Cyclone Sitrang

New Delhi, Oct 18: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Tuesday stated the post-monsoon season’s first cyclone – Cyclone Sitrang is likely to develop in the Bay of Bengal around October 22-24.

It’s October and as frequently it is cyclone time in Odisha. Yes, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) strongly confirming the possibility of the formation of a cyclone over the Bay of Bengal after October 22, the scare of another tropical storm looms large over Odisha and in general the eastern India coast.

Notably, various weather models all around the globe indicate the formation of a cyclone with distinctive paths of movement of the device. While some suggest that the storm may hit the landmass between the coast of Odisha and that of Andhra, experts hint that it may follow the path of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani that barrelled through Odisha coast causing massive destruction in 2019.

However, the IMD has now no longer cleared the air surrounding the song and depth of the likely cyclone. Despite this ambiguity, it’s far profitable to say right here that if the device intensifies right into a cyclone, it is going to be named in line with the long-followed practice of naming tropical cyclones.

How are cyclones named?

Disasters like cyclones had been named all over the world to make people remember them easily and better representation in history. In the beginning, cyclones had been named arbitrarily however it caused confusion and so commenced the systematic naming of tropical cyclones.

At present, cyclones that shape in any ocean basin around the arena are named with the aid of using one of the respective six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and 5 Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs), which includes the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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IMD names the cyclones growing over the north Indian Ocean, which includes the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. It affords tropical cyclone and typhoon surge advisories to thirteen member nations Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (ESCAP) Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) at its 27th session held in 2000 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman agreed in principle to assign names to the tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. After lengthy deliberations of many of the member nations, the naming of the tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean started in September 2004.

All nations make contributions to a hard and fast of names which can be assigned sequentially on the premise of the primary alphabet of the member country. As in line with rules, the call is impartial to gender, politics, non-secular faiths, and cultures. Once a call is used, it isn’t repeated again.

In 2020, a brand new listing become launched with 169 names, which includes thirteen names every from thirteen nations. Some of the names given with the aid of using India encompass Gati (speed), Megh (cloud), Akash (sky).

The last cyclone called Asani which hit Andhra Pradesh in May earlier this year was named by Sri Lanka. The next cyclone which is predicted to form over the Bay of Bengal will be called Sitrang, a name given by Thailand. It is a Thai surname.