The name ‘Vardah’ means red rose in Urdu and was suggested by Pakistan. The last cyclone was named by Bangladesh - "Fani" which means snake. The name was originally part of a standby list that is used to replace retired names in the original list. Parts of the city have also been flooded. It has also made landfall in several parts of Tamil Nadu. As many as 2,424 roads were blocked, and 240 huts were also damaged. Many livelihoods were uprooted and squatters displaced. Accessed December 11, 2016. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. [27] Chennai Metro services were also affected, after power was cut off, as a precaution by the EB.[28]. First the names of cyclones in India are not only named by India Meteorological Department, it is done by almost 8 countries. Carcasses of around 550 cows were found afloat in a lake in the Kancheepuram District. [7] Gradually intensifying as it moved westward, Vardah reached its peak intensity on December 11, with maximum 3-minute sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph), and a minimum central pressure of 975 mbar (28.79 inHg).[8]. The name ‘Vardah’ has been given by Pakistan, which means ‘red rose’. [29] And the cyclone brought heavy rainfall over Rayalaseema region and adjoining Nellore and Prakasam districts. From Roanu, Hud Hud, Aila to Vardah – Here's how cyclones are named. Next, India’s choice, Gati, will be chosen, and so on. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vardah was the fourth cyclonic storm, as well as the most intense tropical cyclone of the 2016 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. It will be called ‘Vardah’ meaning Rose in Arabic and Urdu, a name given by Pakistan. The Indian Armed Forces were kept on standby for any relief operations. It gradually intensified into a Deep Depression on the following day, skirting off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and intensified into a Cyclonic Storm on December 8. More than ten people were reported to have been killed, due to events related to the storm. Vardah brought heavy rainfall to Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a Deep Depression. Subsequent cyclones are being named sequentially, column-wise, with each cyclone given the name immediately below that of the previous cyclone. [14][15], The precursor low of Cyclone Vardah caused severe flooding in Thailand, affecting half a million residents in the country's southern provinces. The cyclone has also uprooted many trees and disrupted telecommunication in the state. The Indian Railways suspended operations of all 170 outstation trains originating from Chennai, and suburban railway services were also cancelled. Dec 12, 2016, 14:15 PM IST [24], Vardah crossed the eastern coast of India close to Chennai in the afternoon hours of December 12, 2016. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vardah was the fourth cyclonic storm, as well as the most intense tropical cyclone of the 2016 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. If not, the walls became weak. Due to land interaction, Vardah degenerated into a well-marked low on December 13, at around midday, local time. And while Vardah originates from the Bay of Bengal, we wonder where its name originated from! [2], Under the influence of a persistent area of convection, a low-pressure area formed over the Malay Peninsula, adjoining north Sumatra, in early December 2016. The previous cyclone over the Bay of Bengal was Cyclone Fani which hit Puri in Odisha on May 3, 2019, killing 89 people in eastern India and Bangladesh. It means ‘snake’ or ‘hood of a snake’. The Vardah cyclone is expected to hit northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh today. 'Vardah', which means 'red rose', is expected to hit northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh by Monday. [4] Skirting off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a Deep Depression, BOB 06 was upgraded to a Cyclonic Storm by the IMD and JTWC, in the early hours of December 8, and was assigned the name Vardah. Here is how the tradition of naming cyclones began with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The first cyclone name which will be chosen will be the one in the first row of the first column — Nisarga by Bangladesh. December 17, 2016 12:10 PM | Skymet Weather Team Large scale destruction caused by Odisha cyclone in 1999 triggered the issue of naming tropical cyclones developed in … The name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries India, Sri … Cyclone Vardah Cyclone Vardah has brought Chennai to a standstill. Initially, the cyclones were named after the place they did the most damage (such as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the Labour Day Hurricane of 1935). 'Vardah', which means 'red rose', is expected to hit northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh on Monday. ................................ Advertisement ................................ 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Why Pakistan named the Indian cyclone By anushkasuri on February 2, 2017 • ( 0) Recently cyclone Vardah swept the Indian southern State of Tamil Nadu in which 18 people lost their lives along with widespread destruction of the green cover and infrastructure. More than 12,26,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas, as a result of Vardah. Of 140km/hr in the Indian Ocean began in 2000 and a formula was agreed 2004. Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’, which is brewing over the Bay of Bengal, has been named by Pakistan. Name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries -- India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Oman. Here is how the tradition of naming cyclones began with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. It is Pakistan who named the cyclone Vardah, which means red rose. From Roanu, Hud Hud, Aila to Vardah – Here's how cyclones are named. The cyclone claimed over 18 lives, uprooted about 15 lakh trees in Chennai and its suburbs, and caused extensive damage to roads, supplies, and power infrastructure: over 1,00,000 electric poles were mangled and 8,000 transformers damaged. The cyclone struck land with a wind speed of 140 km per hour (87 mph), bringing with it the heaviest storm since October 2014. By the time it makes landfall, its intensity is expected to reduce considerably. The Weather Channel (2016, December 11) Tropical Cyclone Vardah Nearing Landfall in India. On December 12, Vardah weakened into a Severe Cyclonic Storm, before making landfall over the eastern coast of India, close to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, with winds of 65 mph (105 km/h). [26], Public transportation was severely affected by Vardah. [19] More than 1,400 tourists were stranded on the Havelock and Neil islands of the archipelago, during the storm. The Hindu (2016, December 11) Cyclone Vardah: Chennai schools, colleges closed on Monday. ... Cyclone Vardah Named By Pakistan. [12][13] On the next day, the system entered an area marked by colder sea surface temperatures and high wind shear, causing it to rapidly weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area, just off the coast of Somalia, before moving ashore and dissipating on December 19. Weakening into a Severe Cyclonic Storm, Vardah made landfall close to Chennai on the following day, and degenerated into remnant low on December 13. The tradition started with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, where tropical storms that reach sustained wind speeds of 39 miles per hour were given names. In recent times, in the year 2000 to be precise, cyclones formed in the Indian ocean region were started to be named. Several Compound walls of buildings, the glass windows of scrapers and certain buildings were damaged. Chennai International Airport was closed at least until 11:00 pm IST (5:30 pm UTC) on December 12, in the wake of the storm, leaving about 5,000 passengers stranded. The name Vardah, which means red rose, was given by Pakistan. Tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones are named by various warning centers to simplify communication between forecasters and the general public regarding forecasts, watches, and warnings. [22] The cyclone killed 24 people in the state,[23] and caused ₹22,573 crore (US$3.35 billion) in damage. [5], With conditions favorable for further development, Vardah intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm on December 9. [10] The depression caused overnight rainfall in Southern Karnataka on December 13. On December 6, The IMD classified the system as Depression BOB 06, as the system had sufficiently organized itself, with winds of 45 km/h (30 mph). Manually by tamil.indianexpress.com increasingly frequent over the past few gaja cyclone named by which country result, naming conventions for that... “ Gaja will have much lesser intensity than Cyclone Vardah in Chennai, which is the list include Bulbul Pakistan! [9] Afterward, it rapidly weakened into a depression, due to land interaction, on 13 December. Vardah is the Arabic and Urdu word for ‘rose’, a name provided by Pakistan in the comprehensive list of names for cyclones in the Arabian sea and Bay of … A severe cyclone named Vardha hit the city of Chennai, India late evening on Monday, December 12, 2016. [21] Two warships, INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt, sailed out of Visakhapatnam to Chennai, carrying medical teams, divers, inflatable rubber boats, an integral helicopter, and material, including food, tents, clothes, medicines, and blankets to aid with relief efforts. Tropical cyclones passing over the northern part of the Indian Ocean are named by eight countries in the region, namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman and Thailand. Tropical cyclones which pass over the northern part of the Indian Ocean are named by eight countries … Hut Bay recorded 166 mm (6.5 in) of rainfall on December 6, while Port Blair recorded 167 mm (6.6 in) of rainfall on December 7. Name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Oman. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. Maintaining a generally westward track thereafter, Vardah consolidated into a Severe Cyclonic Storm on December 9, before peaking as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, with 3-minute sustained winds of 80 mph (130 km/h), and a minimum central pressure of 975 hPa (28.8 inHg), on December 11. Two people were killed in the state. [20] They were evacuated by the Indian Navy on December 9. Vardah is the fourth major cyclone to spin out of the Bay of Bengal and hit India this year, after Roanu, Kyant and Nada. By the end of the week, more than 300 millimetres (12 in) of rainfall was observed in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province of the country. The system struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as well as South India, before later affecting Somalia. [16] 21 people were reported to be killed due to the floods, and the damage were about US$25 million.[17][18]. media caption Cyclone Vardah The Tamil Nadu state government said in a statement that 260 trees in the city had fallen as a result of strong winds. [6] Although predicted to maintain its intensity, Vardah strengthened further, as it followed a generally west-northwestwards track, prompting the IMD to upgrade its intensity to Very Severe Cyclonic Storm status, on December 10. Based on suggestions from countries, the group finalised a list of 64 names in 2004 -- eight names from each country. A formula was agreed by countries in 2004. Fifteen teams of the National Disaster Response Force were deployed in various coastal regions. Heavy rainfall and high wind speeds measuring over 90 kmph are expected to follow. Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh Monday evening. The system struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as well as South India, before later affecting Somalia. Vardah is the fourth major cyclone to spin out of the Bay of Bengal and hit India this year, after Roanu, Kyant and Nada. The name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries -- India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Oman. Name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries The name of severe cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’, which at present lays over the Bay of Bengal, has been given by Pakistan… Cyclones were usually not named. Cyclone Vardah was in the news recently.It made landfall in Chennai on December 12, causing destruction and damage. Several cyclonic storms have been named by these countries which include Phailin, Hudhud, Nilofar. Eight countries in the Indian ocean region - Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand came together to name the cyclones. Originating as a low pressure area near the Malay Peninsula on December 3, the storm was designated a depression on December 6. Who named the cyclone which is nearing Chennai? HOW ARE CYCLONES NAMED? The remnants of Vardah crossed the Indian Subcontinent and entered the Arabian Sea on December 14. Name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries -- India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Oman. The name of the cyclone in the world is given by the Member countries of different Meteorological departments and Organization all over the world.The naming of Tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean region given by 8 pannel member countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, and Thailand).. Cyclones: A cyclone is a rotating of winds anti-clockwise in … The flooding were also minor with little damages to agricultural crops and livelihood. If any cyclones occur in the Indian Ocean then the names are given by theses 8 countries. Accessed December 11, 2016. Meaning of Vardah: Vardah is the Arabic and Urdu word for ‘rose’.The name was provided by Pakistan in the comprehensive nomenclature list for cyclones in the Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal.. How are cyclones named? The low pressure area gradually organized into a tropical disturbance over the next several days, as it slowly moved towards the southeast Bay of Bengal. Onil, Ogni, Nisha, Giri, Chapala, Ockhi and Fani are the names of cyclones by Bangladesh. The name of the Cyclone ‘Fani’ (pronounced as Foni) was suggested by Bangladesh. The names are intended to reduce confusion in the event of concurrent storms in the same basin.Generally once storms produce sustained wind speeds of more than 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 … The name of severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah', which at present lays over the Bay of Bengal, has been given by Pakistan. Vardah is the fourth major cyclone to spin out of the Bay of Bengal and hit India this year, after Roanu, Kyant and Nada. The last cyclone was Nada, a name suggested by Oman. 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