DMPQ- What is cyclone? How the naming of tropical cyclone is done in Indian ocean?

tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by different names, including hurricane, tropicalstorm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone.Tropical cyclones are named to provide ease of communication between forecasters and the general public regarding forecasts and warnings. Since the storms can often last a week or even longer and more than one cyclone can be occurring in the same region at the same time, names can reduce the confusion about what storm is being described. If any cyclones occur in the Indian Ocean then the names are given by theses 8 countries.

8 countries involved in the naming of cyclones:

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

These 8 countries provide 8 names each , and every time a cyclone occurs in the Indian ocean those names will be named in a particular order irrespective of the location the cyclone appearing .

 

 

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