Cyclone: News

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

MP, UP to receive rain as Cyclone Biparjoy weakens: IMD

Parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are set to receive rains from Sunday, with the remnant of the weakened Cyclone Biparjoy helping the monsoon advance over east India.

17 Jun 2023

Amit Shah

Cyclone Biparjoy: Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of affected areas

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reached Gujarat to take stock of the situation in view of Cyclone Biparjoy, reported ANI.

Cyclone Biparjoy weakens into 'deep depression,' expected to weaken further

After making landfall in coastal Gujarat, the cyclonic storm "Biparjoy" has weakened into a "deep depression" and is expected to further weaken into a "depression" in the next 12 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

16 Jun 2023


Cyclones with female names deadlier than male-named ones: Study

Does the insidious grip of gender bias extend even to the naming of natural disasters? One research finding says so!

16 Jun 2023


Cyclone Biparjoy weakens after landfall in Gujarat, headed toward Rajasthan

The intensity of Cyclone Biparjoy reduced from "very severe" to "severe" cyclonic storm after its landfall in Gujarat's Jakhau Port on Thursday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

15 Jun 2023


Say hello to one-month-old baby Biparjoy, named after the cyclone

Awaiting the imminent landfall of Cyclone Biparjoy in Gujarat, a woman has decided to name her one-month-old daughter Biparjoy.

15 Jun 2023


Gujarat braces for Cyclone Biparjoy's landfall today

As Cyclone Biparjoy is forecast to make landfall near Jakhau Port in Gujarat's Kutch on Thursday, the state's coastal districts are bracing for heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gale winds reaching 120-130kmph.

Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD issues red alert, flood warning in Gujarat 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a red alert warning in Gujarat, saying Cyclone Biparjoy might cause a "gigantic storm" before making landfall on Thursday.

13 Jun 2023


Cyclone Biparjoy claims 3 lives in Gujarat, 67 trains canceled

Lakhs of people in coastal districts of Gujarat such as Saurashtra and Kutch are bracing for Cyclone Biparjoy, which is expected to make landfall near the fishing port of Jakhau in the Gulf of Kutch on Thursday.

12 Jun 2023

Mumbai Airport

Cyclone Biparjoy disrupts flight operations in Mumbai, triggers chaos

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heavy rains lashed several parts of Mumbai as the extremely severe cyclonic storm "Biparjoy" further intensified, affecting flight operations at the country's financial capital on Sunday evening.

12 Jun 2023


Cyclone Biparjoy likely to impact Gujarat; PM Modi holds meeting

As Cyclone Biparjoy further intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a review meeting at 1:OOpm on Monday.

Cyclone Biparjoy intensifies into extremely severe cyclonic storm: IMD

The very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy, currently located over the east-central Arabian Sea, intensified into an "extremely severe" cyclonic storm at around 5:30am on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Cyclone Biparjoy to intensify further in next 36 hours: IMD

Cyclone Biparjoy will likely intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 36 hours and move north-northwestwards in the next two days, forecasted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.

Cyclone Biparjoy intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, IMD issues warning

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday announced that Cyclone Biparjoy is quickly turning into a severe cyclonic storm and is set to intensify in the next 48 hours.

07 Jun 2023


Monsoon could arrive in Kerala in next 48 hours: IMD

Kerala could see the arrival of the monsoon within the next 48 hours as meteorological conditions are becoming favorable, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

24 May 2023


In a first, NASA observes a polar cyclone on Uranus

For the first time, NASA scientists have found strong evidence of a polar cyclone on Uranus. The phenomenon was observed at the north pole of the planet.

19 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha affects 8 lakh in Myanmar, 145 dead

Cyclone Mocha has affected at least eight lakh people in Myanmar, the United Nations (UN) said on Friday, adding that the country needs emergency food aid and other assistance.

15 May 2023

West Bengal

Cyclone Mocha: Coastal areas in West Bengal on alert

With Cyclone Mocha making its much-anticipated landfall along the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Sunday, West Bengal has also been on alert, where Disaster Management Force personnel have been deployed in several parts.

14 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha makes landfall; Myanmar, Bangladesh on high alert

The "extremely severe cyclonic storm" Mocha made landfall on the coast of Myanmar's Rakhine state on Sunday afternoon, Myanmar's Meteorological Department said.

'Extremely severe' Cyclone Mocha to hit Bangladesh, Myanmar coasts tomorrow

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that Cyclone Mocha would intensify into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" by Sunday.

Cyclone Mocha intensifies, headed toward Bay of Bengal coasts: IMD

A deep depression called "Mocha" has transformed into a cyclonic storm in the southeast Bay of Bengal, as confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in one of its latest bulletins.

Cyclone Mocha: IMD predicts no heatwave for next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Monday to Friday due to a possible cyclonic circulation forming over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours.

15 Feb 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand: Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 detected off coast

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of New Zealand on Wednesday.

New York's Buffalo limps back to normalcy after 'once-in-a-generation' storm

Everyday life in Western New York is slowly returning to normal as the snow began melting after the United States (US) got hit with a severe snowstorm in the past week.

US's ghastly Christmas: Blizzard kills 34; thousands left without electricity

A winter storm in parts of the eastern United States has left 34 people dead and caused a power outage affecting over a million at one time.

US: Over 18 dead in bone-chilling storm on Christmas Eve

At least 18 people died in the United States (US) cold storm as the bone-chilling winter continues to wreak havoc on the country during the holiday season.

US: 'Bomb cyclone' leads to power outages, disrupts holiday plans

Millions of Americans experienced bone-chilling temperatures, power outages, and canceled holiday get-togethers due to a winter storm, which weather forecasters termed a "bomb cyclone," adding it was almost unprecedented in its scope.

US: 'Bomb cyclone' threatens Christmas eve, affects thousands of flights

The weather departments in the US have issued warnings for an impending 'bomb cyclone' which is likely to spoil the holiday season by triggering a "once-in-a-generation" arctic storm.

10 Dec 2022

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Mandous leaves roads waterlogged, uproots trees in Chennai

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday announced that the severe cyclonic storm "Mandous" has weakened into a deep depression over the northern coast of Tamil Nadu.

09 Dec 2022

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Mandous nears Tamil Nadu; Chennai airport cancels all flights

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that Tamil Nadu is expected to receive heavy rainfall with the arrival of the severe cyclonic storm "Mandous" at around Friday midnight.

08 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous: IMD issues heavy rain alert for TN, Andhra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released an alert for the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry (Union Territory) on Thursday morning as the depression over the southeast and southwest of the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic story.

07 Dec 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Mandous: NDRF, navy on alert in TN, Andhra, Puducherry

Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry (Union Territory), and Tamil Nadu are currently on high alert, with a cyclone picking up pace in the Bay of Bengal.

06 Dec 2022

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone threat looms over Tamil Nadu, IMD forecasts heavy rains

Tamil Nadu will likely witness a spell of heavy rainfall between Wednesday and Friday as the northeast monsoon's first cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal approaches the state.

25 Oct 2022

Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Sitrang spares India, crosses Bangladesh coast; 7 dead

At least seven people died in Bangladesh as Cyclone Sitrang made landfall on the country's shore on Monday, sparing India's coast near West Bengal, AFP reported.

24 Oct 2022


Cyclone 'Sitrang' to affect several Indian states, high alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an advisory after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone—named Sitrang by Thailand—on Sunday.

Cyclone Sitrang likely to hit Bay of Bengal on Diwali

The threat of a tropical storm is looming over India's eastern coast and especially Odisha as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed the probability of a cyclonic formation over the Bay of Bengal around Sunday or Monday.

11 May 2022

Andhra Pradesh

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.

10 May 2022


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).

09 May 2022


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.

08 May 2022


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.

07 May 2022


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.

05 May 2022


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.

21 Mar 2022


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.

20 Mar 2022


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.

17 Mar 2022

Climate Change

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.

20 Dec 2021


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.

04 Dec 2021


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.

02 Dec 2021


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).

30 Sep 2021


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).

26 Sep 2021


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.

25 Sep 2021


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.

28 Aug 2021


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.