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Tropical storm One struck Sri Lanka with heavy rainfall and strong wind

Jan 6, 2014 12:55 IST

Tropical storm One has made its landfall in Sri Lanka on 5 January 2013. The storm that carries winds with pace up to 100 kilometer per hour struck the east coast north of Trincomalee.  

Disaster Management Centre evacuated people living very near the coastline of the country across Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Mannar. The fisherman of the nation has also been warned from venturing out in the vast sea. The stormy wind is slowly moving inland towards Jaffna.

The US Navy and the Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centre forecasted about the storm earlier that it will strike Jaffna with warnings that sea levels could rise above 3 meters.

Tropical storm/cyclone
Tropical cyclone is a rapidly-rotating storm system, which is characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms. It produces heavy rain and its name is referred depending upon its location and strength, a tropical cyclone. The cyclones/storms forms over large bodies with warm water and derives energy from water evaporated from the ocean surface, which further re-condense into clouds. It rains when moist air rises and cools it to saturation. Its energy differs depending upon its location and it is primarily fueled by horizontal temperature contrasts.

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR)

The Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) is a venture that has been developed from the UK government-supported TSUNAMI initiative project on seasonal tropical cyclone prediction which ran from October 1998 to June 2000. TSR consortium comprises experts in modeling and forecasting tropical cyclones and in insurance and risk management. TSR provides information and forecasts to benefit basic risk awareness and decision making from tropical storms. TSR has won two major insurance industry awards - the British Insurance Awards for Risk Management (2006) and for London Market Innovation (2004).


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