Last year, Phailin, the name for a massive cyclone which battered India's south-eastern coast and led to the evacuation of more than 500,000 people, was provided by Thailand. It was the second pre monsoon cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal after Cyclone Fani. The process of naming cyclones is done under the supervision of the World Meteorological Organisation. Cyclones around the world are named by Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres and Tropical Cyclone … Do you know why the cyclonic storm in being called ‘Mora’? After Cyclone Burevi, ‘Arnab’ To Hit Tamil Nadu Coast Cyclones forming in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea are named from a list prepared by 13 countries. First the names of cyclones in India are not only named by India Meteorological Department, it is done by almost 8 countries. The next few cyclones will be named Gati (named by ... India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand were part of the panel. The cyclone affected Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh. (ALSO READ: Monsoon 2017: Deep depression in Bay of Bengal reported; rains to hit Kerala) Also Read - India-Bangladesh Virtual Summit: PM Modi & Sheikh Hasina Restore Trans-border Chilahati-Haldibari Rail Link | All You Need to Know, Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center in USA. Cyclones around the world are named by Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres. Dr Mohapatra, who is now Director-General, IMD recalls how when he started forecasting cyclones in 2007, IMD did not give detailed forecasts. The finalised names may also be reviewed during the course of time of implementation with the approval of PTC in its annual session, in case any reasonable objection is raised by any member. The first cyclone named by India was Agni, in 2004, and the last one was Vayu in 2019. Cyclone Amphaan. Now IMD provides 3-hourly bulletin along with a warning 5 days before the cyclone which helps in evacuation process. Also Read | Cyclone 'Titli': 8 killed in Andhra's Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram. According to weather.com, Amphan is suggested by Thailand. Odisha is bracing for Cyclone Amphan, pronounced as 'um-pun', first cyclonic storm of 2020 which is expected to be quite severe as per Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest forecast. The current cyclone is named Mora which is contributed by Thailand in the list. According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Agency, Cyclone Mora is expected to make heavy landfall near the southeastern tourist city of Cox’s Bazar and the seaport city of Chittagong. The proposed name should be provided along with its pronunciation and voice over. Cyclone Amphan 2020: This … Along  with forecast accuracy, service to the region has also improved. Previously cyclones namely Sagar, Mekunu, Luban, Titli and Gaja hit various Indian states. In 2014, cyclone hudhud created a buzz, with people wondering how these storms were being named. अरब सागर और बंगाल की खाड़ी में आने वाले तूफानों का नाम भारत समेत आठ देश रखते हैं,1953 में अटलांटिक सागर के आस-पास … The maximum speed of the Cyclone Amphan will be between 155-165 kmph to 185 kmp. Cyclone Mora, the recent most cyclone to hit Bangladesh was formed after heavy rains in Sri Lanka that caused floods and landslides got its name from Thailand. The … Phailin, the cyclone that hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast in 2013, was also named by Thailand. Cyclone Kyarr has been named by Myanmar. Now, Cyclone Nisarga is set to hit India’s western coast. For … Forming on the last day of 2018, Pabuk persisted into 2019, spanning two calendar years, and crossed into the North Indian Ocean basin several days later. Rail Services Between West Bengal, Bangladesh Resume: How Will it Boost Trade, Connectivity? Coming back to the issue of naming cyclones, according to World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), 'In the beginning, storms were named arbitrarily. Usually the first cyclone in a year is named with alphabet “A” and then with B and so on. Cyclone Titli, which hit Andhra Pradesh and parts of Odisha, was named by Pakistan and Ockhi, which brought a lot of damage in 2017, was named by Thailand. It was proposed back in September 2004 for storms over north Indian ocean. In the second list 5 more countries have been added including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen & the U.A.E. It should not be very rude and cruel in nature, 4. How the cyclone 'Nisarga' was named; ... Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand were part of the panel. Also Read - Rail Services Between West Bengal, Bangladesh Resume: How Will it Boost Trade, Connectivity? Monsoon 2017: Deep depression in Bay of Bengal reported; rains to hit Kerala, India-Bangladesh Virtual Summit: PM Modi & Sheikh Hasina Restore Trans-border Chilahati-Haldibari Rail Link | All You Need to Know, 49th Vijay Diwas: Twitter Remembers India’s Historic Victory in 1971 War, Salutes Sacrifices of Martyrs. Cyclone “Mora”which hit Bangladesh in 2017 was named by Thailand. The last name on the list of tropical cyclones is Amphan, a name given by Thailand. The Panel reserves the right to reject any name, if any of the criteria above is not satisfied. Why is this cyclone named Nivar? According to the nomenclature, the first tropical cyclone named by Pakistan was Fanoos, followed by Nargis, Laila and Nilam. The next cyclone, whenever it originates, will be named ‘Vayu’, suggested by India. Tamil Nadu is still recuperating from the effects of Cyclone Gaja that hit the state on November 11. The Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD under Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has been earning a lot of praise since last few years for giving accurate forecasts on cyclones, wind speed & landfall. The name was given by Thailand. Next, the cyclone name will be given by … The name was suggested by Thailand back in 2004. Thus, the name should be new. How cyclone 'Nisarga' was named . Once used, it will cease to be used again. Name should be chosen in such a way that it does not hurt the sentiments of any group of population over the globe, 3. The Cyclone Mora is the name suggested by Thailand. Phailin, the cyclone that hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast in 2013, was also named by Thailand. ‘Mora’ is a Thai word, which means ‘star of the sea’. The practice of naming cyclones began years ago in order to help identify them as the technical terms are hard to remember. The names from this list will be used for future cyclones in Bay of Bengal & Arabian Sea. | The Newshour Debate. Forming on November 5 as a low pressure system over the Gulf of Thailand, the system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula and eventually crossed into the Andaman Sea. If any cyclones occur in the Indian Ocean then the names are given by theses 8 countries. Each country has given eight names. When a cyclone occurs in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, a name is picked from the list in a particular order. IMD is one of the 6 RSMCs that will now provide cyclone & storm surge advisories to 13 member nations under the WMO panel instead of 8 earlier. The previous storm Mora that caused severe flooding across Northeast India in May was named by Thailand. Later in 2018 Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen were added to the list. For the cyclone ‘Aamban’, the name was given by Thailand. “Mora” is a Thai word, which means “star of the sea” or “sea star”. Titli was named by Pakistan and the next will called Gaja - named by Thailand. Cyclone Phetai, suggested by Thailand, originated in the Bay of Bengal and made landfall in Andhra Pradesh, ravaging the coastal districts in December last year. Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand were part of the panel. IMD's accurate prediction helped India minimise the loss of lives during the worst storm in 14 years. The proposed name should be neutral to (a) politics and political figures (b) religious believes, (c) cultures and (d) gender, 2. 1. Later in 2018 Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen were added to the list. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. Now there are lists prepared after member countries suggest names. It was named by Thailand. This year's biggest cyclone, Fani, which made landfall on Odisha coast in early May, was named by Bangladesh. It was also the earliest-forming storm in both the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and North Indian Ocean basins on record. Also Read - 49th Vijay Diwas: Twitter Remembers India’s Historic Victory in 1971 War, Salutes Sacrifices of Martyrs. How was Cyclone Amphan named? ... Maldives, Iran, Qatar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Sri Lanka and Thailand are a few countries which are covered in the region. Cyclone Amphan is named by Thailand. There is a procedure to finalise a list of tropical cyclone names in any ocean. It should be short, easy to pronounce and should not be offensive to any member, 5. 7. The last cyclone Fani was named by Bangladesh. | Blueprint Explosive Exclusive, Is Whatapp's new policy designed to compromise user data? A cyclone dubbed Mora, also known as Cyclone Mora, hit the southern coastal areas of Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. Titli was named by Pakistan and the next will called Gaja - named by Thailand. India has so far named Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal, Lehar Magh, Sagar and Vayu. These countries include India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Cyclone Ockhi is expected to bring heavy to very heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu. 'Amphan,' pronounced as 'Um-pun,' means sky and was suggested by Thailand in 2004. Published Date: May 30, 2017 10:21 AM IST. Does it mean any country can give any name it feels like? It is likely to intensify into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 19 with wind speed of 170-180 Kilometres per hour (Kmph) gusting to 200 Kmph. Then the mid-1900s saw the start of practice of using feminine names of storms'. Later in 2018 Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen were added to the list. Tropical Storm Pabuk, also referred to as Cyclonic Storm Pabuk, was a weak storm that struck the Malay Peninsula in January 2019. By tomorrow morning Cyclone Pabuk will emerge out into the Andaman Sea on the west of Thailand, the India Meteorological Department said in its advisory issued today. The name 'Bulbul' has been suggested by Pakistan. The names are used sequentially & column wise. In May, Cyclone Amphan left a trail of devastation in West Bengal and Odisha. Watch Times Now LIVE TV for latest and breaking news from India and around the world. India recommended Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal (cyclones which have all occurred since 2004). The maximum length of the name will be eight letters, 6. To name cyclones in the Indian subcontinent and South East Asian regions, eight countries – India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand – made an agreement and formed a list of names. First list came out in 2004 with 8 countries suggesting 64 names and Amphan was the last name left from that list. Odisha is bracing for Cyclone Amphan, pronounced as 'um-pun', first cyclonic storm of 2020 which is expected to be quite severe as per Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest forecast. So that next cyclone will be called as 'Nisarga' given by Bangladesh, then it will be 'Gati' given by India and so on. This list in Alphabetical goes like – Bangladesh, Iran, The Maldives, and so on. “Mora” is a Thai word, which means “star of the sea” or “sea star”. These countries name cyclones one by one, which are discussed in the meeting of all countries and then later finalised. There are 6 Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and 5 regional Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs) responsible for issuing advisories and naming of tropical cyclones. The countries involved are Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand were part of the panel. It made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Hatiya Islands of Bangladesh. | The Urban Debate, India braces for vaccination drive; Will opposition unite in COVID fight? Cyclone Fani hit the eastern coast of India in May 2019. Copyright © 2021. The list has 64 names. But did you know that Thailand had given the name 'Amphan' for this cyclone way back in 2004? Infact only qualitative forecasts were given but after the modernisation programme was implemented in 2009, there has been a significant improvement in the way IMD issues cyclone warnings. Now another list has been finalised which has 169 names given by 13 countries. All Rights Reserved. In South East Asia, tropical cyclones are given names by different countries that are located in the region (including South). Cyclone Maha, which is weakening in the Arabian Sea, was named by Oman. Last year, India faced four cyclonic storm namely Roanu, Kyant, Nada and Vardah. This name was recommended by Iran. Cyclone Fani. For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. The IMD predicted that Cyclone Pabuk will hit the Andaman Islands, which form the northern part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago, during the evening or night of January 6 (Sunday). It is likely to intensify into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 19 with wind speed of 170-180 Kilometres per hour (Kmph) gusting to 200 Kmph. This year's Amphan was suggested by Thailand way back in 2004, for storms over North Indian ocean, but it got used now ! After Cyclone Maha and Cyclone Bulbul, the cyclone which forms next will get a name given by Sri Lanka, which is 'Pawan'. In 2000, a group of nations called WMO/ESCAP (World Meteorological Organisation/United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), which comprised Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, decided to … 9. Representational image  |  Photo Credit: IANS, Important for India to bring in personal data protection law: Kris Gopalakrishnan | EXCLUSIVE, Team India fights racism in battleground; Will the Aussies learn? The name of the recent cyclone Nivar was the 3rd on the list of cyclone formed over the North Indian Ocean. The names which India suggested are Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal, Lehar, Megh, Sagar, and Vayu. | The Urban Debate, Why is the Centre bent on implementing the Farm Laws? The names of tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean will not be repeated. India is now providing accurate forecast to all the neighbouring nations as well. 8. If you are not familiar with who names cyclones and how they are named, here is the whole process explained. The Cyclone Mora is the name suggested by Thailand. The first cyclone Myanmar named was Pyarr, in 2005. Of the 64 names … Cyclone Mora. It might be important at this stage to note that naming a cyclone makes communications easier as it reduces confusion when multiple tropical storms are occurring at the same time. This is a big achievement for India and a recognition of the excellent work being done by IMD in forecasting cyclones. 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This cyclone is named Phethai and it is the sixth cyclone of 2018 in the North Indian oceanic cyclone season to have a name. Cyclonic storm … The last cyclone we had, “Fani” was named by the Bangladesh Meteorological dept. Read more on Latest India News on India.com. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja was the sixth named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, after Cyclones Sagar, Mekunu, Daye, Luban, and Titli. The word 'Amphan', pronounced "Um-pun", originates from Thai and means "sky". Dr Mohapatra, who has also become India's 'Cyclone Man' says, 'The turning point for IMD was when 'Phailin' came in Oct 2013, various agencies had predicted 340 kmph wind speed, however IMD's forecast said wind speed will be 220 kmph & actually it turned out to be 220kmph.'

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