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  1. Cyclone Ockhi Updates: Lakshadweep and Kerala coasts likely to receive strong winds in next 24 hours

Cyclone Ockhi Updates: Lakshadweep and Kerala coasts likely to receive strong winds in next 24 hours

Cyclone Ockhi Chennai Weather today LIVE Updates: Heavy rains under the influence of the cyclone continued to batter coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu today, crippling normal life.

By: | Updated: December 2, 2017 10:36 PM
Cyclone Ockhi, which in Bengali means ‘eye’, had yesterday intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and moved to the Arabian Sea. (ANI)

Cyclone Ockhi LIVE Updates: Cyclone Ockhi, which in Bengali means ‘eye’, had yesterday intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and moved to the Arabian Sea. Heavy rains under the influence of the cyclone continued to batter coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu today, crippling normal life. So far, the storm has claimed at least 12 lives even as it intensified into a ‘severe’ cyclone on Friday, causing heavy rains in the coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu. Over 200 fishermen from Kerala, who were left stranded in the sea because of inclement weather conditions, were brought safely to the shore by yesterday night, reported the Indian Express. The Central Water Commission (CWC) has warned that the heavy downpour in Tamil Nadu and Kerala might trigger a rapid rise in the water level of rivers in the two southern states. Various units of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Indian Navy have been engaged in the relief work and have been working strenuously to bring out the stranded people. Track latest on Cyclone Ochki here:

Updates on Cyclone Ockhi and Chennai Weather today: 

10:30 pm: Strong winds with speed touching 100-110 kmph and 45-55 kmph are likely to batter the Lakshadweep and Kerala coasts
respectively during the next 24 hours under the influence of cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’, as per PTI.

10:24 pm: The state government decided to urge the Centre to declare Cyclone Ockhi, which left a trail of destruction in the state, a national calamity. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan entrusted chief secretary K M Abraham with the task of preparing a memorandum in this regard, chief minister office (CMO) sources said, as per PTI.

10:00 pm: Rains in Chennai to return by December 5 due to low-pressure over South Andaman Sea and Strait of Malacca that is likely to intensify and move towards coastal areas, as per SkymetWeather.

9:39 pm: Rain forecast in India for the next 10 days.

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9:19 pm: Maharashtra CM asked local authorities to tend to stranded fishermen.

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9:07 pm: Nirmala Sitharam says claims of thousand of fishermen stranded is false.

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9:00 pm: 952 fishermen from Kerala and Tamil Nadu safely reach Maharashtra. Maharashtra government to look after them, tweets Devendra Fadnavis, as per ANI.

8:55 pm:

8:05 pm: Cyclone Ockhi to intensify in the next 36 hours and to move Northwest in the next 3-4 days,

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7:35 pm: Leader of the opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare cyclone Ockhi, which wrecked havoc in the state, Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep in the last two days, as a national disaster, as per PTI.

7:30 pm: Coast Guard issues advisory on sea condition, Any distress to life at sea must be conveyed by using  maximum possible means like radio telephony Channel 16, mobile phone and DAT (Distress Alert Transmitter) to the rescue units, according to the advisory as per PTI.

6:47 pm: The Tamil Nadu government says it will soon seek central funds for the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi in the southern parts of the state, with Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts being the worst hit, as per PTI.

6:16 pm: Bengaluru to receive light showers and cyclone Ockhi to persist.

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6:14 pm: National Highway blocked for 5 hours in Trivandrum Thumba.

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5:25 pm: 3 fishermen rescued from Kerala coast.

4:55 pm: Severe cyclone advances towards Chennai. Currently hovering over Lakshwadeep.

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4:35 pm: Light rains with isolated moderate showers to continue for th next 24 hours in Kerala.

4:08 pm: Powerful storm with heavy rains killed at least 13 people in Sri Lanka. Power supply, essential services and air traffic disrupted in the country.

3: 40 pm: Take a look at the rainfall forecast across India for the next 10 days:

3: 25 pm: WATCH VIDEO- 

3: 11 pm:  CycloneOckhi: Isolated heavy to very rainfall is very likely over south Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours. Rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Kerala during next 24 hours.

2: 58 pm: Cyclone OCKHI over Lakshadweep area & adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 02nd December, 2017 over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea near.

2: 52 pm: Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) ADG K Natarajan held a joint Press Conference with District Collector Thiruvananthapuram and briefed about the herculean operational efforts of India Coast Guard in extreme rough sea conditions.

2: 46 pm: Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) ADG K Natarajan met CM Pinarayi Vijayan and briefed him on Cyclone Ochki response of India Coast Guard in Kerala

2: 38 pm: Heavy Rainfall warning: Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (>20 cm) very likely over north Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and isolated heavy to very heavy falls during subsequent 24 hours – Alerts National Disaster Management Authority.

2: 30 pm: Meanwhile, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan slammed rumour mongers on Saturday after it came to light that Friday’s reports of a Japanese merchant ship rescuing 60 Kerala fishermen caught in the deep seas, was “fake”. Vijayan called those spreading the rumours “mad”.

2: 20 pm: Television images showed parts of Kanyakumari district flooded and without electricity, with severe damage to power lines. In Kanyakumari and Thoothukudi districts, strong winds uprooted more than 500 trees, snapped power lines and damaged settlements close to the sea, reported AP.

2: 12 pm: The Indian Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard had resumed their search for 102 Kerala fishermen who are yet to return home in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi.

2: 06 pm: WATCH VIDEO-  India Coast Guard Ship Samar towing stranded fishing boat Jai Matha along with crew.

1: 59 pm: Earlier in the day, several houses suffered damage, coconut trees got uprooted and communication lines were disrupted as rains accompanied by strong winds lashed the Lakshadweep islands under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi. Five fishing boats were damaged at Kalpeni island as water level rose due to heavy rains, PTI sources said.

1: 46 pm: Heavy rains are possible to continue for another 24 hours over Lakshadweep Islands.

1: 38 pm: After concentrated efforts taken with the help of Union Govt & massive search ops carried out by INS ships we have brought back 6 boats & 73 fishermen. Search ops are underway as 33 boats & 95 fishermen are still missing: Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar

1: 30 pm: Local people in Thiruvananthapuram’s Poonthura have come out in protest alleging rescue operations have been inadequate.

(ANI)

1: 15 pm: The state government yesterday said that over 1,200 people affected by the cyclone in Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli districts have been lodged in relief camps.

1: 08 pm: Yesterday, PM Modi dialled Palaniswami and enquired about the damage caused by the cyclone, which also battered parts of Kerala. The chief minister apprised him of the various relief works going on in “full swing” in seven districts of the state and told Modi that Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli were the worst affected. He listed out various steps being taken, besides deputing senior ministers and IAS officials to oversee the relief work, the release added.

12: 52 pm: Cyclone Ockhi is likely to move in a west-northwest direction and intensify further. Thereafter, as we have been predicting, it will recurve in a northeast direction in the subsequent 48 hrs and will move towards Gujarat, Maharashtra : Skymet

12: 43 pm: Very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi will continue to batter Lakshadweep Islands with torrential rains. It is still persisting over Lakshadweep and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea. Meanwhile, rains would reduce further in Kerala and TamilNadu.

12: 38 pm: Visuals of waterlogging from Kochi.

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12: 26 pm: Local people in Kerala have been evacuated to rehabilitation centre in Kochi’s Chellanam.

12: 20 pm: Low-pressure area in the Andaman Sea has intensified into a well-marked Low-pressure area, depression is likely to form in the next 48 hours, predicts Skymet.

12: 13 pm: The Tamil Nadu government has said it will soon seek central funds for the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi in the southern parts of the state, with Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts being the worst hit. This was conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Chief Minister K Palaniswami during a telephone conversation between the two leaders last night, a state government release said.

12: 02 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami yesterday night and assured full assistance in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi.

11: 59 am: Take a look at the south India rainfall forecast until December 17:

11: 38 am: In the wake of this, Lakshadweep Islands are expected to witness incessant rains along with strong gusty winds. Along with torrential showers, squally winds at a speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph are also expected to lash the chain of  Islands. Therefore, Lakshadweep can brace for damages to property as well.

11: 23 am: At present, the weather system is over Lakshadweep and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea, approx. 230 km west-northwest of Minicoy and 215 km south of Amini Divi. As per Skymet Weather, the very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi is expected to strengthen further while its journey towards north-northwest direction across North Lakshadweep Islands.

11: 15 am: Check out the rainfall recorded in various districts of TamilNadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep in the last hrs frm 08:30 am to 05:30 am today #

  • Thiruvananthapuram 47 mm
  • Madurai 26 mm
  • Kozhikode 22 mm
  • Kanyakumari 12 mm
  • AminiDevi 8 mm
  • Kochi 0.6 mm
  • Chennai 0.4 mm

11: 02 am: See early morning visuals from Lakshadweep; destruction caused by strong winds and high tides.

10: 48 am: As per the report by Skymet, the rainfall recorded in various districts of TamilNadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Lakshadweep in the last hours from 08:30 am to 05:30 am today are as follows:

  • Minicoy 136 mm
  • Karaikal 118 mm
  • Puducherry 109 mm
  • Cuddalore 108 mm
  • Nagapattinam 74 mm

10: 42 am: In wake of this, heavy to very heavy rains are possible over isolated places of Lakshadweep. Isolated areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala will also witness heavy rain activity.

10: 30 am: WATCH VIDEO-

10: 23 am: As per the report, as of 0530 hours IST today, the system is centered over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea near Latitude 9.2°N and Longitude 72.8°E, about 100 km north northwest of Minicoy and 210 km south of Amini Divi.

10: 15 am: The very severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian sea has moved west northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during the last 6 hours, reported skymet.

10: 05 am: The rescue operations that began on Friday morning comprised 11 ships of the Navy, Coast Guard and Coastal Police, six helicopters and two Dornier aircraft.

9: 59 am: WATCH VIDEO-

9: 52 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall, with isolated extremely heavy falls over Lakshadweep area during the next 24 hours. The sea conditions will be rough off and along the coast. Damage is also expected, hence it is advised for fishermen and common people to not venture out.

9: 48 am: Heavy rains continue to batter coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu.

9: 42 am: With rains continuing to hit normal life in south Tamil Nadu, authorities declared a holiday for schools and colleges in five districts, including Kanyakumari on Friday.

9: 32 am: Two fishermen died while 214 others were safely evacuated in rescue operations jointly launched by the Indian Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard in the seas off here on Friday as heavy rains lashed the area under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi, reported IANS.

9: 29 am: Several naval ships have been deployed for rescue operations as Cyclone Ockhi, that created massive destruction in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is now moving towards Lakshwadeep Islands.

9: 24 am: At a review meeting in Chennai, CM Palaniswami asked officials to expedite all works undertaken in the affected areas, even as scores of personnel have been deployed to address various issues, including restoring the power network. He also announced a solatium of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of each of the victims.

9: 17 am: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said over 1,200 persons affected by Ockhi cyclone in Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli districts have been lodged in relief camps, as Chief Minister K Palaniswami took stock of the situation.

9: 10 am: As per the report by Zee News, the worst-affected districts were Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam where several trees were uprooted.

9: 05 am: National Disaster Management Authority has released Do’s and Don’ts. Take a look and share:

8: 58 am: Cyclone Ockhi has claimed at least 12 lives so far even as it intensified into a ‘severe’ cyclone.

8: 50 am: 14 fishermen are still missing in Tamil Nadu: TV reports.

8: 43 am: WATCH VIDEO– Fishermen rescue operations in Kerala:

8: 34 am: Ockhi is now beyond Lakshwadeep, says tv reports.

8: 28 am: The very severe Cyclone Ockhi continued to maintain its strength over Lakshadweep. The system may intensity further and move across the Islands. Thereafter, it may recurve northeastwards, reported skymet.

8: 15 am: Heavy rain lashed Tirunelveli. Traffic halted on the Karupanthurai – Melapalyam link road as the low-lying bridge was submerged in Thamirabarani river.

(ANI)

8: 00 am: Indian Navy conducted search and rescue operation of missing fishermen off the Kerala Coast

(ANI)

7: 50 am: The Central Water Commission (CWC) has warned that the heavy downpour in Tamil Nadu and Kerala might trigger a rapid rise in the water level of rivers in the two southern states.

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