Fishing activities suspended for 2 days: Fishermen advised not to venture out in sea. Cyclone Burevi is expected to first hit Sri Lanka today (December 2). Rescue efforts have been under full swing with the Defence Ministery sending in the air force and navy to aid operations. However, the meteorological office predicts rains are in the offing. "It is cloudy and strong winds touching 60-70 kmph is blowing with the worst-affected islands being Minicoy and Kalpeni," an official said. Under the new system, the trains will be controlled entirely from the three command centres of the DMRC. The weather department has forecast intermittent rains in Mumbai and suburbs in the next 24 hours. Families of missing fishermen mourn in Kerala. Skymet predicts rain, thundershower, squally winds and rough sea conditions over Ahmedabad, Amreli, Aravali, Bhavnagar, Devbhumi, Dwarka, Gandhinagar Jamnagar, Kheda, Mahesana, Narmada, Navsari, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabar, Kantha, Surat, Surendranagar, Tapi, Vadodara and Valsad in the next 48 hours. According to an official release, 18 fishing boats and 198 fishermen from Tamil Nadu have taken shelter in the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Group of Islands (western coast). India Meteorological Department Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said the deep depression in the … As many as 531 fishermen, stranded in the choppy waters off the Kerala and the Lakshadweep coasts due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday. Senior officials have been delegated to the eight southern districts that are expected to bear the impact of the cyclone, to effectively coordinate rescue and relief efforts. They failed to respond promptly in the adverse situation," Faizal told PTI. As per the latest Met department bulletin, the system is very likely to intensify further during the next 24 hours. Take a look at how Cyclone Ockhi progressed on 5 December, Weather expected to start improving by 7 December. In the last 24 hours, from 08:30 am as on Monday, Mahuva recorded 13 mm of rains, Diu 8 mm, Valsad 7 mm, Surat and Ahmedabad 1 mm, Veraval 0.6 mm while the stations such as Surendranagar, Gandhinagar, Idar, and Kandla witnessed some light traces of rains. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has urged people not to create panic. It has been over two weeks since 6 men from 48-year-old Janet's residence in Kanyakumari district embarked on a journey into rough waters for deep sea fishing. The 2019–20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was a slightly above-average season in tropical cyclone and subtropical cyclone formation west of 90°E. Puducherry will also by subjected to rainfall while Chennai will witness rains in regular intervals. Areas near the metropolis witnessed a spell of hailstorm, while schools and colleges in the city and adjoining districts have been closed today as a precautionary measure. More Rains In Surat, Rajkot, Valsad, Ahmedabad. Also, the shack owners, whose establishments suffered damages following high tide during to the cyclone, have decided to approach the state tourism department to seek compensation for their losses. As soon as we got the request from the government of Kerala for search operations, we have started that," Karve said. Cyclone to hit TN on Dec 4 It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban in the wee hours of December 4, it said. The National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) said it has dispatched two teams to Kanyakumari and Nagercoil. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil various rail-road development projects in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on Friday later, said officials. Patrolling of the tracks has been intensified over various rail sections. In view of the approaching cyclonic storm, a cyclone warning cage has been mounted on the Pamban bridge in Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister E Palaniswami has declared ex-gratia to the bereaved families. While INS Nireekshak, INS Jamuna and INS Sagardhwani are continuing search and rescue operations in their designated areas along the coast off Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, INS Shardul and INS Sharda are heading towards Lakshadweep. Top Navy officials said they deployed two ships to the Lakshadweep Islands for carrying out rescue and rehabilitation operations in the island. -, Kerala govt under fire for lax response to disaster. Meanwhile, a fresh spell of heavy rain is in store in some areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry with a low pressure area forming over south Andaman sea, which is "very likely" to become a depression over the Bay of Bengal. About 150 fishermen, who put out to sea from various southern districts, were rescued, Thiruvananthapuram district commissioner K Vasuki said, adding that efforts were on to bring the rest of the stranded fishermen to the shore. Palaniswamy also discussed the situation with Union home minister Rajnath Singh. "A well marked low pressure is lying over South Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood. Day's first low tide happened at 6:52 am. IMD warns heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kerala, Lakshadweep. We will be involved in rescuing fisherman, inland area flooding, checking on building collapse and uprooted trees, and clearing the roads," the NDRF told CNN-News18. "There is no need to panic," she said. New Delhi: Two cyclonic storms are brewing together in the Arabian Sea in a rare occurrence and one of them likely to batter the Lakshadweep archipelago in the next 24 hours, the IMD said on Wednesday. Houses damaged as waves hit coastal areas of Ullal in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. Kanniyakumari district is the smallest district in Tamil Nadu. "The search operations now are aimed towards the Alappuzha area, as the boats would have run out of fuel. December 03, 2017 18:35:18 IST. The houses belonging to Philomena Fernandes and Everest Alphonse were consumed by the waves which advanced into the shore. A total of 243 fishermen in Tamil Nadu, 250 fishermen in Kerala and 1,047 people in Lakshadweep have been rescued so far, an official statement said after a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha. Never experienced such violent storms earlier, say rescued fishermen. Suburban train services running as normal. Though the intensity of these showers was light to moderate, these rains helped in plummeting the daytime high by a few notches. 15 fishermen rescued off Colachel, Kanyakumari district. Second COVID-19 vaccination dry run in all districts on 8 Jan, says health ministry; UK strain cases in India at 73, Narendra Modi flags off India’s first ever fully-automated driverless metro train in Delhi; all you need to know, Hague court cites statements by Modi, Jaitley to overturn Rs 10k crore tax demand from Cairn, 9 Months Season 5 Episode 1 | Pregnancy & Gearing Up for Delivery, Amazon beauty presents Vanity Diaries. In Lakshadweep, orders have been issued to evacuate people from low-lying areas in Kalpeni, Minicoy, Kavratti, Agatti, Androth, Kadamath and Amini islands, officials said. Several rumours are going "viral" on social media regarding Cyclone Ockhi and Mumbai Rains. According to Skymet, the severe Cyclone Ockhi has weakened to a cyclone and is inching towards Gujarat. "We have sent rescue personnel to all affected areas. As the toll due to Cyclone Ockhi in Kanyakumari district mounted to five on Friday, a low pressure system over the south Andaman Sea is expected to turn into a depression in the next 48 hours, which may bring more rain to Tamil Nadu. Trains on the central line are running 10 minutes late, but the frequency of local trains in Mumbai has not been affected, a Railway official told CNN-News18. Goa assesses damage caused due to cyclone. ... 2019 … Besides engaging divers, the Indian Navy has deployed two aircraft and an advanced light helicopter (ALH). Nilgiris, Theni, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Puducherry and Chennai will receive more rains. Insat Satellite image of cloud cover over south India, Eight fishermen floating at sea rescued by Indian Navy off Thiruvananthapuram coast, Rajnath Singh speaks to NDRF, monitoring situation closely. Ockhi cyclone: Delay in warning and lack of communication lead to hundreds of fishers in coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala to go missing in Ockhi cyclone of 2017. Gujarat chief secretary holds review meeting. The state government requested the Centre to deploy helicopters of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard to search and rescue missing fishermen, mostly from Kanyakumari. The third named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Hikaa formed on September 22 west of India in the Arabian Sea.The storm reached peak intensity on September 24, with maximum sustained winds estimated over 140 km/h (85 mph). Kerala govt cancels inaugural gala of IFFK. Following is the official forecast statement from IMD Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy (7-11cm in 24 hrs) to very heavy rainfall (12-20cm in 24 hrs) is most likely to occur at a few places till the morning on 2 December & heavy rainfall (7-11cm in 24 hrs) at one or two places from morning of Saturday till the morning of 3 December in Kerala. I received a few calls as well inquiring whether they could still enjoy the stay here in the wake of cyclone Ockhi," Sisupalan, the managing director of Sagara Beach Resort, Kovalam told TOI. Weather predictions did not rule out the possibility of some rain on 6 December. Moreover, the sea conditions are also expected to remain rough to very rough. “Ockhi cyclone intensified into severe cyclone and lies at about 110 km northeast of Minicoy (island) and it is likely to cross Lakshadweep arch during the next 24 hours,” the India Meteorological Department said in its bulletin. Two merchant ships rescued in Lakshadweep: MHA. June 1, 2019. According to the IMD forecast, wind velocity would remain between 50 kmph to 70 kmph when the cyclone would make landfall. However, these rains were mainly confined to the southern and central parts of the state. On Friday, relatives of the missing fishermen in Thiruvananthapuram lamented that they did not receive any cyclonic warnings from the administration. April 20, 2019. All fishermen are warned to not venture out and those already out to be contacted immediately to return, says Collector of Gir Somnath district. Former chief minister Oommen Chandy, BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan visited a fishing hamlet in Poonthura, from where a large number of fishermen, who put out to sea, were yet to return. Explore more on Kanyakumari. The Western Railway (WR) said it has taken necessary precautions and made suitable arrangements in view of the warning about cyclone Ockhi in coastal areas of Maharashtra, according to PTI. Scroll right to see more Conditions Comfort Precipitation Sun; Day Temperature Weather Feels Like Wind Humidity Chance Amount UV Sunrise Sunset; Tue Jan 5: 83 / 77 °F: Thunderstorms. A defence spokesman, however, refused to comment on the allegations. Two passenger trains from Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram cancelled, Navy saves 16 people in rescue operation, 40 expected to be stranded at sea, Rains batter Kanyakumari, other Tamil Nadu districts. State-wise fact sheet of number of vessels deployed for rescue operations, lives saved, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan asks Centre to declare Ockhi as natural calamity. Cyclone Ockhi's devastating effect could have been reduced if state disaster officials acted promptly. Following is the official warning statement for fishermen near Kerala and Lakshadweep: Squally weather with wind-speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely along and off  Kerala coasts, gale wind-speed reaching 110-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph is likely over Lakshadweep area till 2 pm 2 December. Heavy rains lashed southern districts of Tamil Nadu on Friday, as cyclone Ockhi moved closer to Lakshadweep. She said they would arrive at the Vizhinjam coast. STROME IN KANYAKUMARI 2017 CYCLONE IN NAGERCOIL 2017. Fishermen from near Kerala, who were caught in rough seas due to Cyclone Ockhi, have reached Maharashtra's Sindhudurg coast and are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in Mumbai on Saturday evening. The intensity of this weather system has now reduced and at present, it lies over east central Arabian Sea, approximately 480 km south-southwest of Surat and 300 km west-southwest of Mumbai as a severe cyclone, reports said. Cyclone Ockhi likely to move towards Gujarat, North Maharashtra, Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia announced for kin of dead: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Kerala government has asked the defence ministry to deploy more aircraft for rescue operations as the cyclonic storm moving towards Lakshadweep. Titus, a fisherman from Kollam district, told TNIE he had never seen “such a violent sea even in movies”. Gujarat's chief secretary calls meeting to review preparedness. Kyarr's position in the Arabian Sea at 12 p.m. IST on October 29, 2019 (The Weather Channel Met Team) Even though it is the smallest in terms of area (1672/Sq.Km), the density of population is the … Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is slated to hold a meeting with the health ministers of states and UTs on 7 January to guide them on conducting the dry run, the ministry said. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Officials had claimed that it will take a minimum of three days for electricity to be restored. WATCH: Water logging in Sthanumalayan Temple in Kanyakumari's Suchindram, Cyclone Ockhi will start weakening from 3 Dec: Skymet, This seems to be going to Gujarat, says Twitterati. IMD statement from Thiruvananthapuram for Kerala and Lakshadweep. Rains in Salem, Coimbatore and Kanyakumari, Chennai reeling under hot and humid weather. Cyclone Ockhi will cross South Gujarat, North Maharashtra as Deep Depression by 5 Dec midnight. 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