189 people died due to heavy rains and flooding caused by Cyclone Nisha as multiple rainfall records were broken. It was the ninth tropical cyclone of the 2008 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the seventh tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that year.  The IMD then reported that Nisha had weakened into a Depression and then issued their last advisory the next day, reporting that Nisha had weakened into a well-marked area of low pressure.  Later that day the JTWC issued their first advisory on this system designating it as Tropical Cyclone 02B The Depression then made landfall on the Orissa coast later that day. Rashmi brought down electrical and telephone poles and uprooted trees, large areas of acres of crops were also destroyed. At 3,000 homes were flooded. Some reports indicated that the army even obstructed private relief, setting up check-points, confiscating goods, and arresting those trying to help. The system was well organized with good convection present from the previous 48 hours. A map showing the most affected areas was released by ReliefWeb.  Later that morning before the depression made landfall it reached its peak intensity with a central pressure of 988 hPa/mbar. The official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre in this basin is the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the Joint Typhoon Warning Center releases unofficial advisories. 10 cores (US$1.9 million) in agricultural losses. On November 26, the system was upgraded to a cyclonic storm and made landfall in Tamil Nadu the same day. The Yemeni Government declared the two aforementioned governorates as disaster zones. Chennai saw mild rains on Sunday, with Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam recording 25.2 and 20.5 mm of rainfall respectively. Nisha headed northwest towards south Karnataka after making landfall in Tamil Nadu.  Later in the day, the IMD issued its final advisory on the depression as it weakened into a low pressure area.  The track of Deep Depression making inland into Uttar Pradesh after crossing Orissa, Baliguda in Orissa received 430 mm of rainfall in 48 hours between 17 and 18 September. Chennai Cyclone Weather Report Rain News Update ... the 26 th November 2008 near lat.  With approximately 140,000 fatalities taking place in Myanmar, Nargis is regarded as the worst disaster in the country's history and ranks as the fourth-deadliest tropical cyclone on record.  Jaffna recorded the highest rainfall since 1918, of 520.1 mm of rain in one week, with the 26 November total rainfall (389.8 mm) being the highest in nine decades. Later that morning the deep depression intensified into a cyclonic storm and was named Khai Muk and the cyclone watch was raised to a warning for Andhra Pradesh coast with Khai Muk forecast to intensify even further before it made landfall on November 15 in south Andhra Pradesh coast close to the north of Kavali. The 2008 North Indian cyclone season was one of the most disastrous tropical cyclone seasons in modern history, with tropical cyclones leaving more than 140,000 people dead and causing more than US$15 billion in damage, making it the costliest season in the North Indian Ocean, until it was made second in 2020. , On October 24 it made landfall on the south-eastern coast of Yemen, leaving at least 26 civilians and six soldiers dead while trapping hundreds of people due to flooding and torrential rainfalls. Wind speed to reach 70 km/hr: Ramanan Nov 26, 2008. , During 2008, the IMD monitored a total of ten depressions across the North Indian Ocean, significantly below the average of fifteen. It was the ninth tropical cyclone of the 2008 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the seventh tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that year.  So the JTWC issued their last advisory on the depression later that day. Cyclone Tamil Nadu is no big deal. Collectively, there were a total of 30 days of activity in the basin, with no storms existing simultaneously.. Cyclone Nisha (2008), 45 kts On November 24, a low pressure formed over Sri Lanka and started moving into the Bay of Bengal within the next 24 hours.  Later that day as the IMD reported that Nisha had weakened into a deep depression, The JTWC issued their final advisory on Nisha.  The IMD did not upgrade it until it was overland near Puri. 15 people were killed in Bangladesh and 13 people were killed in India (5 in Meghalaya,  An average of 53.5 mm (2.1 in) of rain fell throughout the state. The interaction of these two systems led to the formation of a low over the southern Arabian Sea on June 4. Chatgaon in Bangladesh , Monsoonal rainfall associated with the depression triggered extensive flooding in Andhra Pradesh.  Cyclones occurring between the meridians 45°E and 100°E are included in the season by the IMD. 695 Dt: December 05, 2008 20KB Natural Calamities - Damages caused due to heavy rains and floods on account of cyclone NISHA in many districts in Tamil Nadu during November 2008 - Release of additional amount Rs.500 Crore for Relief and Rehabilitation - Sanctioned - Orders - Issued.  An estimated 1.2 million hectares of crops were damaged or destroyed by the storm leading to Rs.  Flash flooding occurred on many rivers throughout the state. Chennai - Stay updated with latest & flash news, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Restaurants & Food, Events, Politics, Climate Updates, from Chennai, Tamil Nadu- Page 2008 , 189 people were killed by the heavy rains and floods caused by the cyclone in Tamil Nadu and the death toll is expected to rise. 8 in Arunachal Pradesh).. , Early on June 15, an area of low pressure formed within the monsoonal trough over the northern part of the Bay of Bengal. The most affected areas map released by ReliefWeb.  , 15 people have been killed when Nisha hit northern Sri Lanka on November 25, 2008, causing heavy rains and flooding that reportedly displaced between 60,000 and 70,000 people in Vanni and 20,000 people in Jaffna district. Tamil nadu “டிஜிட்டல் ஆளுமையில் சிறந்த மாநிலம்”: தமிழக அரசுக்கு விருது வழங்கினார் ராம் நாத் கோவிந்த்!  Some places have recorded extreme rainfall, notably Orathanadu, Thanjavur District where over 660 mm of rain fell within a period of 24 hours and broke the 65-year-old record of highest rainfall registered in 24 hours in Tamil Nadu.  During September 15 the IMD designated this area of low pressure as Depression BOB 04.  Residents along the shore were urged to evacuate as waves up to 2 m (6.5 ft) were forecast to impact the coast. Tracking slowly westward, the depression intensified, becoming Cyclonic Storm Nargis on April 28.  Later that day the Joint Typhoon Warning Center assessed the low-pressure area's chance of becoming a significant tropical cyclone within 24 hours as 'poor', due to the minimal convection near the low-level circulation center.  The JTWC estimated the system to have been somewhat stronger, attaining one-minute sustained winds of 215 km/h (135 mph). The Depression also caused 15 deaths in Uttar Pradesh, its state capital Lucknow received the heaviest rains for September in the last 10 years.  The highest rainfall was recorded in Polavaram at 230 mm on 17 November. Previously the highest amount of rainfall in a day was 570 mm registered by Cuddalore on May 18, 1943. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. Heavy rain lashes Tamil Nadu Nov 26, 2008.  In two days, Orathanadu registered 990 mm of rainfall.  A total of 148 homes were destroyed and another 23 were damaged, amounting to Rs. Hours before striking southern Myanmar on May 2, Nargis attained its peak intensity with winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and an estimated central pressure of 962 mbar (hPa; 28.41 inHg). , Torrential rains associated with the depression fell across much of Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, and Jharkhand. This was soon determined to be ignorance of the situation and put millions of lives at risk. Later that day as Nisha moved northwest towards India, both the JTWC and the IMD reported that Nisha had reached its peak wind speeds of 55 kts (63 mph 102 km/h 1-min) 45 knots (52 mph 83 km/h 3-min). Cyclonic Storm Nisha (IMD designation: BOB 07, JTWC designation: 06B) was a fairly weak, but a catastrophic cyclone that struck Sri Lanka, and India which killed over 200. On November 13, a low pressure area identified by the India Meteorological Department over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas concentrated into a depression east-southeast of Chennai, India. Over 100 fishermen were reported missing as 25 trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal off Bangladesh's southern coastal areas as the sea turned rough due to a depression. Heavy rain started around last saturday in Tanjore, Karakal, Cuddalore spread to Rameswaram, Chennai around Tuesday. The season has no official bounds but cyclones tend to form between April and December. The depression remained nearly stationary and intensified into a deep depression three hours later. Of these systems, seven developed into deep depressions, four into cyclonic storms, and one into a very severe cyclonic storm. Around 189 people lost their lives.  Consequently, it was designated as a land depression in the end of monsoon season report. Tamilnadu Weatherman Pratheep John in his posts Recap of Cyclone Nisha in 2008 and how dry monsoon was turned into floods within few days with stand and deliver rains.  Some places have recorded extreme rainfall, notably Orathanadu, Thanjavur District where over 660 mm of rain fell in a 24-hour period, breaking the 65-year-old record of highest daily rainfall in Tamil Nadu.  The JTWC unofficially tracked seven systems, with six having one-minute sustained winds greater than 65 km/h (40 mph), slightly above their 32-year average of five.  At least 50 fishermen were reported missing when about 15 fishing trawlers capsized offshore. The RSMC then downgraded it to a depression on September 18 as it moved further inland.  Later that day the JTWC upgraded the Deep Depression to Tropical Cyclone 06B and reported that the depression had wind speeds equivalent to a tropical storm, on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami visited a relief camp in Devanampattinam of Cuddalore district to meet people affected by cyclone Nivar.  During the morning of September 15 the depression intensified into a Deep Depression as it moved closer to the Orissa Coast near Chandbali on 16 September and maximum surface wind of 40 knots (74 km/hr) was reported by Chandbali at 1700 UTC of 16 September. Cyclone Nisha (2008) Cyclone Nisha hit Tamil Nadu after Fanooz and this was also a big one. Cyclonic Storm Nisha (IMD designation: BOB 07, JTWC designation: 06B) was a fairly weak, but a catastrophic cyclone that struck Sri Lanka, and India which killed over 200. Damage is estimated at about 3789 crores i.e. Early on November 26, the deep depression close to Tamil Nadu coast intensified into a cyclonic storm and was named "Nisha". Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC G.O.Ms.No. Extremely heavy rainfall (over 244 mm) may be likely in isolated parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu between 16 and 17 November 2015, according to IMD forecasts. 4 crores (US$780,000) in monetary losses. The physiographic location of Tamil Nadu state and its shape of the coastline increase the exposure of coastal communities to the direct impact of cyclones. India News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday November 25, 2020 . Cyclone Gaja hit the Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of coastal Puducherry with heavy rainfall in Cuddalore and Pamban.  The depression continued to weaken until it decayed into a remnant low late on the same day. Situated in a region of low to moderate wind shear, upper-level divergence, and convergence, the low consolidated into a depression the following day while situated roughly 880 km (545 mi) southwest of Mumbai, India. A special rain filled cyclone to be remembered for life time. 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