, While near Kanyakumari in mainland India, Ockhi changed course and intensified while heading towards Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. The system produced heavy rainfall and gale-force winds in Sri Lanka, initially affecting the southern coastline, with Matara, and the general Matara District in particular, experiencing wind speeds of 70–80 km/h (40–50 mph) and bearing the brunt of the cyclone.  The cyclone went on to hit the Lakshadweep islands on December 2.  The Department of Meteorology also issued a weather advisory for heavy rain, strong winds, and rough seas on the morning of November 28, at 1130 IST. offers ₹41 lakh relief for damaged houses in Kanyakumari district", "Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala, Tamil Nadu announce relief measures for affected people as The cyclone has claimed 74 lives and affected 36,000 people in the two southern states", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cyclone_Ockhi&oldid=993534930, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. So, why did Bangladesh give it the name? 170 million for relief to weather affected", "JO faults govt. Of the 64 names suggested by these eight countries, 57 have been utilised. The current list has a total of 169 names including 13 names each from 13 WMO/ESCAP member countries. Subscribe to Morning Filter & Evening Wrap newsletter, Health data shows India doesn’t need a two-child policy: experts, Pranab was ready to invite Congress-led coalition had 2014 thrown up a hung Parliament, Crossword blog #219 | Work harder to make short work of cryptics, Disabled Ludhiana professor paints facets of farmers’ stir, Remembering a trendsetting thavil maestro, How FarmVille created a social gaming landscape, When I think of Vijay sir, the word ‘dhairyam’ comes to mind: Malavika Mohanan on ‘Master’, If not WhatsApp, then what? Cyclone Ockhi is expected to bring heavy to very heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu during the next 36 hours.  The storm tracked along Sri Lanka's southwestern and western coastline, towards the west-northwest, around the southern verge of a subtropical ridge located over India. Titli was given by Pakistan, Gaja by Sri Lanka and Ockhi, again, by Bangladesh.  It issued a Yellow Alert warning on November 30 for the area between Haa Alif Atoll and Kaafu Atoll, between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm on December 1, later extending this warning to 8:00 pm. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. Nearly 100 houses, mostly in Puthenthode and Bazaar, were vacated and schools were used as rehabilitation centres. Damage throughout Kerala was initially estimated at Rs 1843 crore (US$285.7 million). Get ready, as Ockhi Cyclone is all set to bring heavy downpour across southern Tamil Nadu in the next 36 hours. It was back in the year 2000 that the tropical cyclone naming system was introduced by the organizations – World Meteorological Organization, and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. , The system produced heavy rainfall and gale-force winds in Sri Lanka, initially affecting the southern coastline, with Matara, and the general Matara District in particular, experiencing wind speeds of 70–80 km/h (40–50 mph) and bearing the brunt of the cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department responsible for naming cyclones in the north Indian Ocean basin maintains a list of names collected from 8 countries – Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi[nb 1] was a strong tropical cyclone that devastated parts of Sri Lanka and India in 2017, and was the most intense tropical cyclone in the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015.  Due to the poor visibility caused by rain and attendant wind, BIA was prompted to divert two SriLankan Airlines flights to Mattala early on November 30. Mora is the name of one of the healing stones and also means star of the sea. a cargo boat off Cinamon Dhonveli island in Kaafu Atoll (3 rescued).  In Tamil Nadu, damage was estimated more than Rs 1000 crore (US$155 million). The names suggested by India are: Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal, Lehar, Megh, Sagar, and Vayu. The name of the cyclone in the world is given by the Member countries of different Meteorological departments and Organization all over the world. These 8 countries have suggested 8 names each. , On December 3, the government allocated Rs 170 million from the national insurance trust fund for relief efforts targeting affected citizens, distributed among each divisional secretariat affected. The Centre Government reported that 39 people had died and 167 were missing, after the cyclone hit parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. 8 North Indian Ocean countries like Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, give 8 names each. Cyclone Ockhi near peak intensity west of, Last edited on 11 December 2020, at 03:17, "Cyclone Ockhi: the story behind the name...", Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Ockhi" over Bay of Bengal (29 November – 06 December 2017): A Report, "Cyclone Ockhi: rains hit Lakshadweep islands, damage houses, uproot trees", "Cyclone Ockhi dissipates, Gujarat spared", "Church to take legal action over Indian cyclone tragedy", "Will Sri Lanka turn to SMS storm warnings after 'night from hell'? This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 03:17. Each Tropical Cyclone basin in the world has its own rotating list of names. The previous storm Mora that caused severe flooding across Northeast India in May was named by Thailand.  The Indian Navy and Coast Guard searched for stranded fishermen in the coastal areas of Lakshadweep. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods.  823 houses were reported completely destroyed, with a further 32,347 sustaining damage to varying degrees. , According to government officials, about 33,000 people from Kerala and another 2,800 from Tamil Nadu were affected by the cyclone as of November 30, 2017.  The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, claimed that 400 stranded fishermen were rescued. Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day's newspaper in one easy-to-read list. , On November 28, an area of low pressure developed about 425 km (265 mi) to the south-southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. There are 13 countries member of RSMCs and each allowed to propose 13 names. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. *Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print. On the same day, the JTWC designated the depression as Tropical Cyclone 01A. We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. The cloudy and chilly weather also affected people and crops.  4 tonnes of material, including rice, dal, salt and potatoes, water, blankets, raincoats, disposable clothes, mosquito nets and dhurries, were given to the local government. a cargo boat off Taj Coral Reef in Kaafu Atoll 20195 (3 rescued).  On December 2, police and firefighters were formally joined by the Sri Lankan Navy- followed by the army and air force in search and rescue operations, with the aid of state agencies and the Sri Lankan Red Cross. The next tropical cyclone over Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea will be known as “Amphan” ( a Thai name… A desalination plant at Kavaratti was also damaged. Bangladesh also named Cyclone Ockhi that caused severe damages in Kerala. Enter the letters from image : Kochi: The cyclone 'Ockhi,' which triggered strong winds and heavy rain in the southern parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is reportedly just 60km off the Thiruvananthapuram coast. The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, declared a compensation of ₹20 lakh to the families of those who died and ₹5 lakh to those who were permanently disabled due to the cyclone.  Rs 10,000 was pledged as an initial allowance for each family affected to a significant degree by Ockhi.  On December 2, the cyclone hit the Lakshadweep islands, suffering more than Rs 500 crore (US$77.5 million) loss. Several major beaches in the state were affected due to the sudden ingress of water, which resulted in inundation of the shacks and soil erosion. The list of 169 cyclone names released by IMD last month, in April, were provided by these countries — 13 suggestions from each of the 13 countries. All the eight countries have suggested eight names for naming future cyclones. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings. The word means 'eye' in Bengali. The names given by India are Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal, Lehar, Megh, Sagar and Vayu. Bangladesh named the cyclone as it was their turn. The Cyclones worldwide are named by 9 regions — North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, Central North Pacific, Western North Pacific, North Indian Ocean, South West Indian Ocean, Australian, Southern Pacific, South Atlantic.  The storm tracked westwards and intensified further into a Severe Cyclone Storm early on December 1.  Torrential overnight rains, accompanied by squally winds lashed the district, uprooted 550 trees and 950 electric poles, disrupting normal life. The last cyclone was named by Bangladesh - "Fani" which means snake. Ockhi, meaning 'eye', is a Bengali name given by Bangladesh. Before that, there were cyclones Hudhud in 2014, Ockhi in 2017 and Titli and Gaja in 2018.  On November 29, the storm organized into a depression just off the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave the system the identifier BOB 07.  Fishermen and their families protested and did not allow Vijayan's car to pass through during his visit of Vizhinjam, a fishing village near Thiruvananthapuram.  The cyclone claimed five lives in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu on November 30, caused by falling trees. Around 2,648 people were evacuated to seven shelters over by Kochi. In 2017, Cyclone Ockhi which damaged Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu was named by Bangladesh. , In Gujarat, parts of southern region received significant rains, with the highest rainfall in Umargam of 90 mm, causing damage to vegetables and banana crops. A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences. The name Ockhi was given by Bangladesh which in Bengali means ‘eye’. This cyclone was named by Pakistan. Chief Minister of Kerala complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he had a negligent attitude towards states ruled by the Left.  Due to the storm's rapidly consolidating low level circulation center, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert, shortly before classifying it as Tropical Cyclone 03B on November 29.  In its entirety, Ockhi left a trail of massive destruction in Sri Lanka, Lakshadweep, South India, and The Maldives, as it strengthened from a depression to a mature cyclone.  Ockhi impacted Lakshadweep on December 2, uprooting coconut trees and causing extensive damage to houses, power lines and other infrastructure on the islands. Bangladesh also named Ockhi cyclone which ravaged the southern coast in December, 2017. The name of the cyclone Ockhi means ‘eye’ in Bangla language. Fact Check: How Cyclone Fani got its name, why the next one will be Vayu Cyclone Fani in Odisha: The first cyclone after the list was adopted was given the name in the first row of the first column — Onil, proposed by Bangladesh. Cyclone Ockhi is expected to bring heavy to very heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu. Next, the cyclone name will be given by say Maldives and they have named one Hika.  On the following day, the power of the storm quickly lessened as it encountered increasingly unfavorable conditions, including high wind shear. The navy transported relief material to Minicoy, Kavaratti, and Kalpeni on Sunday.  The disturbance was located within an area of warm sea surface temperatures and moderate to strong vertical wind shear, with atmospheric convection scattered around the disturbance's ill-defined low-level circulation center.  Soon afterwards, Ockhi intensified further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm. Cyclones ‘Fani’ (snake’s hood) and ‘Ockhi’ (eye), which ravaged the southern coast in December 2017, were named by Bangladesh, but ‘Vayu’ was suggested by … The name was contributed by Bangladesh which means “eye”.  Afterward, the remnant of Ockhi crossed over land and dissipated several hours later. Last year Cyclone Titli hit Andhra Pradesh and parts of Odisha. , Cyclone Ockhi passed just south of Puthalam, the southern tip of mainland India, on November 30. The ninth depression, and the third and strongest named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Ockhi originated from an area of low pressure that formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal on November 28. The practice of naming these tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea began in September 2004, before which the names were just given arbitrarily. This makes a total of 64.  Unseasonal rain and inclement weather in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi had severely impacted grape farms in Maharashtra. Accordingly, the new list of names finalised by WMO/ESCAP PTC is given in Annexure-I. limped back to normal, Lakshadweep islands await relief", "Navy Dispatches Relief To Ockhi Cyclone-Hit Lakshadweep as Navy ships carried the relief material to the island of Minicoy on Sunday and the Kavaratti and Kalpeni islands yesterday", "Cyclone Ocki: T.N. In Bardez taluka, only soil erosion at Anjuna and Baga Beaches and damage to a retaining wall at Coco Beach in Nerul were reported. In final volume of his autobiography, The Presidential Years, formally released on Tuesday, he asserts that he couldn't be “neutral between stability and instability”. For cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, the naming system was agreed by eight member countries of a group called WMO/ESCAP and took effect in 2004.  The Centre inquired with Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister about the situation but did not inquire about Kerala. Eight north Indian Ocean countries — Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, gave eight names each which was combined into a list of 64 names. Why the name Ockhi? , Kerala and Tamil Nadu sent special rescue teams on December 2 to track missing fishermen who were at sea during the onset of the cyclone, due to protests in coastal areas over the unsatisfactory response from government agencies.  Colombo and its suburbs, along with the southwestern and western coastal regions, were also affected, with many parts of the capital city and its suburbs experiencing power outages and property damage; several roads were obstructed by falling trees and power lines, including that leading to the Supreme Court complex at Aluthkade. A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes. , The mountainous island archipelago is constantly struck by typhoons recurving out of the tropics, which are normally in extratropical transition as they pass through Japan.  The coastal areas of Ernakulam District, in Kerala, were affected by the cyclone.  Cyclone Ockhi dumped more than 80,000 kg or 80 tonnes of waste from the ocean on the Mumbai beaches, according to estimates released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) solid waste management (SWM) department. Though it turned to northeast and headed towards the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea, it caused havoc and destruction in the southernmost districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, particularly the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu and the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. 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