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. 89 °F: Skymet Weather said that Mumbai can brace for some light showers by the evening of 4 December. Lakshadweep Island, which was hit by Cyclone Ochki, has suffered a loss of over Rs 500 crore, Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal said on Sunday.Faizal sought the Centre's assistance to restore normal life in the islands isolated by the storm. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai urges people not to create panic. "As per the state government's request, we will carry rescue operations. Puducherry will also by subjected to rainfall while Chennai will witness rains in regular intervals. Fishermen have been advised to not venture into sea. Amid the heat of the Gujarat polls, cyclone Ockhi, eddying menacingly towards the states coast, poured cold water on the campaigning on Tuesday, forcing cancellation of rallies of several top leaders, including those by BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Mumbaikars woke up to an overcast sky on Tuesday as Cyclone Ockhi passed by Maharashtra. Ninety fishermen are also missing, according to NDTV. According to the release, all emergency numbers have been updated. Intermittent rains in Mumbai for next 24 hours. On Friday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy, assuring him of full assistance in the wake of destruction by cyclone Ockhi, reported The Indian Express. The IMD also issued ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ alert for places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The gravity of the situation is explained by Cyclone Burevi is likely to emerge into the Gulf of Mannar and the adjoining Comorin area on Thursday morning, after crossing the Sri Lankan coast on Wednesday evening/night. 2 Week Extended Forecast in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. The traffic on Eastern and Western Express Highways in Mumbai has slowed down. The Kerala government has cancelled the inaugural ceremony of the upcoming International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in the wake of cyclone Ockhi affecting many districts in the state. Nine persons have died in Tamil Nadu due to rains following the Ockhi cyclone in the last couple of days. The houses belonging to Philomena Fernandes and Everest Alphonse were consumed by the waves which advanced into the shore. The three major islands of Lakshadweep— Minicoy, Kalpeni, and Kavaratti —suffered major damages. Heavy rains continued to lash coastal areas of Kerala on Friday, crippling normal life, even as Cyclone Ockhi lay centered about 80km north-northeast of Minicoy in Lakshadweep. The weather is expected to start improving by 7 December but until then, it is advised for the locals to stay cautious. The fishermen have blocked traffic on Sunday in agitation. "People are being shifted to schools," they said. Gujarat's chief secretary JN Singh has convened a video conference with the collectors of coastal districts to review their preparedness to deal with any eventuality. A special Mass was held at the Poonthura St Thomas Church for the suffering. Vijayan called those spreading the rumours "mad". In Kanyakumari, family members of missing fishermen staged a sit-in before state ministers RB Udhaya Kumar and P Thangamani for a while. According to Skymet, the severe Cyclone Ockhi has weakened to a cyclone and is inching towards Gujarat. Take a look at the updated track of Cyclone Ockhi in seconds. Thousands took to relief camps in Sri Lanka and southern India on Saturday to escape rising floodwaters after a cyclone killed at least 26 people. Nirmala Sitharaman listening to people's grievances at Suchindram, INS Shardul drops relief materials on Kerala coast, Lakshadweep MP says island suffered a loss of Rs 500 crore, seeks Centre's assistance. "The search operations now are aimed towards the Alappuzha area, as the boats would have run out of fuel. 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. Day's first low tide happened at 6:52 am. Though the intensity of these showers was light to moderate, these rains helped in plummeting the daytime high by a few notches. Top Navy officials said they deployed two ships to the Lakshadweep Islands for carrying out rescue and rehabilitation operations in the island. 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. In Kanyakumari, power supply had been restored even as efforts are on to resume power supply in neighbouring areas like Nagercoil and Kuzhithurai. The families of the missing have now started to exhibit pictures of their loved ones to the media so as to send message to other parts of the state in case they were sighted. She also added that strict instructions have been given that "none should venture into the sea for fishing". Indian Navy on Monday continued search and rescue (SAR) operations in full swing for the fifth day over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi. Gale winds speed reaching 100-110 kmph, gusting to 120 kmph, very likely over and around north Lakshadweep Islands during the next 24 hours and gradual decrease thereafter. According to ANI, NDRF teams have been moved to the affected areas with several more on standby in case of further emergencies. November 16, 2019. 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. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has urged people not to create panic. "We have sent 2000 workers to fix all the electricity poles that have fallen due to the cyclone," he added. According to a defence spokesperson, the Navy is continuing search and rescue operations in coordination with the Indian Coast Guard and the state administration in the coastal areas of Kerala. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will receive widespread rains in the next two days owing to a depression that lay off the Comorin area of the Indian Ocean. Seven boats from Kanyakumari district with nearly 80 men on board are feared to be in the path of Cyclone Kyarr. The Kerala government said intensified search and rescue operations are on to trace the 92 fishermen missing in high seas after Cyclone Ockhi hit the state's coast. The District admistration also joined efforts to prevent waterlogging and to remove uprooted trees from public paths. A total of seven cyclones hit Indian Coasts in 2019. Squally wind with speed reaching 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph, is very likely along the Kerala coast during the next 24 hours. As Cyclone Ockhi intensifies in the Bay of Bengal, eight people were killed — four each — in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Thursday, reported PTI. Episode 5 – Radhika Apte - Her Moods, Her Make-up and Her Movies. Gujarat chief secretary holds review meeting. According to the Indian Coast Guard, three fishermen were rescued off Vizhinjam coast in Kerala on Friday morning. STROME IN KANYAKUMARI 2017 CYCLONE IN NAGERCOIL 2017. Two houses near the seashore at Ullal were completely destroyed by the waves while another one was partially damaged. This district is well known for its coconut, rubber and plantain trees besides paddy, which form the economic backbone of the district. In view of the approaching cyclonic storm, a cyclone warning cage has been mounted on the Pamban bridge in Tamil Nadu. Cyclonic storm Burevi is expected to cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban early on Friday (December 4), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Cyclone Burevi LIVE updates: A week after Cyclone Nivar hit the Karaikal coast, another cyclone, Burevi, named by the Maldives, is expected to cross Tamil Nadu’s southernmost district of Kanyakumari between today and tomorrow. Strong winds with speed touching 100-110 kmph and 45-55 kmph are likely to batter the Lakshadweep and Kerala coasts respectively during the next 24 hours under the influence of cyclonic storm 'Ockhi', a MeT bulletin said. BJP cancels rallies of Manoj Tiwari, Vasundhara Raje. According to The Times of India, Kerala women's commission members will contribute a day's salary to the chief minister's disaster relief fund to help the ones affected by the cyclone. The BJP has also called off rallies and press conferences of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Surat on Tuesday, a party leader said. Besides engaging divers, the Indian Navy has deployed two aircraft and an advanced light helicopter (ALH). Watch Queue Queue Cyclone moving away from Kerala towards Lakshadweep. Cyclone Ockhi can lead to cloudy weather coupled with light rain for some parts along Maharashtra coast and Mumbai next week, reports have said. Besides, 138 fishermen have been rescued from the Lakshadweep islands, he said. The chief minister and his colleagues have been claiming that the government was doing everything possible to save the fishermen stranded in the sea. Goa assesses damage caused due to cyclone. BJP president Amit Shah's public rallies in Rajula, Mahuva and Shihor in Gujarat cancelled due to Cyclone Ockhi, NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Arabian Sea on 4 December and found Cyclone Ockhi moving north as desert dust pushed into the region north of the storm, Visuals of relief operations to Cyclone Ockhi affected Lakshadweep & Minicoy Islands. But the authorities started acting only after receiving the third alert at 12 noon on 30 November. "There has been no word from my husband Gerald for the past three days. Public Relations Officer for the Mumbai Airport says flight operations haven’t been affected. 7 teams of NDRF deployed @ Surat, Navsari, Amreli, Valsad, Bhavnagar and Somnath in Gujrat to assist the administration to deal with the situation arising due to cyclone OCKHI. He also said that he had spoken to home minister Rajnath Singh, who assured him that a team of officials would be sent to the island. They are being brought to the Vizhinjam coast, she said. At a review meeting inChennai, the chief minister asked officials to expedite all works undertaken in the affected areas, even as scores of personnel have been deployed to address various issues, including restoring the power network. Rainfall recorded in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep in last 24 hours. “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. Thiruvananthapuram's Poonthura locals protest over missing fishermen. Cyclone Burevi – named by the Maldives – is about 70 kms west-northwest of Mannar and 230 km east-northeast of Kanyakumari, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest update at 4 pm on Thursday. 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. It is likely to cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban early on Friday (December 4) The first cyclone of the post-monsoon season is all set to form over the Arabian Sea in another 24 hours. Coconut trees have been uprooted at various places and houses damaged in eastern Kalpeni and Minicoy, sources said, adding the extent of the damage was being assessed. "There have been many cancellations, especially from those who booked online. Suburban train services running as normal. With 'Ockhi' wreaking havoc in south Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu government said it will soon seek central funds for the damage caused by the cyclone. On Saturday morning, the intensity of the rains and winds in the deep sea was reported to have come down. Weather predictions did not rule out the possibility of some rain on 6 December. Three fishermen rescued off Kerala coast, efforts on to rescue five more off Quilon coast. "Heavy rainfall is likely at a few places with squally wind speed reaching 50 to 60-kms per hour gusting to 70-kms per hour very likely along coastal area in next 24 hours," it further said. Periyar dam records 16,022 cusecs and the Vaigai dam at 2,507 cusecs. As Cyclone Ockhi slowly recedes from Kerala, cancellations and worried queries from tourists marked the start of the tourist season in the state. All are safe," the Maharashtra chief minister said in a tweet. Kanyakumari in knee-deep water with no power. Minicoy (136 mm), Karaikal (118 mm), Puducherry (109 mm), Cuddalore (108 mm), Nagapattinam (74 mm), Thiruvananthapuram (47 mm), Madurai (26 mm), Kozhikode (22 mm), Kanyakumari (12 mm), Amini Devi (8 mm), Kochi (0.6 mm) and Chennai (0.4 mm). All fishermen are warned to not venture out and those already out to be contacted immediately to return, says Collector of Gir Somnath district. Palaniswamy reportedly said the state government would soon seek Central funds to mitigate the damage caused by the cyclone. “Usually, we used to receive advance warnings on the weather. Those affected by the natural calamity have two days to approach government agencies with details of damage to their properties to get compensation, he told the media. The Lakshadweep MP said he would write to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this regard. Gale winds speed reaching 110-120kmph gusting to 130kmph are likely near Lakshadweep. According to The New Indian Express, the rescued fishermen were seen shivering and asking for food. 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. Motorists ride past an uprooted tree following gusty winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Amphan, in Kanyakumari district, Monday, May 18, 2020. Information available from different sources shows that the agency failed utterly on all fronts. Cyclone Ockhi has crippled the entire power infrastructure of the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. According to News18, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said family of those who dies in rain-related incidents will be given Rs 10 lakh as compensation. Three cyclones were formed in Bay of Bengal, while four were formed in Arabian Sea. Continuous sorties of aircraft and helicopters are being undertaken in coordination with the units at sea, the spokesperson said. After massive rescue operations, six boats, 73 fishermen return; 33 boats, 95 fishermen still missing: Fisheries minister D Jayakumar, More fishermen rescued on Saturday morning, some stuck in Lakshadweep waiting to get back: Nirmala Sitharaman. Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely along and off Kerala coast during next 24 hours and along & off Karnataka coast during next 48 hours. Around 500 houses suffered damage, several coconut trees got uprooted and electric and communication lines were disrupted due to the calamity in Minicoy island alone, he told PTI. He has further announced compensation of Rs.4 lakh for families of lives lost due to the cyclone. PTI. Navy continues search and rescue operations in Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands. The weather department has forecast intermittent rains in Mumbai and suburbs in the next 24 hours. Even though the sea continued to be rough, rescue operations are going on in full swing. The weather department has forecast intermittent rains in Mumbai and suburbs in the next 24 hours. Rough sea over Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Mumbai, Nandurbar, Nashik, Pune, Raigarh, Ratnagiri, Satara, Thane, Harnai and Kolhapur in the next 36- 48 hours. 250 stranded families were rescued near Suchindram and residents of low lying areas have been evacuated. We have got no information from any one at all," said his grieving wife. 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. NDRF deploys seven teams in Gujarat to deal with situation due to Ockhi. Titus, a fisherman from Kollam district, told TNIE he had never seen “such a violent sea even in movies”. According to The New Indian Express, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the families of those deceased in Kanyakumari district due to heavy rains caused by cyclone Ockhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil various rail-road development projects in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on Friday later, said officials. Minicoy island received 14 cm of rain in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Saturday morning, Met department sources said. 38 fishermen were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard based on coordinates given by the government. "It is cloudy and strong winds touching 60-70 kmph is blowing with the worst-affected islands being Minicoy and Kalpeni," an official said. In Kerala, squally wind speeds of up to 65 km per hour expected. A desalination plant at Kavaratti … The low tide will be around 6:49 pm, according to Tide Forecast. 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. Revenue minister and state disaster management authority (SDMA) vice-chairman E Chandrashekharan, who is supposed to coordinate the rescue and relief efforts, was seen nowhere in the picture even when the storm battered the coast and displaced hundreds of fishing families and destroyed their houses. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. According to the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority, 23 boats from the state with 260 crew members are safe at Myria Bandar, Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. June 1, 2019. With the help of the Centre, flights and ships are now being used in the rescue operations, says CM E Palaniswamy, Nirmala Sitharaman attends meeting with senior ministers, officers of Navy, coastguard and district officials, Defence minister meets deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, Nirmala Sitharaman discusses rescue operations with navy officials, Nirmala Sitharaman discusses rescue operations with navy personnel, Cyclone Ockhi likely to lash Saurashtra coast in the next 48 hours​. 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. According to The Times of India, hoteliers and tour operators observed a drop in inquiries from people planning visits this week. 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. However, these rains were mainly confined to the southern and central parts of the state. The Times of India reported that Mumbai's Chowpatty beach has been closed for the public because Cyclone Ockhi. As per the orders of the chief minister, 1,044 persons in Kanniyakumari have been lodged in 16 relief camps while the number was 205 in two camps in Tirunelveli, an official release said. Several rumours are going "viral" on social media regarding Cyclone Ockhi and Mumbai Rains. Explore more on Kanyakumari. Show us some love! Thiruvananthapuram district Collector S Vasuki told the media that the 102 fishermen from Thiruvananthapuram cannot be termed as "missing". "Cyclone … With 22mm of rain in the past 24 hours, Mumbai broke the decade-old December rain record. Search intensifies to find 92 missing fishermen. Locals in Poonthura came out in protest alleging rescue operations for the missing fishermen have been inadequate. 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. The Coast Guard rescued 198 fishermen and 18 fishing boats of Tamil Nadu off the Western coast. Following which, a huge crowd of anxious fishermen waited in Vizhinjam expecting to welcome their missing relatives. The women said they were waiting with prayers and tears for their beloved ones to return. Fishermen have been advised to not venture out in the sea as the conditions will remain rough. It may a week or more for the entire grid to be restored. Pre Monsoon showers likely in Bengaluru, Mysore, Kochi and Kanyakumari in 48 hours. As Cyclone Ockhi moves towards Lakshadweep, rain ravaged states are likely to experience relief today. 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. The compound wall of a private resort was washed away by the waves and a party arranged at the resort had to be cancelled. Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams each have been deployed at Surat, Navsari, and Rajkot, reported News18. The cyclone uprooted tens of thousands of trees along the adjoining coastal villages of Kanyakumari and Trivandrum causing extensive damages to … It is approaching Gujarat steadily and now lies centred in the Arabian Sea. They will take residents to relief centres and ensure all their needs are met with," said the Chief Minister. "Since most of the boats are co-owned by people belonging to Tamil Nadu and most of the workers are also from that state, it is also possible that the fishermen might have taken the boats to Colachel, Muttom and Thengapattanam," added Xavier. Burevi is the second cyclone in Bay of Bengal within a week after cyclone Nivar. In 2016, the prime minister was quoted by the Financial Times as saying that the government "will not resort to retrospective taxation; we are making our tax regime transparent, stable and predictable". In this, Kanyakumari bore the brunt while the cyclone was changing its direction towards the western coast. Life in Kanyakumari was thrown out of gear due to heavy rain and strong winds. As soon as we got the request from the government of Kerala for search operations, we have started that," Karve said. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued an "extremely heavy rainfalls" (>20 cm) warning for isolated areas in north Lakshadweep Islands during the next 24 hours. Water logging at some parts on WE highway near Goregaon, jogeshwari. Indian Met Department issued warning to all ports. Palaniswamy had requested deployment of helicopters in the search and rescue operations of fishermen who have not returned after they ventured into the sea a couple of days back. K Palaniswamy announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia. Nilgiris, Theni, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Puducherry and Chennai will receive more rains. Kanyakumari, besides Tirunelveli, had borne the brunt of Ochki cyclone, which uprooted hundreds of trees and crippled normal life. Vijayan said so far 393 people from Kerala have been rescued. "These fishermen had gone into the sea. The vessel has rescued 60 fishermen from mid-sea. 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