Cyclone Fani:
May 03, 2019 11:01 (IST)
Extremely heavy downpour is occurring in Puri,Khurda, Bhubaneswar,Jagatsinghpur, Air India Radio said in a tweet. The impact of cyclone will last till this evening, it added.
May 03, 2019 10:54 (IST)
Here's what the landfall at Puri actually looked like
Cyclone Fani hit the Odisha coast this morning with gusting winds and heavy rain. The impact of the Category 4 storm started around 8 am, said the Indian Meteorological Department.
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweeted a video to show the sheer impact of Cyclone Fani's landfall at Puri.
The short video showed trees swaying wildly in the roaring winds and rain.
According to the met department, the winds hit the coast at a speed of 150 to 175 km per hour and even higher at some places. The eye of the cyclone was of 30 km diameter.
The sound and the fury : here's what the landfall at Puri by #CycloneFani actually looked like..
Video by @PIBBhubaneswarpic.twitter.com/4GpvKFkRQ3
Cyclone Fani made a landfall in Puri on Odisha coast around 8 am, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high velocity winds with speed of 175 kmph in vast areas. The process of landfall is expected to continue for the next two hours, the weather office said.
Live updates of Cyclone Fani. Nearly a million have been evacuated due to the "extremely severe" cyclonic storm
Cyclone Fani LIVE updates: Bhubaneshwar Airport to resume operations at 1pm on May 4, confirms Ministry of Civil Aviation
Live updates of Cyclone Fani. Nearly a million have been evacuated due to the "extremely severe" cyclonic storm
May 03, 10:30 PM (IST)
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as ‘FONI’) over Coastal Odisha moved further north-northeastwards with a speed of about 20 kmph in the last six hours and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of 03rd May, 2019 over Coastal Odisha, about 60 km southwest of Balasore (Odisha) and 160 km southwest of Midnapore (West Bengal). (Image: Indian Meteorological Department)
Update: Cyclone Fani to move northwards towards West Bengal and the Northeast. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached for pre-positioning in Assam's Cachar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Jorhat districts, the Times of India has reported.
Helicopters have been kept ready at Bagdogra and Purnea for quick deployment in Odisha and West Bengal, The Times of India quoted a Defence release as saying.
West Bengal: Visuals of heavy rainfall from Kolkata. #CycloneFani made its landfall in Puri, Odisha earlier in the day.
10:06 PM - May 3, 2019
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May 03, 10:01 PM (IST)
Update from CMO: Power restoration in Ganjam district to be completed tomorrow and effort been undertaken for other places on war footing. Restoration of roads has started and already completed in Ganjam & Gajapati districts.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu: Directed Civil Aviation Secretary to continuously monitor situation. DGCA will issue revised advisories to airlines as and when necessary. Taking all possible steps for passenger safety and to minimise inconvenience.
#WATCH: Visuals of heavy rainfall and strong winds from Balipatna in Khurda after #CycloneFani made a landfall in Odisha's Puri.
2:47 PM - May 3, 2019
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May 03, 02:11 PM (IST)
Cyclone Fani now weakening, says IMD
Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm to hit India since 2014, is weakening after barreling into Odisha, the chief of the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in an NDTV report.
Heavy rains, along with strong winds, will continue throughout the day in Odisha, where more a million people have been evacuated, K J Ramesh, Director General of the IMD said. "After making landfall this morning, cyclone Fani has started weakening and it's likely to enter Bangladesh by tomorrow evening," he said. "No cyclone ever had such a long duration in April."
देश के बड़े हिस्से में आंधी, पानी और आसमानी बिजली की चेतावनी
मौसम विभाग ने 11 मई से लेकर 15 मई तक उत्तर पश्चिम भारत के मैदानी इलाकों में आसमानी बिजली कड़कने के साथ ही रुक-रुक कर आंधी और बारिश की आशंका जाहिर की है. इस बात की आशंका है कि आंधी पानी के साथ कई जगहों पर बिजली भी गिर सकती है लिहाजा लोगों को सतर्क रहना होगा.
सिद्धार्थ तिवारी [Edited by: शिवेंद्र राय]नई दिल्ली, 11 May 2019
मौसम विभाग ने 11 मई से लेकर 15 मई तक उत्तर पश्चिम भारत के मैदानी इलाकों में आसमानी बिजली कड़कने के साथ ही रुक- रुक कर आंधी और बारिश की आशंका जाहिर की है. इसी के साथ यह भी कहा गया है इस दौरान जम्मू-कश्मीर, हिमाचल और उत्तराखंड के पहाड़ी इलाकों में ज्यादातर जगहों पर मध्यम दर्जे की बारिश भी हो सकती है. साथ ही पश्चिम बंगाल और सिक्किम के लिए 12 मई और 13 मई को आंधी-पानी की चेतावनी जारी की गई है. पूर्वोत्तर भारत के लिए मौसम विभाग ने 12 मई से लेकर 16 मई तक तेज हवाओं के बीच बारिश होने का अंदेशा जाहिर किया है.
मौसम विभाग के डीडीजीएम बीपी यादव के मुताबिक उत्तर पश्चिम भारत में एक के बाद एक 3 वेस्टर्न डिस्टरबेंस अपना असर दिखा रहे हैं. जिसकी वजह से मैदानी इलाकों के साथ साथ पहाड़ी इलाकों में मौसम पूरी तरीके से बदल जाएगा. 11 मई से पहले वेस्टर्न डिस्टरबेंस का असर दिखना शुरू हो जाएगा.
इसकी वजह से पश्चिमी राजस्थान से लेकर पंजाब, हरियाणा, दिल्ली, पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश, हिमाचल, उत्तराखंड और जम्मू कश्मीर में बादलों की आवाजाही बढ़ जाएगी. कई जगहों पर हल्की बारिश शुरू होगी और इसी के साथ तेज हवाओं के थपेड़ों से लोगों को दो-चार होना पड़ेगा. उन्होंने बताया कि मौसम की करवट में एक खतरा भी छुपा हुआ है. वह खतरा है आसमानी बिजली का. इस बात की आशंका है कि आंधी पानी के साथ कई जगहों पर बिजली भी गिर सकती है लिहाजा लोगों को सतर्क रहना होगा.
मौसम में आए बदलाव की वजह से उत्तर पश्चिम भारत से लेकर पूर्वी भारत और मध्य भारत तक लोगों को गर्मी से निजात मिलेगी. ऐसा अनुमान है कि देश के ज्यादातर इलाकों में तापमान 40 डिग्री सेल्सियस से नीचे चला जाएगा. मौसम विभाग के पूर्वानुमान के मुताबिक हरियाणा, चंडीगढ़ और दिल्ली में 11 मई को 30 से 40 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की रफ्तार से आंधी आ सकती है. इसी के साथ बारिश होने की संभावना भी है. उसके बाद 13 मई और 14 मई को इन सभी इलाकों में दोबारा 30 से 40 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की रफ्तार से आंधी और बारिश की आशंका मौसम विभाग ने जताई है.
उत्तराखंड की बात करें तो मौसम विभाग का कहना है कि 11 मई को यहां पर आंधी पानी के साथ ओलावृष्टि होने की भी संभावना है. यहां पर 30 से 40 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की रफ्तार से तेज हवाएं चलेंगी. यह स्थिति 12, 13 और 14 मई को भी बनी रहेगी. मौसम विभाग का कहना है कि गढ़वाल और कुमाऊं दोनों इलाकों में मध्यम दर्जे की बारिश होने की पूरी संभावना है. बारिश का सिलसिला 18 मई तक जारी रहने की संभावना है.
हिमाचल प्रदेश की बात करें तो यहां पर 40 से 50 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की रफ्तार से कई इलाकों में आंधी आने की आशंका मौसम विभाग ने जताई है. साथ ही इस बात की भी आशंका जाहिर की गई है कि कई जगहों पर ओलावृष्टि हो सकती है. यह स्थिति यहां पर 17 मई तक रहने की आशंका है. इसी तरह जम्मू कश्मीर के बड़े इलाके में तेज हवाओं के साथ आंधी और बारिश होने की आशंका जताई गई है. यह कहा गया है कि यहां पर 40 से 50 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की रफ्तार से तेज हवाएं कई इलाकों में दर्ज की जाएंगी.
बदले हुए मौसम का सबसे ज्यादा असर गर्मी कम करने के लिहाज से राजस्थान में देखा जाएगा. यहां पर पूर्वी और पश्चिमी राजस्थान में ज्यादातर जगहों पर धूल भरी आंधियों के साथ साथ बारिश होने की संभावना भी मौसम विभाग ने जताई है. पूर्वानुमान के मुताबिक राजस्थान में धूल भरी हवाओं की रफ्तार 40 से लेकर 60 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की होने की आशंका है. यह स्थिति अगले 7 दिनों तक बने रहने की संभावना है. इसी तरह का मौसम पंजाब और हरियाणा में भी देखा जाएगा जिसका असर पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश और पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश तक बना रहेगा.
मौसम विभाग ने 11 मई से लेकर 15 मई तक उत्तर पश्चिम भारत के मैदानी इलाकों में आसमानी बिजली कड़कने के साथ ही रुक रुक कर आंधी और बारिश की आशंका जाहिर की है. इस बात की आशंका है कि आंधी पानी के साथ कई जगहों पर बिजली भी गिर सकती है लिहाजा लोगों को सतर्क रहना होगा.
Monsoon expected to hit Kerala on June 4, three days after normal onset date: Skymet
Monsoon expected to hit Kerala on June 4, three days after normal onset date: Skymet Skymet said monsoon will be "below normal" in the country with a Long Period Average (LPA) of 93 per cent and an error margin of five per cent.
Skymet said monsoon will be "below normal" in the country with a Long Period Average (LPA) of 93 per cent
The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1
East and Northeast India will get 92 per cent of the LPA which falls under the below normal category
Monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala on June 4, three days after its normal onset date, marking the official commencement of the rainy season in the country, private weather forecaster Skymet said Tuesday.
The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1.
Skymet said monsoon will be "below normal" in the country with a Long Period Average (LPA) of 93 per cent and an error margin of five per cent.
"Arrival of monsoon over Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be on May 22, with an error margin of plus/minus 2 days. Southwest Monsoon 2019 is likely to make onset over Kerala on June 4, with an error margin of plus/minus 2 days.
"It seems that initial advancement of monsoon over peninsular India is going to be slow," Skymet CEO Jatin Singh said.
"All the four regions are going to witness lesser than normal rainfall, this season. Rainfall in East and Northeast India and central parts will be poorer than Northwest India and South Peninsula," Singh said.
According to Skymet, there are 55 per cent chances of a below-normal rainfall, which will have an influence of El Nino, a phenomenon linked to the heating of Pacific waters.
East and Northeast India will get 92 per cent of the LPA which falls under the below normal category.
The risk remains high for Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, while it will be marginal for Northeast India, Skymet said.
Northwest India that comprises all north Indian states will receive 96 per cent rainfall of the LPA, which falls on the borderline of normal and below normal rainfall category.
Hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are likely to perform better than the plains of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Delhi- NCR, the Skymet said.
Central India is likely to receive rainfall of 91 per cent of the LPA. Rainfall in Vidarbha, Marathwada, west Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat will be "poorer than normal".
This is likely to aggravate the situation as Marathwada and several parts of Gujarat been facing farm distress and drought-like situation.
Conditions will be more or less similar in South peninsula.
"North interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema may see poor rainfall. Kerala and coastal Karnataka are likely to perform better," Skymet said.
Monsoon to be 'below normal' this year, says weather report; check region-wise forecast here
Skymet, on Tuesday, released its report on Southwest Monsoon 2019 on April 3 predicting ‘below normal’ rains to the tune of 93 per cent LPA
Skymet has released a quantitative distribution report of monsoon across the four regions. (File Photo/ Getty)
0 per cent chance of excess (seasonal rainfall that is more than 110 per cent of LPA)
0 per cent chance of above normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 105 to 110 per cent of LPA)
30 per cent chance of normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 96 to 104 per cent of LPA)
Monsoon 2019: India’s private weather forecasting company Skymet, on Tuesday, released its report on Southwest Monsoon 2019 on April 3 predicting ‘below normal’ rains to the tune of 93 per cent (with an error margin of +/- 5 per cent) of long period average (LPA). “Monsoon will hit Kerala on June 4 with a variation of two days but this year it is likely to be below normal,” the company said in an official statement. The monsoon was also likely to be "jerky" as its progression across India would not be smooth, it said. The monsoon was likely to be "below normal" at 93 per cent, it added.
The average or normal rainfall in the country is defined between 96 and 104 per cent of a 50-year average for the entire four-month monsoon season. As a sequel to pan-India forecast, Skymet has also released a quantitative distribution report of monsoon rainfall across the four regions of the country. This region-wise forecast comes with an error margin of +/- 8 per cent.
Monsoon in 2019 seemed to make a timely onset, but recent predictions and reports suggest a weak start over the India subcontinent which will result in a sluggish start to Monsoon 2019.
“All the four regions are going to witness lesser than normal rainfall, this season. East and Northeast India and central parts will be poorer than Northwest India and South Peninsula. Onset of Monsoon will be around June 4. It seems that initial advancement of Monsoon over Peninsular India is going to be slow,” said Skymet’s Managing Director Jatin Singh.
According to Skymet.com, Monsoon 2019 probabilities for JJAS are:
- 0 per cent chance of excess (seasonal rainfall that is more than 110 per cent of LPA) - 0 per cent chance of above normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 105 to 110 per cent of LPA) - 30 per cent chance of normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 96 to 104 per cent of LPA) - 55 per cent chance of below normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 90 to 95 per cent of LPA) - 15 per cent chance of drought (seasonal rainfall that is less than 90 per cent of LPA)
East and Northeast India
The region contributes maximum amount of share and accounts for 38 per cent of Monsoon rainfall. Geographical risk remains high for Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, while marginal for Northeast India. It is likely to see below normal rains of up to 92 per cent of LPA this season.
The active Monsoon duration is the least over the region. It contributes only 17 per cent of the seasonal rainfall. The region is expected to record normal rainfall to the tune of 96 per cent of LPA. Hilly states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are likely to perform better than the plains of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi- NCR.
Central India records 976 mm of Monsoon rains, contributing second highest share of 26 per cent. The region is expected to be lowest of all, with seasonal rains at 91 per cent of LPA. Odisha and Chhattisgarh are likely to be rainiest of all, while Vidarbha, Marathwada, West Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will be poorer than normal.
Peninsular India too remains at small risk this season, with the expected rains at 95 per cent of LPA. The regional records for 716 mm of rains accounting for 19 per cent of the total Monsoon. North Interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema may see poor rainfall. Kerala and Coastal Karnataka are likely to perform better.
FRESH SNOWFALL AND RAINS AHEAD FOR HIMACHAL PRADESH, UTTARAKHAND, JAMMU AND KASHMIR
May 15, 2019 8:41 AM | Skymet Weather Team
A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to approach the Western Himalayan region by today night. Therefore, we expect the weather activities to once again pick up pace over the three states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh as well as Uttarakhand.
Rain and thundershower is likely to commence over many parts of the trio states starting today evening. This activity is expected to continue until May 19.
Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh are likely to see widespread rainfall activity for the next three days while scattered weather activities are expected over the state of Uttarakhand. Isolated hailstorm activities are also possible over the state.
Snowfall activity may also be observed over the higher reaches of the hills of North India. By May 19, the weather is likely to clear up.
These rains might be accompanied with accompanied with flash floods, mudslides and landslides which might pose some threat to the people residing and travelling to these places.
Tourists which are heading towards tourist destinations should take precaution as there’s a chance of landslides, traffic jams and snowfall on the higher reaches. People heading towards Kedarnath and Char Dham yatra are also cautioned against fresh snowfall on the peaks. Weather at Mata Vaishno Devi is going to get colder, so it's advisable to take your woolens alongwith. Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, Mussoorie however will remain out of any risks. Weather here will remain pleasant.
PRE-MONSOON RAINS IN DELHI, NOIDA, GURUGRAM AND FARIDABAD TO CONTINUE TILL MAY 17
May 15, 2019 8:24 AM | Skymet Weather Team
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Since May 13, pre-Monsoon weather activities in the form of dust storm, rain and thundershowers have commenced over parts of Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad.
With a short break on May 14, today again many parts of Delhi and NCR have witnessed spell of rain and thundershower activities.
These pre-monsoon weather activities have been attributed to the successive Western Disturbances affecting the hills of North India and their induced cyclonic circulations present over parts of Rajasthan. Moreover, presently a trough is also extending across Delhi.
Therefore, now we expect on and off rain and thundershowers along with dust storm and strong dusty winds to continue over parts of Delhi and NCR till May 17 or 18.
In the wake of these weather activities, weather conditions will remain comfortable and temperatures in most parts of the region will settle below normal. Heat is expected to stay away from the National Capital Region at least for the coming one week or so.
Talking about the pollution levels of Delhi and NCR that were in poor to very poor category are expected to remain under poor to moderate category. But in few places’ rains have washed away pollution to some extent today.