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.