The catastrophic season ended on November 18, after Hurricane Iota dissipated. In October, Typhoon Chan-hom was the longest-lived storm of the season, Typhoon Saudel was another contributing storm to the Vietnam flood event, Tropical Storm Linfa became the deadliest storm of the season and year, and Typhoon Molave caused catastrophic damage to the Philippines. Oman + 4 more. “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. The season as a whole, however, was below average. May 30, 2020: 05 UTC. The 2019–20 season was slightly above average with eight tropical cyclones and four severe tropical cyclones forming during the season. One of them dissipated later. The season produced thirty-one tropical cyclones, of which thirty developed into named storms; thirteen became hurricanes, and six attained major hurricane status. Nivar was in late November and affected East India. Following the same day, 03F intensified into Category 1 tropical cyclone Zazu, strengthening to Category 2. The "strength" of a tropical cyclone is measured by the minimum barometric pressure, not wind speed. Hurricane Hanna and Isaias together would become the first and second hurricanes of the Atlantic hurricane season, with Isaias in particular spawning a damaging tornado outbreak in the Eastern United States. Typhoon Goni in October–November was the strongest and most intense storm of the season and year.  However, the sea surface temperatures near the equatorial pacific began to cool well below average, indicating a developing La Niña. A total of ten storms developed, with six of these systems were named and had gale-force winds, while two of these named storms developed hurricane-force winds and were classified as severe tropical cyclones. As 2020 began, sea surface temperatures were above normal in the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, which had the potential to develop into El Niño conditions. High winds and heavy rainsnote-0 are expected to hit Oman, but the UAE could experience high humidity and more fog as a result, the National Centre of Meteorology said. 7 Apr 2020 Originally published 7 Apr 2020. 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. Tropical depressions develop when the surface temperature of the sea is high, warming the air above it. “From experience, we know cyclones can change track,” Mr Alebri said. In the Australian region, one low formed which started the 2020–21 Australian region cyclone season which crossed the South-West Indian Ocean basin and intensified into a cyclone which was later named Bongoyo. In June, Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga became the first storm in the new thirteen-list naming system. The month of August also included Hurricanes Laura and Marco, which both impacted the United States and the former becoming the costliest of the year. Later in the month, activity increased in the South Pacific with Vicky and Wasi forming, bringing heavy rain to the Samoan Islands. 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. The strongest storm of the year was Yasa, peaking with a pressure of 899 hPa (26.55 inHg) and with 10-minute sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph). Royal decree regarding Class A license issued Times of Oman 13:58 5-Jan-21. These rains mainly concern the Sultanate of Oman and Yemen. The 2019–20 Australian region cyclone season was a below average tropical cyclone season for the waters surrounding Australia between longitudes 90°E and 160°E. In early February, another low originally in the Australian region crossed the 160th meridian east and emerged in the South Pacific. After that, on December 6 another low formed off the coast of Java, which also intensified into a tropical storm status according to JTWC. 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. Yasa caused catastrophic damge and four deaths in Fiji. Coastal regions of the Arabian Peninsula are affected by torrential rain associated with a tropical depression. They believed that there was a 60% chance that the environment would remain in neutral conditions related to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO); this was based on the expectation that the above normal water temperatures would return to normal. 3 Only systems that formed either before or on December 31, 2020 are counted in the seasonal totals.4 The wind speeds for this tropical cyclone/basin are based on the IMD Scale which uses 3-minute sustained winds. Amphan became the strongest of the month, and also became one of the strongest cyclones in the North Indian Ocean on record as well as the costliest storm in the basin on record. The month of May was marginally active with eight tropical cyclones developing and six of those being named. 07F & 08F dissipated before becoming tropical depressions but the other 2 strengthened into tropical cyclones Vicky and Wasi. Yasa is currently intensifying and is now a Category 5 according to Australian scale. In the Eastern Pacific two tropical storms, Odalys and Polo, formed but intensified little. On January 9, a group of climate scientists writing for ENSO Blog published their forecast for atmospheric conditions. Gonu dropped heavy rainfall near the eastern coastline, reaching up to 610 mm, which caused flooding and heavy damage. The Eastern Pacific similarly was below average with 17 named storms forming and merely 4 hurricanes. It was designated 06F by the Fiji Meteorological Service. Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers. At the beginning of the month, the active Tropical Low 01U later became Severe Tropical Storm Bongoyo although the precursor of the storm formed in November and is thus is counted as part of that month. Iota was also the strongest storm in terms of wind speed, peaking with a strength of 160 mph or as a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson scale. Tropical Cyclone Gati: Strongest Tropical Cyclone Landfalls in Somalia. Uesi also impacted the east coast of Australia and New Caledonia, killing one person. In the Australian region, two tropical lows formed in and both impacted the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, one reaching near Category 1 tropical cyclone strength according to Australian scale. However, they began to warm up significantly that Spring, with the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Main Development Region all having well above-average sea surface temperatures. During Cyclone O6‐A, a sample was taken on the first day of the event and three samples 4 days later. The storm is not yet classified, so meteorologists are unsure how damaging it could become if it makes landfall. Burevi formed on November 30, scraped Sri Lanka, and dissipated just off the coast of India. Access hourly, 10 day and 15 day forecasts along with up to the minute reports and videos from AccuWeather.com Each individual storm generated very low ACE counts throughout the season, ending at a total of just 73 units. 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. The cyclone, which has developed from a … ZONE OF DISTURBED WEATHER DANILO - Current Wind Speed: 25 knots - max predicted speed: 40 knots at 2021-01-11T12:00:00.000Z View Satellite and Storm Details → Tropical Disturbances. August was the second most active month of the year, seeing 18 tropical cyclones forming and 15 named storms. In mid-February four disturbances formed, 07F, 08F, 09F and 10F. The average typhoon season lasts year-round, with the majority of the storms forming between May and October. The last depression dissipated in early December. Trade winds were enhanced in the central and tropical Pacific Ocean, and water temperatures remained above normal. In July, almost no storms formed, marking the quietest July in over 130 years. Most meteorological organizations rate the intensity of a storm by this figure, so the lower the minimum pressure of the storm, the more intense or "stronger" it is considered to be. Storms are graded in terms of their strength up to level five, which is the most destructive cyclone level and the most dangerous. Subtropical Storm Alpha, the first Greek-named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, made an extremely rare landfall in Portugal, as well as breaking several other records such as the easternmost forming tropical cyclone on record in the basin. A category one tropical cyclone can cause damage to crops and trees, with gale force winds and typical gusts over exposed areas up to 125kph. Nuri formed on the eastern coast of the Philippines, becoming the second storm of the typhoon season in the West Pacific but quickly weakened before landfall. 1977 Oman cyclone was the deadliest tropical cyclone on record to strike Oman. 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. Cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4: India Meteorological Department 01 Dec, 2020, 07.03 PM IST. Also not officially included is Medicane Ianos, which developed in the Mediterranean Sea and is included for record-keeping purposes only. Consequently, activity also increased in the Australian basin with Esther and Ferdinand forming, with Ferdinand staying north of the Australian coastline its entire lifetime. Oman declares 3-day holiday for cyclone recovery effort Oman's arid southern Dhofar region flooded Debris and sea foam litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The inactivity can be blamed for a La Niña pattern which formed during the summer of the year. As wind speeds increase over the body of water, mass warming causes the air to expand and travel upward and outward, creating a column of wind with speeds of up to 62kph. 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. 5 The wind speeds for this tropical cyclone/basin are based on the Saffir Simpson Scale which uses 1-minute sustained winds. 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. In the West Pacific, the third tropical depression of the formed on July 11 and at the end of the month featured Typhoon Hagupit, the second typhoon of the season, and Tropical Storm Sinlaku. After Nisarga dissipated, there was no activity between June 4 and October 11 - one of the longest gaps in inactivity on record. Two additional low formed, one formed but exited the basin on December 20 and another Zone of Disturbed Weather formed near Diego Garcia, which strengthened to Severe Tropical Storm Chalane, which made landfall on Madagascar and Mozambique, the first tropical cyclone for this season to make landfall. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Weather Service. Blake subsequently became the first named storm of the year and made two landfalls in the Kimberley Region, bringing heavy rainfall throughout the region. It strengthened into severe tropical cyclone Uesi and affected New Caledonia and New Zealand. Storm watch begins as cyclone heads towards Oman UAE could feel the after-effects of tropical storm in Arabian Sea, with high humidity expected A screen grab of projections from Windy.com of a tropical depression developing in the Arabian Sea.  In September, NOAA confirmed that the environment shifted to a La Niña pattern, based on lower than normal water temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator. The month of July was active, with 14 tropical cyclones forming and 9 being named. Muscat: The total number of nature reserves in the Sultanate has exceeded 15 in the year 2020, the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI),... 6 hours ago. The South Atlantic Ocean had a record breaking three named systems in 2020; Subtropical Storm Kurumí in late January, Subtropical Storm Mani in late October, and Subtropical Storm Oquira in late December. It is very likely to move west-southwestwards and cross the Oman coast close to Duqm on Tuesday night “as a severe cyclonic storm” with a wind speed … With only four tropical cyclones forming in March, the month was the least active of 2020. It was also the earliest Category 5 South Pacific cyclone on record, as well as the second Category 5 severe tropical cyclone in the South Pacific after Harold this year. Furthermore, Bertha formed in the Atlantic and marked the first time since 2016 that two pre-season storms have formed in the Atlantic, as well as the first time since 2012 that two tropical depressions or storms formed in the month of May. Gonu war der zweite benamte Sturm der Wirbelsturmsaison in nördlichen Indischen Ozean 2007 und entwickelte sich am 1. Of these, 105, including three subtropical cyclones in the South Atlantic Ocean and three tropical-like cyclones in the Mediterranean Sea, were named by various weather agencies when they attained maximum sustained winds of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). It made landfall in Andhra Pradesh and caused extensive damage. Partially as a result, most of the storms make landfall in Philippines. November was moderately active with twelve tropical cyclones forming, of which eleven were named. Throughout 2020, 137 tropical cyclones have formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins. “Once we are more aware of its formation, within 48 hours, we will have more of an idea of how strong it will be and exactly if it will make landfall. Cristobal formed from the remnants of Amanda in May and affected Mexico and the United States, becoming the earliest third named storm in the North Atlantic Ocean on record. Vongfong (Ambo) became the first storm of the Pacific typhoon season, marking the latest start to the basin since 2016 and dealing significant damage in the Philippines. 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. 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. In particular, Goni became tied with Meranti and Haiyan as the most intense typhoon recorded in the Eastern Hemisphere on record, and the most intense cyclone recorded to make landfall in history, with sustained one-minute winds of 315 km/h (195 mph) causing historical levels of damage in the Philippines. On January 1, 06 intensified into Tropical Storm Danilo. Cyclone Zazu also formed alongside Yasa, but had minimal impact on land outside Niue. 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. This marked the third season in a row with a pre-season tropical cyclone. The first storm, in the Bay of Bengal, formed on May 16 from a low pressure area. It rapidly intensified into a Category 5 Severe tropical cyclone as it impacted Vanuatu.The season ended on April 10. 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.  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. Chapala then rapidly intensified amid favorable … Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Amanda was the costliest storm of the season after its El Salvador landfall. It was later joined by Fay on July 9, which became the earliest-forming sixth named storm in the basin and proceeding to make an unusual landfall in New Jersey, surpassing the previous July 21 record set by Franklin (2005). It was also the fourth most intense South Pacific tropical cyclone after Winston, Zoe, Pam, while Zazu dissipated into an extratropical cyclone. At the same time, Claudia, another tropical cyclone, formed. Forecasters say it is too early to determine the impact of a huge cyclone developing in the Arabian Sea but that it is expected to hit Oman in the coming days. Once it made landfall in Central America, it caused more than 180 fatalities. The exception was the number of tropical storms, featuring 17, which was slightly above average for the basin. Since 1945, the region has experienced 67 similar cyclones note-1in the Arabian Sea, most note-2in October and November. September was the most active month of the year, with 19 tropical cyclones developing and of which 17 were named. 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. Following after Higos, a series of typhoons named Bavi, Maysak, and Haishen formed, all impacting South Korea and Haishen becoming the strongest of the month as a near-Category 5 equivalent typhoon. On November 14, another tropical disturbance formed off the coast of Madagascar; however, on November 16 the system failed to organise due to unfavourable vertical wind shear according to JTWC. Of these, 102, including two subtropical cyclones in the South Atlantic Ocean and three tropical-like cyclone in the Mediterranean Sea, have been named by various weather agencies when they attained maximum sustained winds of 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). The strongest storm in the basin this year was Hurricane Marie, which reached low-end Category 4 strength on the Saffir–Simpson scale and it did not impact land. International Hurricane / Cyclone / Typhoon Tracking Map. Two more depressions formed in October, and none were named - one of only a few occurrences on record. ( cyclocane is a CYCLOne and hurriCANE tracker by hayley) English español français. Amphan simultaneously dissipated. It dissipated shortly afterwards. The month concluded with two other systems in the basin: Danilo and Tropical Depression 05. Its remnants then affected Malta and Libya. . The season began very late with the first storm, Vongfong, developing on May 10, southeast of the Philippines. The strongest winds were actually from, All damage totals are valued as of 2002 and in, Learn how and when to remove this template message, 2019–20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, 2020–21 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, devastating floods and mudslides in Southeast region of Brazil, flash flooding in Telengana and Maharashtra, 2020–21 South–West Indian Ocean cyclone season, 2020 South Atlantic tropical cyclone season, 2020 Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone season, "Indian Ocean Dipole: What is it and why is it linked to floods and bushfires? “Until now, all the numerical weather predictions are not giving us an exact reading, so this storm has not yet been classified. [nb 2] Typhoons Bavi, Maysak, and Haishen were a series of three major typhoons to strike the Korean Peninsula in just a two-week span in August and September. In the North Indian Ocean, BOB 02, ARB 03 and BOB 03 formed which caused the delay of the withdrawal of southwest monsoon season and flash flooding in Telengana and Maharashtra. These statistics are typical of a La Nina that has been persisting since the beginning of the year. Hurricane Sally brought devastating impacts to parts of the Southeastern United States while Hurricane Paulette made landfall in Bermuda as a Category 1 hurricane. 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. The cyclone caused 50 deaths and about $4.2 billion in damage (2007 USD) in Oman, where the cyclone was considered the nation's worst natural disaster. Gonu dropped heavy rainfall near the eastern coastline, reaching up to 610 mm (24 inches), which caused flooding and heavy damage. On January 24, a depression formed and dissipated the next day without been named. This is only the fourth time ever that the typhoon season wasn't the most active season; three times (2005, 2010 and 2020) it was the Atlantic hurricane season, the fourth (and only time the most active season wasn't in the Northern Hemisphere) being the 1973 Australian cyclone season. The same Zone of Disturbed Weather which exited on December 20, again re-entered on December 28, following with another Zone of Disturbed Weather, designated 06. It rapidly weakened and dissipated the next day. Get the Oman weather forecast. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Chapala was a powerful tropical cyclone that caused moderate damage in Somalia and Yemen during November 2015. After fifteen years, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has surpassed record high activity in terms of named storms. 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. Dubai: A cyclone, initially codenamed 02A, has developed in the Arabian Sea and is seen moving towards the coast of Oman on Tuesday. The West Pacific in fact had a below average season with only 23 named storms forming. Stable Isotope Composition of Cyclone Mekunu Rainfall, Southern Oman Thomas Müller1,2, Jan Friesen3, Stephan M. Weise3, Omar Al Abri4, Ali Bakhit Ali Bait Said5, and Nils Michelsen6 1Department of Hydrogeology, UFZ‐Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany, 2Now at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 3Department of Catchment Hydrology, This is because when systems move between basins, it creates a discrepancy in the actual number of systems and fatalities. Blake would later make landfall in northwestern Australia and soon degenerate afterwards. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the response to tropical cyclones during the year. Irondro later followed on April 1, and concluded with the dissipation of Jeruto on April 16. The month started off with the Atlantic's third Greek-named storm, Gamma, and continued with consistent record-breaking Atlantic activity including 4 additional hurricanes; Delta, Epsilon, Zeta and Eta. Gati later became a Category 3 tropical cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, and made landfall in the Arabian Peninsula. In addition, no storms formed in the Central Pacific ocean this year - the first such occurrence since 2017. Another one of them has been moving in and out of the Australian region. 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. After, Intense Tropical Cyclone Gabekile formed, becoming the first of three intense cyclones of 2020.  Movement restrictions in El Salvador were temporarily lifted to allow people to purchase supplies ahead of Tropical Storm Amanda.. Damien became the first and strongest storm of the month, impacting the Pilbara Region of Western Australia as a Category 2 tropical cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Off India, a suspect area could evolve into a tropical storm in the coming days. Oquira caused little damage to any landmasses. After long deliberations among the member countries, the naming of the tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean commenced from September 2004. The season was slightly above average, with nine tropical cyclones, five cyclonic storms, four severe cyclonic storms, three very severe cyclonic storms, and one super cyclonic storm. 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. 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. Yasa became the most powerful tropical cyclone of 2020 beating Goni with a minimum barometric pressure of 899 mb (26.55 inHg) and maximum wind speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). 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