[3] However, the sea surface temperatures near the equatorial pacific began to cool well below average, indicating a developing La Niña. Oman divorce rates double in 2020 amid Covid-19 pandemic The National 15:05 5-Jan-21. It is very likely to cross the Sri Lanka coast close to Trincomalee during the evening or night of December 2 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 75-85 kilometres per hour gusting to 95 kmph, the IMD's Cyclone Warning Division said. The sum of the number of systems and fatalities in each basin will not equal the number shown as the total. Nov 23, 2020 09:21 AM EST Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on Sunday at sustained winds of 105 mph. The 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was the costliest North Indian Ocean cyclone season in recorded history, largely due to Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan. Many records were broken throughout the season, including the extreme rate of tropical cyclone formations, the second time on record that the Greek naming system for named storms was used, and the strength of the storms which formed in the months of October and November. The storm struck Masirah Island and later, southern Oman on June 13. “Although there is unlikely to be a direct effect from the cyclone on the UAE, we will be keeping a close eye on it,” said Mohammed Alebri, director of meteorology at the weather centre. Activity in the Western Pacific increased significantly with the formation of Jangmi, Mekkhala, a tropical depression that didn't affect land, and Higos in the South China Sea. As the season was reaching January, it already has seen four tropical cyclones throughout the second half of 2019. In Iran, the cyclone caused 28 deaths and $216 million in damage (2007 USD). [citation needed]. The season as a whole, however, was below average. Once it made landfall in Central America, it caused more than 180 fatalities. Not too long after that, Tino formed and affected eastern Fiji and the surrounding area before dissipating. Chapala was the third named storm of the 2015 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.It developed as a depression on 28 October off western India, and strengthened a day later into a cyclonic storm. The average typhoon season lasts year-round, with the majority of the storms forming between May and October. Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the northern … The final typhoon of the season was Typhoon Vamco, which was another serious Philippine typhoon. September was the most active month of the year, with 19 tropical cyclones developing and of which 17 were named. The season's first cyclone developed on May 16, and activity was unprecedented after Arthur formed, with an additional off-season storm forming having been named Tropical Storm Bertha. Near the end of the month, the record third South Atlantic tropical cyclone of the year formed and was given the name Oquira. Afterwards, October featured little relief with 3 hurricanes and 4 named storms forming all and all. Each individual storm generated very low ACE counts throughout the season, ending at a total of just 73 units. During most of the year, sea surface temperatures were moderately below normal near the equator, and were highest around 160° E from August to October. Off India, a suspect area could evolve into a tropical storm in the coming days. [14] Over the next few days, the system moved westwards towards Vanuatu and developed into a tropical depression, before it started to interact with Tropical Disturbance 02F that had developed near Vanuatu. ( cyclocane is a CYCLOne and hurriCANE tracker by hayley) English español français. In the North Indian Ocean was a relatively average season which featured 5 named storms but became the costliest season in recorded history due to the onslaught of Cyclone Amphan in early May. Krovanh was responsible for at least $2.28 million USD in damage and eight dead in the Philippines. On January 24, a depression formed and dissipated the next day without been named. During 2020, tropical cyclones formed within seven different tropical cyclone basins, located within various parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. It was also the fourth most intense South Pacific tropical cyclone after Winston, Zoe, Pam, while Zazu dissipated into an extratropical cyclone. Another one of them has been moving in and out of the Australian region. Gonu war der zweite benamte Sturm der Wirbelsturmsaison in nördlichen Indischen Ozean 2007 und entwickelte sich am 1. During the year, 142 tropical cyclones formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins. These statistics are typical of a La Nina that has been persisting since the beginning of the year. In early April, Harold also entered the basin from the Australian region. Producing wind gusts to 230 km/h (140 mph), the storm was the strongest cyclone on record to hit the Arabian Peninsula until Cyclone Gonu hit in 2007. The first storm, in the Bay of Bengal, formed on May 16 from a low pressure area. Nivar was in late November and affected East India. It exited the basin on November 30 and entered the South West Indian Ocean where it intensified into a severe tropical storm and it was named Bongoyo. June was slightly inactive with just six tropical cyclones forming and five of them being named. In June, Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga became the first storm in the new thirteen-list naming system. Two more storms formed in the Bay of Bengal - Nivar and Burevi, both impacting south India. 2019–20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season summary map, 2020–21 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season summary map, 2019–20 Australian region cyclone season summary map, 2020–21 Australian region cyclone season summary map, 2019–20 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season summary map, 2020–21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season summary map, Global atmospheric and hydrological conditions. It also features an average Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) count of approximately 294, as the basin is typically the most active of the year, every year. Overall, there were 22 named storms in the basin in 2020, which was slightly below the norm of 27. UAE could feel the after-effects of tropical storm in Arabian Sea, with high humidity expected. An average Pacific typhoon season features 26 tropical storms, 16 typhoons, and 9 super typhoons (unofficial category). Cyclone Zazu also formed alongside Yasa, but had minimal impact on land outside Niue. With the cyclone off the coast of Oman, several low-lying areas were also flooded as sea levels rose, leading to local municipalities deploying cleanup crews. Near the end of the month, Dolly formed in the North Atlantic Ocean and became the third-earliest fourth named storm in the basin on record but dissipated before reaching any land. During December 8, the FMS reported that Tropical Disturbance 01F had developed, while it was located about 145 km (90 mi) to the northeast of Apia in Samoa. The cyclone caused 50 deaths and several damages in Oman, where the cyclone was considered the nation’s worst natural disaster. The WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) at its twenty-seventh Session held in 2000 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman agreed in principle to assign names to the tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. With the month of March being the least active of the year, Intense Tropical Cyclone Herold formed, becoming the first major tropical cyclone, which is Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It became the least active season since the 2016–17 season with only three systems intensified further into severe tropical cyclones, and three systems made landfall within the region at tropical cyclone intensity. It went on to strengthen into a super cyclonic storm, being designated Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan, and make landfall in India three days later, becoming the costliest storm ever recorded in the basin. Yasa went on to significantly impact the country of Fiji after weakening somewhat from peak strength. Partially as a result, most of the storms make landfall in Philippines. Near the end of the month, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias marked the earliest seventh, eighth, and ninth-named storms on record in the Atlantic, beating the record set by Gert, Harvey and Irene all in 2005 respectively. Zyklon Gonu (JTWC-Bezeichnung: 02A, auch als Super Cyclonic Storm Gonu bekannt) war der stärkste bisher bekannte tropische Wirbelsturm im Arabischen Meer und gemeinsam mit einem anderen Zyklon auch der stärkste bekannte Wirbelsturm im nördlichen Indischen Ozean überhaupt. A total of 10 of the 22 storms became typhoons, a moderately lower than normal proportion. An average Atlantic hurricane season features 12 tropical storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes, and features an Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) count of 106. It rapidly weakened and dissipated the next day. Oman + 4 more. Consequently, activity also increased in the Australian basin with Esther and Ferdinand forming, with Ferdinand staying north of the Australian coastline its entire lifetime. The season was slightly below average with most of the tropical cyclones affecting the Korean Peninsula and the Philippines. Overall, there were 31 tropical depressions declared officially or unofficially, of which 22 became named storms; of those, there were 10 typhoons, which is the equivalent of a minimal hurricane, while 2 of the 10 typhoons intensified into super typhoons unofficially by the JTWC. Typhoon Goni in October–November was the strongest and most intense storm of the season and year. It dissipated shortly afterwards. Published on May 30, 2020. For southern Oman five cyclone rainfall values have been reported so far, four for Cyclone O6‐A in 1992 and one for Cyclone Keila in 2011 (Macumber et al., 1995; Strauch et al., 2014). The season concluded with the two lows formed in the area under TCWC Jakarta, which the latter one was named as Mangga which became one of the powerful extratropical cyclone to hit Australia such late in the season. For only the third time ever, and the first in a decade, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is the most active of the year, beating the typhoon season, which had below-average statistics, especially in the count of super typhoons. Weather Alert – Cyclone Hikaa U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman September 24, 2019 Based on information from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), U.S. Embassy Muscat advises U.S. citizens that cyclone Hikaa is approximately 200 kms away from Masirah Island. The Southern Hemisphere had relatively average activity throughout much of the year– with the exception of the Australian region which remained below average because of positive IOD [1]– the other South-West Indian Ocean and South Pacific basins featured above average seasons. Esther didn't strengthen much, but Ferdinand went on to become a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone, equivalent to a Category 2 Atlantic Hurricane. 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