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Cyclone Nilam (02B) Makes Landfall Over India

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November 1st, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Cyclone Nilam (02B) – October 31st, 2012

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Track of Cyclone Nilam (02B) - October 31st, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 02B

Early on October 30, RSMC New Delhi reported that Tropical Storm Two (02B) had intensified into a Cyclonic Storm and named it as Nilam while it was located about 100 km (60 mi) to the northeast of Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. During that day, Nilam moved towards the northwest, while continuing to develop further.

Early on October 31, the JTWC reported that Nilam had reached its 1-minute peak windspeeds of 100 km/h (60 mph), while RSMC New Delhi reported 3-minute peak sustained windspeeds of 85 km/h (55 mph). Later that day the system made landfall on the Indian Coast near Mahabalipuram, before the JTWC issued its final advisory on Nilam as it started to rapidly weaken over land.

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