In the Western Pacific, Etau and Vamco developed, Vamco later becoming a Category 4 typhoon and both further contributing to the devastating flooding in Vietnam and in the Philippines, dealing an outstanding $1.06 billion USD worth of damage. In what comes as a relief to Gujarat, the Cyclone Vayu has now diverted its route towards Oman. 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. After having 2 storms in the pre monsoon season, the post monsoon also started with a bang . The curtains will get drawn shortly for both Northeast Monsoon and Post Monsoon season on 31st December 2020. Cyclone Nisarga to hit coasts of Gujarat, Maharashtra today ... Thiruvanathapuram under strict lockdown till July 28 ... India on June 02, 2020. At the same time, Claudia, another tropical cyclone, formed. The season began very late with the first storm, Vongfong, developing on May 10, southeast of the Philippines. Burevi formed on November 30, scraped Sri Lanka, and dissipated just off the coast of India. 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. The season concluded on November 19 with the dissipation of Tropical Storm Polo, which briefly existed for around 2 days prior. 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. Although not directly making landfall, Hurricane Genevieve passed very close to Baja California Sur and caused minor damage. 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. It dissipated shortly afterwards. Not too long after that, Tino formed and affected eastern Fiji and the surrounding area before dissipating. Despite that, Gretel and Herold formed, with the latter becoming the first major tropical cyclone of 2020. A low-pressure area developing over the Arabian sea will intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours and will reach parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts on June 3… In the Eastern Pacific two tropical storms, Odalys and Polo, formed but intensified little. Arthur also developed in the month, giving the North Atlantic season six consecutive seasons with pre-season activity. The first storm may hit the coastal areas between June 1 and 3, while the second cyclone named Nisarga can hit Kutch, hitting Dwarka, Okha and Morbi in Gujarat between June 4-5. An average Pacific hurricane season features 15 tropical storms, 9 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes, and features an Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) count of 132. It rapidly intensified into a Category 5 Severe tropical cyclone as it impacted Vanuatu.The season ended on April 10. The storm made landfall near Alibag (Konkan - Maharashtra) with a peak wind speed of 110kmh. 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. 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). Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers. 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. 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. Kyarr and Maha 2019 (Vayu and Hikka) 5 The wind speeds for this tropical cyclone/basin are based on the Saffir Simpson Scale which uses 1-minute sustained winds. 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. It was also the fourth most intense South Pacific tropical cyclone after Winston, Zoe, Pam, while Zazu dissipated into an extratropical cyclone. Additionally, the Western Pacific typhoon season produced 5 storms, three of which became tropical storms: Noul, Dolphin, and Kujira. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the response to tropical cyclones during the year. Alicia strengthened into a tropical cyclone on November 15, rapidly weakened due to the vertical wind shear and cool waters, and dissipated on November 17. With only four tropical cyclones forming in March, the month was the least active of 2020. Gujarat relief commissioner Harshad Patel said, “The situation in Gujarat is under control. 07F & 08F dissipated before becoming tropical depressions but the other 2 strengthened into tropical cyclones Vicky and Wasi. Both system caused strong winds and heavy downpour. On November 24, Tropical Low 01U formed off the coast of Sumatra which started the 2020–21 season. 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). 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. During 2020, tropical cyclones formed within seven different tropical cyclone basins, located within various parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. CYCLONE MAHA is likely to make landfall on the Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Diu, according to the India Meteorological Department. During the year, 142 tropical cyclones formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins. The most active basin of the year was the North Atlantic documenting a record 30 named storms, the most named storms ever recorded in a season.  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. In July, five individual storms (most notably Hurricane Isaias, which spawned a damaging tornado outbreak in the United States) formed and tied the record with 2005 as the most active July on record. 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. The vice president of Skymet Mahesh Palawat says, “There is no depression in … June was slightly inactive with just six tropical cyclones forming and five of them being named. The 2019–20 season was slightly above average, with eight tropical depressions, seven tropical storms, and three intense tropical cyclones in 2020. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Weather Service. Therefore conditions do not favor for cyclogenesis in the Indian Seas to have any storm threating our coastline. Delta and Zeta impacted the Yucátan Peninsula before making landfall in Louisiana. Oquira caused little damage to any landmasses.  As a result of the use of schools as quarantine facilities for COVID-19, some schools could not be used as evacuation shelters. Eta rapidly intensified to a high-end Category 4 Hurricane, becoming the second strongest of the season and the third strongest hurricane in November ever recorded. 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. The Gujarat government undertook a massive evacuation drive on Wednesday, 12 June, across 10 … Nivar was in late November and affected East India. The season was very destructive, causing an estimated $46.906 billion (2020 USD) in damage and more than four hundred fatalities. The season as a whole, however, was below average. In early February, another low originally in the Australian region crossed the 160th meridian east and emerged in the South Pacific. While year 2020 was record active season for the Atlantic Ocean with 30 storms including 7 hurricane, the West Pacific otherwise known as the most active basin was a little dormant recording only 23 named storms including 10 typhoon and 2 super typhoon. It made landfall on July 26. It later dissipated inland. Hurricane Douglas caused minor damage to the Hawaiian Islands as it passed north as a Category 1, and Hurricane Genevieve nearly became the strongest landfalling system of the season, but failed to do so as it passed southwest of the Baja California Peninsula. 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. As the month began, both Calvinia and Sarai were weakening and gradually dissipated over the next few days. "Cyclonic Storm NISARGA over Arabian Sea. 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. The South-West Indian Ocean also featured one storm, Chalane, which brought minimal damage to Madagascar and impacted Mozambique. 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. November was moderately active with twelve tropical cyclones forming, of which eleven were named. 2020 had a slightly above average amount of tropical cyclones forming in the year. On January 1, 06 intensified into Tropical Storm Danilo. 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. In the Mediterranean Sea, a powerful system unofficially named Ianos by Greece formed and affected Sicily and Greece, with winds peaking at 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum pressure of 995 mb (29.38 inHg). In the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, COVID-19, travel and social distancing restrictions associated with the pandemic were lifted for those seeking safe houses and evacuation shelters during Cyclone Harold. Surprisingly there was no cyclone over West Pacific in July 2020, the first such occurrence since reliable records began. Krovanh was responsible for at least $2.28 million USD in damage and eight dead in the Philippines. Rita would then peak as a Category 3 on the Australian scale. Five cyclones formed over the north Indian Ocean — Amphan (super cyclonic storm), Nivar and Gati (very severe cyclonic storms), Nisarga (severe cyclonic storm), and Burevi (cyclonic storm) — in 2020. In May 2020, the naming of Cyclone Amphan exhausted the original list of names established in 2004. The Eastern Pacific was very quiet, only featuring Norbert while the Western Pacific was active featuring numerous tropical systems which also led to severe floods in Vietnam, including Saudel, Molave, and Goni. Throughout 2020, 137 tropical cyclones have formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins. Coastal areas of Gujarat are put on high alert over the Cyclonic storm predictions. The catastrophic season ended on November 18, after Hurricane Iota dissipated. 5th and last named storm of this season Burevi persisted for nearly one week between 30th November and 05th December. On January 24, a depression formed and dissipated the next day without been named. In the eastern Pacific, a tropical cyclone outbreak resulted in the formation of Elida, Fausto, Genevieve, Hernan, and Iselle. August was the second most active month of the year, seeing 18 tropical cyclones forming and 15 named storms. 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