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
15 May 2021
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.
15 May 2021
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.
14 May 2021
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.
23 Nov 2020
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.
25 May 2020
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.
19 May 2020
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.
10 Nov 2019
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.
02 Nov 2019
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.
26 Oct 2019
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.
11 Jun 2019
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.
04 May 2019
#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.
03 May 2019
#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?
Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.
28 Apr 2019
#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.
19 Mar 2019
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.
17 Mar 2019
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.
05 Jan 2019
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.
17 Dec 2018
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.
18 Nov 2018
Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45
The toll in cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday, appealing to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities.
13 Nov 2018
'Severe' cyclonic storm Gaja headed towards Tamil Nadu: Details here
A 'severe' cyclonic storm, dubbed 'Gaja', is headed towards Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to make landfall on November 15.
12 Oct 2018
Cyclone Titli weakens into deep depression; Odisha rivers in spate
A day after Cyclone Titli battered Odisha and left behind a trail of destruction, the state is gearing up to restore power supply and road links amid concerns over a possible flood situation.
10 Oct 2018
Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.
08 Oct 2018
Kerala on alert as cyclonic depression forms in Arabian Sea
Heavy rains have been forecast in Kerala, under the influence of a depression over the Arabian Sea which is likely to intensify into a deep depression and further into a cyclonic storm over the next two days.
07 Oct 2018
Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report
A well-marked low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department (RMD) in Chennai said on Sunday.
21 Sep 2018
IMD issues cyclone alert for South Odisha and Andhra
India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued the warning of a cyclone for South Odisha and coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. The storm is likely to hit the East Coast of India.
18 May 2018
Indian coastal regions on alert due to Cyclone Sagar
A deep depression in the Arabian sea has developed into a cyclone, making it the first cyclone to develop this year in Indian waters.
05 Jan 2018
US East Coast freezes under 'bomb cyclone'
The East Coast of the US reeled under unsually cold weather with heavy winds and snowfall as a 'bomb cyclone' hit parts of Florida, Georgia, Boston, New York, South and North Carolina and other regions.
19 Dec 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: Modi on one-day tour to Kerala, TN, Lakshadweep
PM Narendra Modi is on a one-day tour to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep today to review the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi and status of relief operations.
07 Dec 2017
Ockhi brings high vegetable prices, 80,000kg of waste to Mumbai
Cyclone Ockhi's effects are being felt in Mumbai in several ways. For one, prices of vegetables and foodgrains, which are already under strain, are set to rise even more by up to 15%.
05 Dec 2017
Here's how Ockhi and other cyclones get their names
India is bearing the brunt of Cyclone Ockhi, which has ravaged the south and is moving towards the western coast.
05 Dec 2017
Cyclone Ockhi heads towards Gujarat, Maharashtra coasts
After ravaging the southern states, Cyclone Ockhi is now heading towards the coastal states in the west.
04 Dec 2017
Cyclone Ockhi kills 16; fishermen sail to find colleagues
With two more bodies found on Sunday, the cyclone Ockhi death toll has risen to 16 in Kerala.
02 Dec 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return
01 Dec 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: At least 80 fishermen missing from Kerala, TN
At least 80 fishermen are missing since Cyclone Ockhi hit coastal TN and Kerala yesterday. Eight have been confirmed dead in these states.
30 Nov 2017
Cyclone alert for Lakshadweep, heavy rains likely in TN, Kerala
As a depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified, the IMD has issued a cyclone alert for Lakshadweep.
30 May 2017
Bangladesh evacuating 10 lakh people as Cyclone Mora makes landfall
Bangladeshi authorities have attempted to evacuate nearly 10 lakh people in preparation for the powerful Cyclone Mora.
29 May 2017
Cyclone Mora to turn severe over Bay of Bengal
The Indian Meteorological Department has warned that cyclone Mora, that has formed over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to turn severe within the next 24 hours.
28 May 2017
Sri Lanka floods- Indian aid ship arrives in Colombo
Indian teams have reached Sri Lanka to offer aid to the flood-hit nation as death toll increased to 100.