Cyclones to soon hit in 13 countries – IMD issues names

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Cyclones to soon hit in 13 countries – IMD issues names

Cyclones to soon hit 13 countries

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Cyclones to hit in 13 countries – IMD issues names of the cyclones on Tuesday. The cyclones will hit over the North Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday released a detailed list of names of tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.

Worldwide, there are six regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and five regional Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers (TCWCs) which issue advisories and names of tropical cyclones.

The IMD is one of the six RSMCs to provide tropical cyclone and storm surge advisories to 13 member nations, which include Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UAE, and Yemen.

The list comprises names of 13 cyclones each for the 13 member countries, totaling to 169. The names for India include Gati, Tej, Murasu, Aag, Vyom, Jhar, Probaho, Neer, Prabhanjan, Ghurni, Ambud, Jaladhi, and Vega.

Some of the names for Bangladesh are Nisarga, Biparjoy, Arnab, and Upakul.
Tropical cyclones forming over different ocean basins are named by the concerned RSMCs & TCWCs. For the north Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, the RSMC, New Delhi, assigns the name to tropical cyclones following a standard procedure, and the IMD release stated.
News Source: Times of India

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