Live Blog: Remnants of Vardah to give rain over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa
Live Blog: Remnants of Vardah to give rain over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa
14 December 2016 11:00 AM
Remnants of Vardah to give rain over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa
Dec 14, 2016 11:00 AM
Cyclone Vardah which left a trail of destruction in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu has become a low pressure area and is presently lying over coastal Karnataka, North Kerala and Southeast Arabian Sea. The system is expected to move westwards and weaken further in next 24 hours.
The remnants of the weather system are likely to give scattered rain and thundershower over parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and isolated parts of Goa during next 24 hours.
Though the cyclone has moved away from Chennai, it has caused severe damage to the southern state of Tamil Nadu and according to Assocham, Cyclone Vardah has inflicted a loss of over Rs. 6,000 crore on Tamil Nadu.
Even though airport operations have resumed in Chennai, the city is still grappling with aftermath of the cyclone where several uprooted trees and power outage has left the residents crippled for next few days.
Cyclone Vardah now a depression, Chennai rains to continue
Dec 13, 2016 9:15 AM
After making landfall as a severe cyclonic storm, Cyclonic Vardah has now weakened significantly into a depression. It is presently centered at 12.5ºN and 78.0ºE, about 50 km west of Tiruppattur and 40 km north of Dharmapuri.
The system is now seen north Interior Tamil Nadu and will continue to move in west- southwest towards South Karnataka.
As it will continue to move inland, Vardah will further lose more strength and that too at a rapid pace. It is likely to weaken into a well-marked low pressure area in the next 4-5 hours.
With this, intensity of rains will now reduce over Chennai but city will continue to witness light showers. Some moderate rains and thundershowers are also expected during the afternoon hours.
Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains will now aim Bangalore along with parts of South Interior Karnataka and Interior Tamil Nadu.
Cyclone Vardah has made landfall near Chennai as a severe cyclonic storm. The arm of the cyclonic storm has entered the landmass bringing heavy rains over the region. Wind speed of 80 to 100kmph has been reported with some areas witnessing gusting wind speed of at least 120kmph.
No destruction to life has been reported as of now but by looking at various social media channels we can see the destruction to various forms of property can be seen.
Thankfully, the special task force by National Disaster Management Authority has been in place which is doing phenomenal work in keeping the city safe. More the 7000 people have been evacuated to safer places by the task force.
The Chennai Airport has been shut off for till 0600 in the evening due to mammoth rainfall figures. In the span of 6 hours from 0830am to 0230pm Chennai airport has received 177 mm of rainfall while in the same amount of time Chennai city has recorded 99 mm of rainfall.
Chennai rains have begun and are on their way to wreaking havoc over the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
During the last 11 hours from 9:30 pm on Sunday to 8:30 am today, Chennai has recorded a whopping 57 mm of rain which is more than the city received during the entire month of November.
Due to these rains, air traffic has taken a beating. As per media reports, at least 25 flights have been diverted and five other flights have been cancelled from the Chennai airport.
As the cyclone nears Chennai, more rains are expected over the capital city of Tamil Nadu. In fact, residents have been advised to stay indoors and charge their mobile phones due to possibility of power outage. Power outage has been witnessed in northern parts of Chennai.
Local train services from various areas of like Chennai Beach to Velachery, and Chennai Central to Gummidipoondi and Sulurpettah have been temporarily suspended until further notice due to the storm.
Trains on the Chennai Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu line will run once at a time interval of 45 minutes.
Cyclone Vardah not very far away from Chennai, to make landfall today
Dec 12, 2016 8:15 AM
Sustaining its strength, very severe Cyclone Vardah has moved further closer to the Chennai coast. The system continues to move in west direction and is presently centered at 13.3°N and 83°E.
It is around 175 km from Chennai and around 200 km from Nellore coast. According to weathermen, the increasing proximity to land may result in gradual weakening of system and it is most likely to make a landfall as a cyclonic storm.
In wake of this, moderate to heavy rains have already started over several parts of North Coastal Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh.
Chennai has also been witnessing incessant rains since Sunday night. At present also, the state capital is witnessing moderate to heavy showers at several places.
We expect intensity of rains to increase manifolds in the next few hours over the coastal areas of the both neighbouring states including Chennai.
Squally winds of damage potential has been blowing along and off the coastal areas. Currently, the wind speed is between 80 kmph – 90 kmph, gusting up to 100 kmph.
Locals and fishermen, especially those residing in low-lying areas are strictly advised not to venture out in the sea. Sea conditions would remain rough to very rough.
Very severe Cyclone Vardah to make landfall tomorrow
Dec 11, 2016 04:15 PM
Very severe cyclone Vardah is currently over west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal and is inching towards the North Tamil Nadu coast and South Andhra Pradesh Pradesh coast. In fact the system is expected to weaken into a severe cyclonic storm during the next few hours.
Thereafter, the system will further weaken into a cyclonic storm. The system is expected to make landfall close to Chennai during the afternoon hours tomorrow. During that time, the weather system will remain a cyclonic storm.
Heavy to very heavy rains are likely over Chennai and adjoining areas of North Tamil Nadu tomorrow. Some low lying areas may observe flood like conditions due to inundation. Isolated areas may witness extremely heavy spells as well.
Fishermen have been advised to stay off the coast as sea conditions will remain rough to very rough. Winds are expected to gust up to 100 kmph.
Very severe cyclone Vardah inches closer to coast
Dec 11, 2016 11:00 AM
Severe cyclone Vardah has now intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. The system which was over west central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal moved at a speed of 11 kmph. At present the system is near latitude 13.3°N and longitude 84.7°E.
The system is 520 km ESE of Nellore, 490 km ESE of Machilipatnam and 480 km ENE of Chennai. Vardah has now reached its peak intensity and is expected to move in the west-southwestward direction.
The intensity of the storm is expected to remain the same until today evening. Thereafter, gradual weakening of the system is expected. Vardah will then move towards South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and North Tamil Nadu coast.
The likely landfall of the storm is expected to be on December 12 during the afternoon hours, close to Chennai. Thus, rains are likely to begin in Chennai starting today itself. Intensity of these rains will increase by tomorrow and moderate to heavy rains will occur over the city.
Severe Cyclone Vardah gradually inching closer to Andhra
Dec 10, 2016 9:30 AM
As predicted, Cyclone Vardah over southeast Bay of Bengal has further intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. It is presently centered at 12.7ºN and 88ºE, about 880 km east-southeast of Nellore and 830 km southeast of Machilipatnam.
According to weathermen, it is a slow moving system and currently it is tracking west-northwestwards at a speed of 7 kmph. With the system still brewing in the sea, it is likely to get more marked during the next 24 hours and move further closer to the Andhra coast in west-northwest direction.
The system has now reached its peak and is most likely to sustain its strength up to evening of December 11. Thereafter, it is start weakening gradually as the system will start moving in unfavourable conditions.
The system is expected to make a landfall over Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during the afternoon or evening hours of December 12.
Cyclone Vardah to further intensify shortly
Dec 09, 2016 10:35 PM
Cyclonic storm Vardah which has been giving heavy to very heavy rains over Andaman and Nicobar Islands is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. Sea conditions are favourable for its further intensification.
During the last six hours, the cyclone underwent slight intensification and further moved in a north-north direction at a speed of 10 kmph. Presently, the system is near Latitude 12.1°N and Longitude 90.4°E and lies about 990 km SE of Visakhapatnam, 1090 km ESE of Machilipatnam and 250 km WNW of Port Blair.
The storm is expected to initially move north-northwestwards and furthermore in the west-north-west direction. It is likely to cross the Andhra Coast between Nellore and Kakinada during the afternoon or evening hours of December 12. During that time, the system may weaken slightly before it makes a landfall.
Moderate to heavy rains are expected over coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh starting December 11. While the intensity will be light on December 11, the weather system will give moderate to heavy rains on Sunday.
Cyclone Vardah to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow
Dec 08, 2016 01:20 PM
The third cyclone of the season, Vardah has formed in the Southeast Bay of Bengal and has moved in the northwest direction during the last six hours. So much so that the system is currently at 11.5°N and Longitude 90.5°E. The system lies 1040 km ESE of Visakhapatnam, 1135 km ESE of Machilipatnam, 360 km NW of Car Nicobar and 240 km WSW of Port Blair.
Further intensification of the system is very likely. In fact, during the next 24 hours, the weather system is expected to become a severe cyclonic storm. The movement of the system will remain in the north direction and further northwestwards.
Around December 12, during the late morning hours or by afternoon, the system is expected to cross the Andhra Coast between Kakinada and Nellore. During the landfall, the system is expected to weaken slightly.
In the wake of the system, heavy rains is expected to continue over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the next 24 to 48 hours accompanied by winds gusting up to 50 kmph. Sea conditions will continue to be rough.
The third cyclonic storm of the season, Vardah has finally formed in the Southeast Bay of Bengal. After Cyclone Kyant and Nada, this is the third cyclonic storm to have formed during the Northeast Monsoon season.
Last night, the system had intensified into a deep depression in Southeast Bay of Bengal and was moving northwards. Now, it has intensified into a cyclonic storm Vardah at 5:30 am in the morning. During that time, Vardah was near Latitude 11.2°N and Longitude 90.5°E. The system lies about 1060 km SE of Visakhapatnam and 1150 km ESE of Machilipatnam along with being 340 km NW of Car Nicobar and 240 km WSW of Port Blair.
The system is expected to further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and will continue to move towards north for some time and will recurve in northwest towards Andhra Pradesh coast. This will be the first cyclone of this season to have gone under such intensification. All the other cyclones have only managed to become cyclonic storms and weakened thereafter.
The reason for the intensification of this storm can be attributed to warm sea surface temperatures of the Bay of Bengal and longer sea travel. The system will continue to give heavy to very heavy rains over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the next 24 to 48 hours.
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