Articles about Cyclone

A cyclone is a natural disaster that is caused when winds rotate inwards to an area of low barometric pressure and causes a lot of damage because of violent storms. The cyclones can originate over the sea and travel about 300 to 500 km a day. An eye is formed in a fully matured cyclone which is surrounded by hurricane winds

Cyclone Asani changes course toward Kakinada coast; rains in Andhra

11 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani changes course toward Kakinada coast; rains in Andhra

Cyclone Asani—formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal—has changed its course and is now likely to reach the Kakinada coast on Wednesday, said Sunanda, director of Visakhapatnam cyclone warning center.

Cyclone Asani to recurve today; rains in Andhra, Odisha: IMD

10 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani to recurve today; rains in Andhra, Odisha: IMD

Severe cyclone Asani, which has been raging over the Bay of Bengal, would move closer to the northern Andhra Pradesh coast by Tuesday night, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

09 May 2022

India
Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

Cyclone Asani—formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal—has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday and will continue to move toward eastern coasts, the India Meteorological Department said.

Cyclone Asani to change course, miss Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD

08 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani to change course, miss Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast the cyclonic storm Asani, forming in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to miss Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts.

Heatwave in Delhi: Sigh of relief, but not for long

07 May 2022

India
Heatwave in Delhi: Sigh of relief, but not for long

The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest prediction that Delhi will witness no heatwave till Sunday has come as a breather for the national capital.

Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

07 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said a low-pressure region over the South Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone—to be called Asani—by Sunday and travel north toward India's eastern coast.

Odisha possibly staring at another cyclone: Details

05 May 2022

India
Odisha possibly staring at another cyclone: Details

An alert has been issued by the Odisha government as the state faces a possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal in the coming days.

IMD says heatwave is over, predicts rainfall across India soon

03 May 2022

India
IMD says heatwave is over, predicts rainfall across India soon

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the "heatwave is over" and forecasted rain and thunderstorms in several parts of the country, including Delhi.

Cyclone Asani: Andaman & Nicobar to witness heavy rains, winds

21 Mar 2022

India
Cyclone Asani: Andaman & Nicobar to witness heavy rains, winds

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain and strong winds in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as cyclone Asani is set to form over the Andaman Sea on Monday.

Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

20 Mar 2022

India
Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

A low-pressure system developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea intensified into a depression on Sunday.

Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

17 Mar 2022

India
Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

Asani, this year's first cyclone, is expected to form over the central Bay of Bengal and hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on March 21, from where it may move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Typhoon Rai slams Philippines, over 370 dead, several missing

20 Dec 2021

World
Typhoon Rai slams Philippines, over 370 dead, several missing

After the most powerful typhoon which hit the Philippines Thursday, the death toll has soared to 375.

Cyclone Jawad: 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh; evacuations underway

04 Dec 2021

India
Cyclone Jawad: 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh; evacuations underway

A 17-year-old girl died after a tree uprooted and fell on her in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as cyclonic storm Jawad (pronounced Jowad) began its impact in the area.

Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

02 Dec 2021

India
Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Gulab expected to transform into 'Shaheen,' IMD says

30 Sep 2021

India
Cyclone Gulab expected to transform into 'Shaheen,' IMD says

After making landfall, Cyclone Gulab is expected to transform into another cyclonic storm, which would be called "Shaheen," according to officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Gulab: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on alert ahead of landfall

26 Sep 2021

India
Cyclone Gulab: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh on alert ahead of landfall

The states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are on alert as the cyclonic storm "Gulab" is expected to cross the eastern Indian coast by Sunday evening.

Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

25 Sep 2021

India
Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

A depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression, with the IMD on Saturday noting that the weather system may further concentrate into a cyclonic storm and move toward Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

70% of south Mumbai might submerge by 2050: Civic chief

28 Aug 2021

Mumbai
70% of south Mumbai might submerge by 2050: Civic chief

Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has made a sinister prediction for the city, saying that by 2050, a major portion of south Mumbai, including the business district of Nariman Point and state secretariat Mantralaya, will go underwater due to rising sea level.

Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

09 Jun 2021

Technology
Scientists devise novel method for early detection of tropical cyclones

A team of scientists has devised a novel method for the early detection of tropical cyclones.

National Parks with mangrove cover endured 'negligible damage' from Yaas

29 May 2021

India
National Parks with mangrove cover endured 'negligible damage' from Yaas

The Similipal National Park and the Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) experienced negligible damage due to their dense tree cover as tropical Cyclone Yaas barreled through coastal and Northern Odisha, a forest department official said on Friday.

'Yaas' is now a popular baby name in Odisha

28 May 2021

India
'Yaas' is now a popular baby name in Odisha

As the Odisha administration battled Cyclone Yaas, which ripped through the state causing widespread destruction, at least 750 births were registered in 10 districts of the state, with some families rushing to name their newborns after the menacing storm, officials said.

Cyclone Yaas: Odisha puts all coastal districts on high alert

22 May 2021

India
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha puts all coastal districts on high alert

Just days after the monstrous Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc across several states in western India, another cyclonic storm is taking hold in the East Coast.

Cyclone Tauktae impacts entertainment industry heavily: Sets destroyed, offices inundated

20 May 2021

Entertainment
Cyclone Tauktae impacts entertainment industry heavily: Sets destroyed, offices inundated

Tauktae has battered several locations in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala, causing casualties and damages.

Indian Navy assures full support as #CycloneTauktae approaches western coast

15 May 2021

India
Indian Navy assures full support as #CycloneTauktae approaches western coast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said cyclone Tauktae—currently centered over Lakshadweep—has intensified into a cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation

15 May 2021

India
Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation

The government machinery in Goa has put in place necessary measures to tackle the situation in view of the warning about Cyclone Tauktae, officials said on Saturday.

Cyclone Tauktae: IMD issues red alert in Kerala districts, Lakshadweep

14 May 2021

India
Cyclone Tauktae: IMD issues red alert in Kerala districts, Lakshadweep

A cyclonic disturbance has formed over Lakshadweep and the Arabian Sea and "may evolve into a very severe cyclonic storm" by Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday.

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

23 Nov 2020

India
Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.

50,000 Australian homes without power as 'once-in-a-decade' storm hits

25 May 2020

World
50,000 Australian homes without power as 'once-in-a-decade' storm hits

Around 50,000 homes in Western Australia were left without power on Sunday as the state faced a rare storm, described as a "once-in-a-decade" event.

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

19 May 2020

India
Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.

Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

10 Nov 2019

India
Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

Four people have been killed across Odisha and West Bengal as Cyclone Bulbul made landfall, wreaking havoc overnight.

Cyclone Maha to bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat next week

02 Nov 2019

India
Cyclone Maha to bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat next week

Cyclone Maha is "very likely" to intensify as it advances towards the east-central Arabian Sea over the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department said in a Saturday morning notification.

Cyclone Kyarr's intensity increases, heavy rainfall expected in Karnataka, Goa

26 Oct 2019

India
Cyclone Kyarr's intensity increases, heavy rainfall expected in Karnataka, Goa

Heavy rainfall is expected in Goa and coastal Karnataka on Saturday, due to Cyclone Kyarr.

As Gujarat braces for #CycloneVayu, Home Minister Shah reviews preparedness

11 Jun 2019

India
As Gujarat braces for #CycloneVayu, Home Minister Shah reviews preparedness

As Cyclone Vayu continues to intensify and is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness of state and central ministries/agencies.

#CycloneFani strikes West Bengal: Heavy rain batters Kolkata; trees uprooted

04 May 2019

India
#CycloneFani strikes West Bengal: Heavy rain batters Kolkata; trees uprooted

One of the biggest cyclones to hit India in 20 years, Cyclone Fani entered West Bengal on Saturday morning a day after making landfall in Odisha, where eight people lost their lives.

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

03 May 2019

India
#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.

#Warning: Cyclone Fani to turn into severe cyclonic storm

28 Apr 2019

India
#Warning: Cyclone Fani to turn into severe cyclonic storm

According to the MeT Department, Cyclone Fani is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday and could turn into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours.

Cyclone Idai: Over 1,000 people feared dead in Mozambique

19 Mar 2019

World
Cyclone Idai: Over 1,000 people feared dead in Mozambique

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said over 1,000 people were feared dead in the country which was hit by the deadly Cyclone Idai four days ago. He said the cyclone submerged entire villages and left dead bodies floating in the flood waters.

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi; 150 killed, 1.5mn affected

17 Mar 2019

World
Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi; 150 killed, 1.5mn affected

Three southern African countries, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing, and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

05 Jan 2019

India
Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

A 'yellow' alert has been sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' is moving towards the archipelago, a Home Ministry official said today.

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

17 Dec 2018

India
Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

A month after Cyclone Gaja hit the eastern coast wreaking havoc, Andhra Pradesh is bracing for yet another severe cyclonic storm - Cyclone Phethai.