Is it important to name a cyclone? Find out why


Amphan was a severe thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening of May 20, on the banks of the Digha in West Bengal and the Hatia Islands in Bangladesh. The IMD reported that the tropical cyclone between May 17 and 18 intensified into a super cyclonic storm. Following the storm, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRRF) deployed at least 19 teams in West Bengal. Hurricane Katrina, May 3, 2019, comes just one year after the death of 64 people.

What is a cyclone? 

According to meteorologists, the hurricane is a large-scale mass that revolves around a strong core of atmospheric pressure. It is accompanied by strong winds, thunderstorms, and heavy rains. When a hurricane occurs in the Indian Ocean, it is known as tropical cyclones or severe storms.
Typically, the first tropical storm of the year begins with the letter A and the second with the B.
In the case of the Indian Ocean region, the hurricane was named in 2000 and the formula was adopted in 2004. Eight countries in the region - Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, Myanmar, Maldives, Bangladesh, India. Contributes to the names assigned sequentially whenever a thunderstorm develops.

How the Cyclones are named?

The final hurricane was a funny name, Bangladesh. India has so far named Agni, Akash, Bijli, Jal, Lehar Mag, Sagar and Vayu. According to Weather.com, Thailand recommended Amphan. It was proposed in September 2004 for a cyclone in the northern Indian Ocean.
Tropical Storm Warning Centers (TCWC) and Regional Regional Specialty Weather Centers (RSMC) are named after hurricanes occurring in all basins around the world. There are six RSMCs in the world, including five TCWCs and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD named storms in the Northern Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, following standard procedures. The meteorological department has been advised to advise the other 12 countries in the region on the development of storms and hurricanes.

Last month, the IMD listed the names of 169 hurricanes issued by these countries. There are 13 proposals from 13 countries. The new list also includes the Amphon Storm, which was not in use at the time of release.

Is it important to name storms?

Various warning stations have been named tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones to facilitate communication between forecasters and the public regarding alerts and forecasts. Names aim to reduce chaos if multiple storms occur in the same basin.

Accepting the names of hurricanes makes it easier for people to remember. It helps the media, disaster managers, the scientific community and others. Naming hurricanes makes it easy to identify individual hurricanes, raise awareness, send warnings to increase readiness, and eliminate confusion in case of multiple storms in one area.

If the speed of the hurricane exceeds 34 nautical miles per hour, it should be named. If the storm's wind speed reaches or exceeds 74 mph, it is classified as a hurricane/cyclone/typhoon.


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