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19 May 2018 description
report Government of India

REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE-TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY BULLETIN

19 May 2018 description
report Government of India

The cyclonic storm “SAGAR” over Gulf of Aden moved further west-southwestwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of 19 th May 2018 over Gulf of Aden near latitude 11.1 0N and longitude 44.8 0E; about 170 km south-southeast of Aden (Yemen) and 1000 km west-southwest of Socotra Islands. It is very likely to continue to move west-southwestwards and weaken gradually and cross Somalia coast near longitude 440E during afternoon of today, the 19th May 2018 as a cyclonic storm with wind speed 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph.

Warnings:

18 May 2018 description
report Government of India

The cyclonic storm “SAGAR” over Gulf of Aden moved further west-southwestwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centered at 2030 hrs IST of 18 th May 2018 over Gulf of Aden near latitude 11.4 0N and longitude 45.3 0E; about 170 km south-southeast of Aden (Yemen) and 970 km west-southwest of Socotra Islands. It is very likely to continue to move west-southwestwards and weaken gradually from 19th morning and cross Somalia coast near longitude 440E during afternoon of 19th May 2018 as a cyclonic storm with wind speed 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph.

Warnings:

17 May 2018 description
report Government of India

REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE-TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY BULLETIN

THE CYCLONIC STORM “SAGAR” OVER GULF OF ADEN MOVED FURTHER WESTWARDS WITH A SPEED OF 5 KMPH DURING PAST 6 HOURS, AND LAY CENTERED AT 1200 UTC OF TODAY, THE 17TH MAY 2018 OVER GULF OF ADEN NEAR LATITUDE 13.0ºN AND LONGITUDE 48.1º E; ABOUT 330 KM EAST-NORTHEAST OF ADEN (41480) AND 620 KM WEST-NORTHWEST OF SOCOTRA ISLANDS (41494). IT IS VERY LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER SLIGHTLY DURING NEXT 12 HRS.

IT IS VERY LIKELY TO MOVE WEST-SOUTHWESTWARDS.

17 May 2018 description
report Government of India

A depression formed over Gulf of Aden in the evening of yesterday, the 16th May 2018. Moving west-northwestwards it intensified into a deep depression in the early morning and further into a cyclonic storm “Sagar” at 0830 hours IST of today the 17th May 2018 over Gulf of Aden near latitude 13.20N and longitude 48.70E; about 400 km east-northeast of Aden (Yemen) and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. It is very likely to intensify slightly further during next 12 hrs.

14 May 2018 description
report Government of India

NEW DELHI, FRIDAY: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today (May 11, 2018) conducted a meeting with 17 heat wave-prone States to review their preparedness and mitigation measures. In view of the recent incidents of thunderstorm and lightning, preparedness measures relating to these hazards were also assessed.

11 May 2018 description
report Government of India

Highlights of the past week

Temperature Scenario:

  • Heat wave conditions were observed at one or two pockets over Vidarbha on three days during the week.

  • Maximum temperature above 44°C was reported at many places over Vidarbha on many days and over West Rajasthan on a day during the week; Maximum Temperature above 44°C was reported at one or two places over West Madhya Pradesh and over Madhya Maharashtra on one day each during the week.

07 May 2018 description
report Government of India

The meteorological department has warned of thunderstorm accompanied with squall at isolated places in Haryana between May 7 and 8, following which the state government decided that all government and private schools will remain closed on these two days.

State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Sunday said the decision to keep schools closed on May 7 and 8 has been taken in view of the MeT Depatment's warning.

05 May 2018 description
report Government of India

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to dust storm in various states of Northern India on 2nd May 2018.

The Prime Minister has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those seriously injured due to storm.

04 May 2018 description
report Government of India

The two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded here today setting the stage for creation of a national-level disaster database.

04 May 2018 description
report Government of India

Meteorological conditions:

  • A Western Disturbance lay as a trough in middle & upper level westerlies running along long. 68.0 E and north of lat. 32. N.

  • A cyclonic circulation lay over Haryana and neighbourhood in lower levels.

  • Strong easterlies were prevailing in the lower levels over the northern parts of the country including western Himalayan region.

02 May 2018 description
report Government of India

NEW DELHI, TUESDAY: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is conducting a two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database on May 2-3, 2018. The workshop is being held in collaboration with United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

27 Apr 2018 description
report Government of India

Simulates disaster scenarios to assess preparedness

NEW DELHI,THURSDAY: A multi-State mock exercise on earthquake was conducted by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in three North Eastern States - Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram - today (April 26, 2018) for assessing the preparedness and response mechanism of the State Governments in a disaster situation. The exercise was conducted in collaboration with the respective State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs).

20 Apr 2018 description

South Asian Climate Outlook Forum predicts normal monsoon

Normal rainfall is most likely during the 2018 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of South Asia. However, above normal rainfall is likely over some areas in east central India and southeastern parts of the region. Below-normal rainfall is likely over some areas of southern, northwestern and northeastern parts of South Asia.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Government of India

Summary of the Forecast for the 2018 southwest monsoon Rainfall

a) Quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal rainfall is likely to be 97% of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model error of ± 5%. The LPA of the season rainfall over the country as a whole for the period 1951-2000 is 89 cm.

b) Forecast also suggests maximum probability for normal monsoon rainfall (96-104% of LPA) and low probability for deficient rainfall during the season.

16 Apr 2018 description
report Government of India

Chapter 1 Overview

1.1. About the Institute

The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) constituted on 31.10.20061 under The Disaster Management Act 2005 has been entrusted with the responsibility for planning and promoting training and research in the area of disaster management, documentation and development of national level information base relating to disaster management policies, prevention mechanisms and mitigation measures2.

16 Mar 2018 description
report Government of India

Yesterday’s depression over southeast Arabian Sea moved northwestwards, weakened into well marked low pressure area and lay over Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea at 0530 hrs IST of 15th March. It is likely to move north-northwestwards and weaken further over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea during next 24 hours.

15 Mar 2018 description
report Government of India

Yesterday’s depression over southeast Arabian Sea (AS) and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean moved north-northwestwards during past 24 hours and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 14th March 2018 over southeast AS near latitude 7.50 N and longitude 74.00 E, about 130 km southeast of Minicoy, 340 km west- southwest of Thiruvanathapuram and 380 km north-northeast of Male (Maldives). It is likely to move northwestwards and maintain the intensity of depression during next 24 hrs. There is low probability for further intensification of the system into deep depression.