[15], During May 31, an area of low pressure developed over the south-eastern Arabian Sea and remained as a well marked low pressure area over the same region until the evening. Storms Josephine, Kyle, Laura, and Marco became the earliest 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th named storms on record in the Atlantic and forming on August 13, 14, 21, and 22, respectively. 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. It also featured Tropical Depression One-E in the Eastern Pacific, becoming its earliest forming tropical cyclone in the basin proper, and the first storm in the Northern Hemisphere in 2020. [10] When Cyclone Amphan was approaching India in May, shelter capacity in West Bengal was reduced from 500,000 people to 200,000 people due to social distancing restrictions. [24][25] The low pressure area intensified into Depression ARB 03 on the early hours of October 17. [5] The hospital in Sadah was evacuated as the depression intensified. An average to slightly-above-average number of tropical cyclones are expected for the 2020–21 Australian tropical cyclone season (November–April). 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. It mentions all of the season's storms and their names, duration, peak intensities (according to the IMD storm scale), damage, and death totals. It rapidly weakened once inland, and dissipated on the next day. [7][8][9] As a result of the use of schools as quarantine facilities for COVID-19, some schools could not be used as evacuation shelters. After Nisarga dissipated, there was no activity between June 4 and October 11 - one of the longest gaps in inactivity on record. A total of 10 of the 22 storms became typhoons, a moderately lower than normal proportion. Category 4 Hurricane Douglas then became one of the latest first hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific and would become the first major hurricane of the East Pacific hurricane season, which would also be the strongest storm of the month. It gave nearly 400 mm of extremely heavy rain at Kavaratti, Lakshadweep. According to the JTWC, it explosively intensified from a Category 1-equivalent cyclone to a Category 4-equivalent cyclone in just 6 hours. The deadly storm slammed ashore near the border of eastern India and Bangladesh, delivering substantial storm surge to coastal areas. 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. The final typhoon of the season was Typhoon Vamco, which was another serious Philippine typhoon. Two more storms formed in the Bay of Bengal - Nivar and Burevi, both impacting south India. It made landfall on Sri Lanka as a weak cyclonic storm before it degenerated to an area of low pressure. It further intensified into a deep depression on October 12, remaining practically stationary over the same region. It continued to move westwards, making landfall near Saigon and further weakened into a low pressure cell while crossing the Indochina Peninsula and re-emerged in the Andaman Sea on October 9. Tonga's Tropical Cyclone Season for 2020-21 has officially started in November and runs through until April 2021. Funaki says people should prepare for above-normal rainfall during the 2020/2021 cyclone season. The season featured a total of 31 (sub)tropical cyclones, all but one of which became a named storm . 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. [4] By 09:00 UTC on May 17, Amphan had intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. Department of Fire and Emergency Services commissioner Darren Klemm (left), with Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan and WA … 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. It further intensified into depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha Coast. The deadliest storm of the year was Eta which caused 211 fatalities and another 120 to be missing in Central America and the U.S, while the costliest storm of the year was Laura, with a damage cost around $16.1 billion in the Greater Antilles, The Bahamas, and the Gulf Coast of the United States. The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) in Oman advised residents to exercise caution and not to venture to low-lying areas or sea. The strongest storm of the year so far was Yasa, peaking with a pressure of 899 hPa (26.55 inHg) and with 10-minute sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph). The South Pacific also so far has featured three cyclones, one of which was Cyclone Yasa which became the strongest storm of the year and the fourth strongest South Pacific tropical cyclone on record as a Category 5-equivalent cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale. ... 2019 | 2020. 2020 Cyclone Season in the Northern Indian Ocean Cyclones tend to form between April and December, fueled by changing seasons (in the west) and the monsoon (in the east). [50] The JTWC then issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on the system, that same day. The month of January was moderately active in terms of named storms and systems formed, but minimally active in terms of intensity in the Southern Hemisphere, however, no tropical cyclones developed within the Northern Hemisphere. 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. Later in the month, Mangga formed as an off-season tropical storm in the Australian region. The season has produced three depressions, three storms, two cyclone and one intense cyclone so far. Within 12 hours, the storm had developed an eye and started to rapidly intensify, becoming an extremely severe cyclonic storm. September was the most active month of the year, with 19 tropical cyclones developing and of which 17 were named. In addition, it was the fifth consecutive above average Atlantic hurricane season from 2016 onward. Also not officially included is Medicane Ianos, which developed in the Mediterranean Sea and is included for record-keeping purposes only. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the seventh costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record. In the Eastern Pacific two tropical storms, Odalys and Polo, formed but intensified little. [5][6] When Typhoon Vongfong struck the Philippines in May, evacuation shelters were filled to half-capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines, requiring more evacuation centers to house refugees. The IMD also forecasted BOB 02 to reintensify in the Arabian Sea. 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. Yasa went on to significantly impact the country of Fiji after weakening somewhat from peak strength. The system weakened into a well marked low pressure area, 50 km north-northwest of Dhaka on the morning of October 24. September's TCO-AU guidance suggests normal to above normal risk for Australia for the coming tropical cyclone season (November 2020—April 2021). Shortly after Gati, Nivar formed off the coast of Tamil Nadu and also began to quickly intensifiy to a Category 1 equivalent tropical cyclone before striking Karaikal. The season officially runs from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, however a tropical cyclone could form at any time between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 and would count towards the season total. It intensified into a depression on the early hours of November 23, as the JTWC also cited that the disturbance intensified into a tropical storm, designating it as Tropical Cyclone 04B. As the season was reaching January, it already has seen four tropical cyclones throughout the second half of 2019. Another storm designated as Tropical Storm 03M (unofficially named Elaina by an independent organization) formed near Cyprus, bringing heavy rain to Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, before making landfall in Lebanon. TROPICAL CYCLONE POTENTIAL BULLETIN ISSUED BY METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF NEW ZEALAND AT 2240 UTC 15-Dec-2020 CURRENT STATUS OF CYCLONE ACTIVITY Tropical Cyclone YASA (category 5) was located near 14.7S 173.5E, In the eastern Pacific, a tropical cyclone outbreak resulted in the formation of Elida, Fausto, Genevieve, Hernan, and Iselle. In the North Indian Ocean the season resumed activity with Gati forming off the coast of Somalia in the Arabian Sea which explosively intensifying into a Category 3 equivalent tropical cyclone, becoming the strongest tropical cyclone to ever make landfall in Somalia. After it's break, Cyclone Gati formed, leaving 8 confirmed, 30 missing as of today, on Somalia and Yemen, where the cyclone took place. Amphan simultaneously dissipated. The third one intensified into Cyclone Damien. Along with the system another low formed off the coast of Kimberley Region. [36], During the overnight of 21 to 22 November the small cyclone quickly organized,[38] with a well-defined eye developing. This is a table of all storms in the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. [21] Extreme crop loss in north Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana occurred due to the system. 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. 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. [2] However, the sea surface temperatures near the equatorial pacific began to cool well below average, indicating a developing La Niña. The ENSO Blog estimated a 75% chance that La Niña conditions would persist through the end of the year, in part due to a strengthening Walker circulation.[4]. DFES plans for bushfire, cyclone season 2 weeks, 5 days ago; DFES plans for bushfire, cyclone season Bree Swift 1 Dec 2020, 1 p.m. News. Blake would later make landfall in northwestern Australia and soon degenerate afterwards. On November 24, Tropical Low 01U formed off the coast of Sumatra which started the 2020–21 season. Iota was also the most intense hurricane of the season with a minimum central pressure of 917 mbar. 3. Its remnants then affected Malta and Libya. The North Atlantic mainly contributed to most development in the month and continued its record breaking season with the development of Hurricanes Nana, Paulette, Sally, and Teddy, and (Sub)Tropical Storms Omar, Rene, Vicky, Wilfred, Alpha, and Beta. On the same day, the JTWC issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert on the disturbance. Arthur also developed in the month, giving the North Atlantic season six consecutive seasons with pre-season activity. The system's small size enabled it to take advantage of low wind shear and high sea surface temperatures. The cyclone subsequently weakened into a deep depression by June 4. [11] Movement restrictions in El Salvador were temporarily lifted to allow people to purchase supplies ahead of Tropical Storm Amanda.[12]. It rapidly weakened and dissipated the next day. In the North Atlantic the incredibly active season continued with Theta and Iota having developed and breaking the record for the most named storms in an Atlantic hurricane season, surpassing that of 2005. The season as a whole, however, was below average. 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. The season produced thirty-one tropical cyclones, of which thirty developed into named storms; thirteen became hurricanes, and six attained major hurricane status. 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). Also during the month was a rare subtropical storm in the South Atlantic named Mani, although it drifted well away from land. Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers. [35] On 21 November, two scatterometer passes revealed a single, well-defined low with gale-force winds underneath an area of flaring convection. 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. On December 13, 15:00 UTC, 02F intensified into a Category 1 tropical cyclone Yasa according to Australian scale. August was the second most active month of the year, seeing 18 tropical cyclones forming and 15 named storms. Cyclone Zazu also formed alongside Yasa, but had minimal impact on land outside Niue. It's remnants formed ARB 03. NWS Pago Pago. 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