Cyclone Nisarga: Why is it is the most feared cyclone
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: June 2, 2020 12:07 PM2020-06-02T12:07:20+5:302020-06-02T12:10:20+5:30
How the Cyclone Nisgara got its name and what it means Two weeks after a powerful cyclone passed through ...
How the Cyclone Nisgara got its name and what it means
Two weeks after a powerful cyclone passed through West Bengal on its way to Bangladesh, India is bracing to face another cyclone, the Nisgara cyclone. The Nisarga cyclone, which is the first name in the new list of cyclones, was formed over the north Indian ocean region. The cyclone has got its name ‘Nisarga’ from Bangladesh, which means ‘The Nature’. In April this year, the IMD recently released a new list of names of tropical cyclones that would be formed over the north Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Amphan was name that was left from the previous list that was issued in 2004. After Nisarga cyclone, Gati (India), Nivar (Iran), Burevi (Maldives) and Tauktae (Myanmar) are expected to follow. The new list of cyclone names released by the IMD has names 169 names given by 13 member countries. The 13 member nations include Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UAE and Yemen.
Impact of Cyclone Nisagra
Nisarga is expected to have a negotiable speed with a wind speed of 90-100kph. According to the (IMD), Nisarga is likely to make landfall between Harihareshwar in Maharashtra’s Raigad and Daman on June 3. The IMD has issued a red alert for six other districts - Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar and Nashik, between June 3 and 4. When it becomes a severe cyclonic storm, Nisarga will be packing in a wind speed of 105-115 kmph, gusting to 125 kilometre per hour on June 3. According to the IMD, it again will weaken into a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 60-70, gusting to 80 kilometre per hour on June 4. The fishermen have been advised not to venture in the sea. IMD’s cyclone track shows that Nisarga will cross very close to the Mumbai coast while entering the land.
Measures to tackle Cyclone Nisagra
The Maharashtra government on Monday sounded an alert in Mumbai and neighbouring districts in view of the approaching cyclonic storm Nisarga. Ten units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in vulnerable districts, while six others have been kept on a stand-by, officials. Here's the new list comprises of 169 names including 13 from India such as Gati, Tej, Aag, Neer, Vyom, Jhar, Jaladhi, Murasu, Probaho, Prabhanjan, Ghumi, Ambud and Vega. The new list starts with Nisarga (shared by Bangladesh), Gati (India), Nivar (Iran).
After Hawf, the list moves on to Urmi, Neer, Pooyan etc.
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