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May 14, 2021 / 10:08 PM IST

Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Highlights: Cyclone likely to intensify into 'very severe cyclonic' storm with wind speed up to 175 kmph

Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Highlights: First cyclone of 2021, Taukate is expected to hit the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, some places of Goa and south Konkan region.

Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Highlights: A low-pressure area or a cyclonic disturbance has formed over Lakshadweep and the Arabian Sea which will gradually intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16. The cyclonic storm, first of 2021, has been named 'Tauktae' which means 'gecko', a highly vocal lizard, in the Burmese language. The name has been given by Myanmar. The Indian Meteorological Department
(IMD) issued a warning on May 13, alerting heavy rainfall in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat,some places in Goa and south Konkan region.  IMD's warning report informed that the low-pressure area will concentrate into a depression over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep region by May 15 morning and intensify into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.  According to the IMD, strong winds, 40-50 km per hour is likely to hit the coastal regions. Wind speed may intensify to 70 km per hour on May 15 and reach 80 km per hour by May 16. Code red alert, indicating extremely heavy rains, has been announced by the Kerala government in eight districts -Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod. An orange alert, for heavy to very heavy rains has been issued in a few other districts of Kerala- Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kozhikode, and Wayanad. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF)teams are already on standby in the coastal regions of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra. 53 teams are on standby- 24 teams for pre-deployment and 29 teams are ready for the five states.
  • Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Highlights: Cyclone likely to intensify into 'very severe cyclonic' storm with wind speed up to 175 kmph
    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning that a low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16 (Representative image)
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  • May 14, 2021 / 10:07 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Deep Depression over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea about 55 km north-northwest of Amini http://Divi.To intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hrs. To move north-northwestwards and reach near Gujarat coast by 18th May morning.

  • May 14, 2021 / 08:05 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Tauktae likely to intensify into 'very severe cyclonic' storm with wind speed up to 175 kmph: IMD

    The depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" on May 17 and cross the Gujarat coast a day later, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. The weather condition has intensified into a deep depression. It is very likely to further intensify into cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' by Saturday morning. It is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm by Saturday night. From May 16-19, it is very likely to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" with a wind speed of 150-160 kilometres per hour gusting up to 175 kmph, Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said. It is likely to reach Gujarat coast by the morning of May 18. The IMD has alerted the state along the western coast. 

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  • May 14, 2021 / 08:02 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Cyclone Tauktae likely to reach near Guj coast on May 18, says IMD

    The depression formed over Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea would turn into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and reach near the Gujarat coast on the morning of May 18, officials said on Friday. This cyclonic activity would bring rain or thunderstorm in the coastal belt between May 16 and 18, with some of the places in the region receiving heavy to extremely heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday, they said. In view of this prediction, all ports in Gujarat have been asked to hoist a signal to warn fishermen against venturing into the sea. "As of now, there is no prediction whether it will make a landfall on the Gujarat coast, and a clear picture would emerge only by tomorrow," said Manorama Mohanty, assistant director of the Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad. Taking no chances, the Gujarat government has already alerted the collectors of all the coastal districts to take necessary steps for the safety of people.In its latest bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone Tauktae, once it is formed, is likely to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" on May 17 with wind speed of 150 to 160 kmph.

  • May 14, 2021 / 07:06 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Tonight is critical as IMD has issued red & orange alert: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 

    Till May 16th, heavy rainfall, strong winds & rough sea predicted in Kerala due to likely formation of Cyclone. Tonight is critical as IMD has sounded red & orange alert for various dists. If heavy rain continues, flash floods & waterlogging likely in low lying areas: Kerala CM

  • May 14, 2021 / 06:18 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Depression over Lakshadweep area moved north-northeastwards

    Depression over Lakshadweep area moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 19 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified into a deep depression & lay centred at 2:30 pm today over Lakshadweep area & adjoining southeast & east-central Arabian Sea. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and is very likely to intensify further during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach near Gujarat coast by May 18 morning: IMD

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  • May 14, 2021 / 06:17 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Red Alert in Thiruvananthapuram

    Red alert issued in Thiruvananthapuram district for today. Rough sea conditions witnessed. Roads near Shangumugham partially washed away due to coastal erosion. As per IMD's latest update, depression over Lakshadweep area intensified into a deep depression over the Lakshadweep area & adjoining southeast & east-central Arabian Sea.

  • May 14, 2021 / 05:50 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates|  NDRF earmarks 53 teams for five states

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked 53 teams to tackle possible after-effects of cyclone 'Tauktae'. NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet that these teams are being deployed in the coastal regions of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Out of the 53 teams, he said, 24 have been pre-deployed or stationed on the ground while the rest are on stand-by. A single NDRF team comprises about 40 personnel and they are armed with tree and pole cutters, boats, basic medical aid and other relief and rescue equipment.

  • May 14, 2021 / 05:48 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Code Red Alert Issued in 8 districts of Kerala

    Kerala government has issued a code red alert on 8 districts- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod. 

  • May 14, 2021 / 05:46 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae 2021 Updates| Cyclonic storm to intensify on May 16, warns IMD 

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning that a low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16, which may bring heavy rainfall to Mumbai, some places in Goa and south Konkan region and also Gujarat. The cyclonic storm, first of 2021, has been named 'Tauktae' which means 'gecko', a highly vocal lizard, in the Burmese language. The name has been given by Myanmar. Read more here

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