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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Cyclone Maha to bring heavy rainfall in Gujarat next week

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

#CycloneFani: How to stay safe during a cyclone?

03 May 2019

#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

#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

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

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

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

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.

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 45

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.

'Severe' cyclonic storm Gaja headed towards Tamil Nadu: Details here

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.

Cyclone Titli weakens into deep depression; Odisha rivers in spate

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.

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

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.

Kerala on alert as cyclonic depression forms in Arabian Sea

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.

Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report

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.

IMD issues cyclone alert for South Odisha and Andhra

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.

Indian coastal regions on alert due to Cyclone Sagar

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.

US East Coast freezes under 'bomb cyclone'

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.

Cyclone Ockhi: Modi on one-day tour to Kerala, TN, Lakshadweep

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.

Ockhi brings high vegetable prices, 80,000kg of waste to Mumbai

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%.

Here's how Ockhi and other cyclones get their names

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.

Cyclone Ockhi heads towards Gujarat, Maharashtra coasts

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.

Cyclone Ockhi kills 16; fishermen sail to find colleagues

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.

Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return

02 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return

Cyclone Ockhi: At least 80 fishermen missing from Kerala, TN

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.

Cyclone alert for Lakshadweep, heavy rains likely in TN, Kerala

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.

Bangladesh evacuating 10 lakh people as Cyclone Mora makes landfall

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.

Cyclone Mora to turn severe over Bay of Bengal

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.

Sri Lanka floods- Indian aid ship arrives in Colombo

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.