“The rate of relative sea level rise is about 8 to 12 millimetres per year, as measured at Sagar island adjacent to Mousuni, which is three to four times over the global average,” said Sugata Hazra of the oceanography department. West Bengal has two Cyclone seasons – pre-monsoon and post-monsoon cyclone during April-May and Nov-Dec, respectively. Heavy damage to homes were reported in, Deep Depression ARB 06 on its initial stages brought heavy rainfall over, The most intense tropical cyclone was the, The wettest tropical cyclone was the 1968 Severe Cyclonic Storm which hit the state of, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 17:08. This maximised the impact and damage,” said Saral Das, a local community worker. The season was near normal with four cyclones forming and one making landfall over India. “Most of the large trees were uprooted by Bulbul. There are two definite peaks of tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean. The island is located in the southwestern corner of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. [5] A fresh list of names has been prepared and will be used in alphabetical order for storms after Amphan. Usually, in the month of October, the Cyclones usually head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh. It caused rainfall in Eastern India and no damage was reported. West Bengal: Minister suggests classes on alternate days when schools re-open. Cyclone Kyant formed in the month of October but well remained offshore in Bay of Bengal. Depression BOB 04 was formed on August 6 which made landfall in the state of, Cyclonic Storm BOB 02 formed on October 14 in Bay of Bengal and made landfall near. The remittances Mousuni’s emigrants sent not only supported their parents, wives and children. Out of the cyclones that develop in the Bay of Bengal, over 58 percent approach and cross the East Coast in October and November. Pre-monsoon cyclone, which causes wide spread hailstorm and it is traditionally called n the state as Kalbaishaki. This state has a diverse range of flora and fauna. Issued 24 hours in advance of the commencement of adverse weather over the coastal areas. The speed reduced a bit as it neared land, with a maximum surface wind speed of 185 kilometres per hour. Learn how your comment data is processed. List for Howrah. However, officials say, the worst is now over for the state as Amphan has made landfall in neighbouring West Bengal.There were turbulent conditions on Wednesday for about seven hours, and the “damage has not been too bad”, an official said. The season was first in the series of three consecutive years of above average activity. Please expand the article to include this information. As of July 31, 2020, Kolkata has a total of 37 containment zones, … Actually, the system crossed West Bengal coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya (Bangladesh) across Sundarbans with a wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph. Sometimes they recurve in northeast direction after reaching near the coast and it travels towards Gangetic West Bengal, Bangladesh or Myanmar. Bulbul and Aila both had maximum surface wind speed of 155 kmph. The waves topped six-metre-high embankments and flooded farms and ponds with saline water, killing plants and freshwater fish. The season despite being under powerful El Nino which was near normal with four cyclones forming, but the season haven't feature even a single Indian landfall. Districts in West Bengal, including east and west Mednipore, south and north 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata would be affected severely,” he said. But the remittances came to a sudden halt at the end of March, as millions of informal wage earners lost their incomes due to the lockdown forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Even the land used to bury the dead has not been spared,” said Sakina Bibi of Baliara. The season was near normal with four cyclones forming with two making landfall over India. Staff Writer (May 21, 1998). May 22, 2020 15:39 (IST) May 22, 2020 14:04 (IST) “I have never seen such devastation,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told a news conference in Kolkata as she reported that at least 72 people in her state were killed during the storm. By one estimate, about 1.5 million sharecroppers of south Bengal had lost their produce. The season was second consecutive year of above average activity. 2. The Governor is also pleased to notify that the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed on the days as specified at List II below which are not declared to be public holidays, during the year 2021. “Four-fifths of those houses are completely gone. Cyclone Amphan made landfall on May 20, 2020 at latitude 21.65 degrees north, longitude 88.3 degrees east. Nisarga: Within just two weeks of Amphan, Cyclone Nisarga struck the Indian subcontinent. India has saw two cyclones making landfall over the nation and three threatened by skirting the coast. Traditionally, they farmed rice and vegetables in one of the world’s most fertile deltas. More cyclones form in the Bay of Bengal than in the Arabian Sea. As the crow flies, or the wind blows, Amphan, Bulbul and Aila all made landfall within 25 km of Mousuni. This season was the first instance when there were no cyclones intensified further than Cyclonic Storm. Since then, the land has been unable to support all its people. For north Indian Ocean including Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, the RSMC, New Delhi assigns the name to tropical cyclones following a standard procedure. Find West Bengal Cyclone Latest News, Videos & Pictures on West Bengal Cyclone and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Now, this list of 64 cyclone names proposed back in September 2004 is about to get exhausted, ... RSMC, New Delhi is also responsible for naming cyclones over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. [10] During 2015 another modification to the intensity scale took place, with the IMD calling a system with 3-minute maximum sustained wind speeds between 90 and 119 kn (166–221 km/h, 104–137 mph): an extremely severe cyclonic storm. Land Depression 02 produced heavy rainfall in, Depression BOB 05 caused the Odisha state government on October 20 to declare the heavy rains caused by the storm as a "State-Specific Disaster". “They keep taking punches and often don’t get the chance to recover.”. The very next day after the identification, the BOB 03 hit the north Odisha-West Bengal coastline and caused huge destruction of the lives and property. According to the IMD, the extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans (West Bengal) near latitude 21.65N & longitude 88.3E between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm with … from a list arranged alphabetically.The ‘Tropical cyclones’ in the ‘Bay of Bengal’ and the ‘Arabian Sea’ are being named since 2004. However, due to the lack of any such presence between the Pacific and the Bay, cyclonic winds easily move into the Bay of Bengal. Only about 7 percent of the tropical cyclones in the world originate in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal but these are some of the most devastating and damaging, says the IMD. Depressions and Deep Depressions BOB 04,05,06,07,08 which formed in the months from July to November brought damages over India killing many people. Panchayat figures say the two cyclones destroyed 2,537 betel leaf plantations, uprooted 31,232 trees and inundated 10,514 ponds with saltwater. “Our house was badly damaged during Bulbul. Date/Year : Category of Cyclone : Landfall and loss: 1. This season had the latest start in the North Indian Ocean basin on record by first system forming on 12th October. Super cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on the coast on West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday evening. I do not know what more is in store for us.”. The Kusumtala and Bagdanga mauzas are sinking, as well as part of the Mousuni mauza.” A mauza is a term used by the local administration to delineate a piece of land that can be as large as a neighbourhood or a small village. Effective Date: 1st Jan, 2021. The island is located in the southwestern corner of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. [9] Severe Cyclonic Storms have storm force wind speeds of between 48 and 63 kn (55–72 mph; 89–117 km/h), while Very Severe Cyclonic Storms have hurricane-force winds of 64–89 kn (73–102 mph; 118–166 km/h). [9], Historically, a system has been classified as a depression if it is an area where the barometric pressure is low compared with its surroundings. Almost every other household in Mousuni has a similar story. Cyclone Amphan toppled around 1,750 electricity poles in Mousuni, as well as the main tower through which India’s electricity grid reached the island. A super cyclonic storm--Amphan--over the Bay of Bengal … 9. The Baliara mauza is flooded with rising seawater every year. The above 8 countries including India would choose 8 names each and ‘the stock of the 64 names for the storms/Cyclones’ will be used in rotation, in cycles of 6 … The Bay of Bengal has a notorious reputation for producing deadly tropical cyclones. List for Nadia. "It intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at 2:30am today. Maximum penetration of severe storm surges varies from 10 to 20 km inland from the coast. Cyclones are strong spiraling winds characterized by a low pressure and numerous thunderstorms. “This is my fourth house in the past 10 years. As the majority of Cyclones over the Bay of Bengal weaken over land after landfall, the frequency of migration into Arabian Sea is low. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storms have hurricane-force winds of 90–119 kn (166–221 km/h, 104–137 mph). The season was near normal with four cyclones forming and all of them affecting India. The track of the cyclone after the landfall and the possible impact inland is discussed at this stage. Depression ARB 01 formed on June 23 and made landfall in the state of, Depression ARB 02 formed on June 25 and made landfall in the state of, Deep Depression BOB 03 formed on July 20 and made landfall in, Deep Depression BOB 04 formed on September 4 and made landfall in. West Bengal, the leading State in paddy production, had suffered a great blow. Faith to reality: a journey down the Karnali River, Mangrove forest saves Bengal from Cyclone Bulbul, People rush back to the Sundarbans, untested, After Cyclone Amphan, broken houses and rotting fish, Rising sea swamps island along Bengal coast, Six months, two cyclones, one island: A tale of destruction in West Bengal, Opinion: To rebuild the Sundarbans, India needs to rethink its laws, Animated film captures Kolkata swamped in climate horror, The Koshi River: a journey down the lifeline of Nepal, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 England & Wales License. [6][7], The IMD issues warnings in four stages for the Indian coast. Cyclone Amphan – 2020 Cyclone Amphan is a very powerful tropical cyclone of 2020 raising over the Bay of Bengal around the state of Odisha and West Bengal in India. The cyclones over the Arabian Sea either originate insitu over southeast Arabian Sea (which includes Lakshadweep area also) or remnants of cyclones from the Bay of Bengal that move across south peninsula. The strongest embankments in Mousuni did save some farms and ponds from saltwater. Cyclone Bulbul made landfall on November 9, 2019 at latitude 21.55 degrees north, longitude 88.5 degrees east. Cyclone Bulbul was a very severe cyclonic storm that hit the West Bengal in India. Cyclone Amphan: India’s first major cyclone of 2020, Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan caused major damage in West Bengal, as well in the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. Cyclone Amphan Updates from West Bengal, Odisha: The cyclone has killed at least 72 persons and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal.It has … If you want to stand beside the affected people amid such a dual crisis, then here is a detailed list of organisations and individuals who have started relief efforts across the state in a war footing. The Bay of Bengal has a notorious reputation for producing deadly tropical cyclones. List for South 24 Parganas. Like Amphan and Bulbul, the wind caused by Cyclone Aila blew away roofs, flattened huts, felled trees and electricity poles. Records at the block’s office show that Baliara has lost over half of its 19.25 sq. The MeT department stated that Cyclone Amphan, formed in the Bay of Bengal with Odisha and West Bengal in its crosshairs, is likely to become a super cyclone in 12 hours. Tea gardens and jute mills in West Bengal can now operate with 100% workforce from June 1. [3] However, if the system should weaken into a deep depression and subsequently reintensify after moving into the region then will be assigned a new name. Worst Cyclones … Mousuni is a small island in West Bengal, India, at latitude 21.66 degrees north, longitude 88.30 degrees east. [9] The highest classification used in the North Indian Ocean is a Super Cyclonic Storm, which have hurricane-force winds of above 120 kn (138 mph; 222 km/h). Death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal now 98: CM She has strictly instructed her party leaders & administration relief has to reach the people who have been affected due to Amphan. See: After Cyclone Amphan, broken houses and rotting fish. The first big shock came on May 25, 2009, when Cyclone Aila made landfall at latitude 22.00 degrees north, longitude 88.00 degrees east. [9] Within the region a tropical cyclone is defined as being a non frontal synoptic scale cyclone, that originates over tropical or subtropical waters with organized convection and a definite cyclonic surface wind circulation. The Great Bhola Cyclone in November 1970 killed at least 300,000 people in modern-day Bangladesh. Issued 72 hours in advance, it discusses the likelihood of development of a cyclonic disturbance in the north Indian Ocean and the coastal region likely to experience adverse weather. Out of the cyclones that develop in the Bay of Bengal, over 58 percent approach and cross the East Coast in October and November. Usually, in the month of October, the Cyclones usually head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh. The deadliest storm in world history, the 1970 Bhola Cyclone of 1970, killed an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 when it made landfall in Bangladesh on Nov. 12, bringing a storm surge estimated at up to 10.4 meters (34 feet) to the coast. “This is mainly due to significant rise of the sea surface temperature since the end-1990s.”. Bangla Newspaper। List of West Bengal Newspapers. The season includes the most intense cyclone ever recorded in North Indian Ocean basin on record. The first peak is from May to June, and the other is from mid-September to mid-December. The cyclone killed 967 people and caused $600 million (1990 USD) in damages. Only 25 % of the cyclones that develop over the Arabian Sea approach the West Coast. West Bengal State List Of Holidays 2021 . Meanwhile, people have gone back to lanterns and the few solar microgrids that preceded the arrival of the national grid. We need to push for more support for the affected people through the international mechanism,” said Harjeet Singh, global climate lead of Action Aid. The season was above average with five cyclones forming and four making landfall over India. Kyarr and Maha 2019 (Vayu and Hikka) 31 October, 1831: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm: Crossed Odisha Coast near Balasore, Loss of life-50,000: 3. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal has issued the final WB Voter List 2020 With Photo (Updated).Apart from that, you can also download Old Voter List West Bengal (1952, 1966, 1967, 1971 PDF). “Bulbul’s landfall point seems to be around 20 km east of Amphan’s landfall,” observed GK Das, director of the centre. The other season to do so was 2012. We can read all the news paper news every day with the help of our smartphone.. Odisha informed that … Bangaon: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asserted that her government will not allow implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) or National Population Register (NPR) in the state.. [1], Within the North Indian Ocean between 45°E – 100°E, tropical cyclones are named by the India Meteorological Department (IMD/RSMC New Delhi) when they are judged to have intensified into cyclonic storms with 3-minute sustained wind speeds of at least 34 kn (39 mph; 63 km/h)[2]. About eight percent of the total land area, particularly along the eastern coast and Gujarat coast is vulnerable to tropical cyclones. The same records show that 68% of people in Baliara live below the poverty line. Issued 48 hours in advance of the commencement of adverse weather over the coastal areas. Engineers estimate it may be months before the power lines are restored. With the promise of these remittances, many residents who lost their roofs or walls to Cyclone Bulbul last November borrowed to rebuild. According to a list maintained by Weather Underground, 26 of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in recorded have occurred here. Unless otherwise stated, this work is under Creative Commons' Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 England & Wales License. Depression BOB 02 formed on October 23 and remained quasi-stationary near Andhra Pradesh coast. But two cyclones threatened the coast of India. The Government of West Bengal vide notification No. The season was near normal with four cyclones forming and two making landfall over India. The horrifying cyclone Amphan has wreaked havoc all across West Bengal. They made considerable money growing betel leaves (paan). 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