Cyclone Alert: Another Cyclone 'YAAS' to come after TAUKTAE
News Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that a low-pressure area is likely to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal, reports claimed, a day after Cyclone TAUKTAE left a trail of destruction along the western coast. The weather department further predicted that the cyclone, if it forms, is likely to make landfall around 26 May. It has been named YAAS by Oman.
The cyclone has been given the name ‘Tauktae’ (pronounced Tau’Te) by Myanmar. It means ‘gecko’, a highly vocal lizard, in Burmese dialect.
A low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea first concentrated into a depression and later intensified into a cyclonic storm named ‘Cyclone Tauktae’. The West Coast of India has been affected by the cyclone. It is the first cyclone of 2021.
Points to be noted…
What kind of a cyclone is Tauktae?
It is a tropical cyclone, termed as ‘Extreme Severe Cyclonic Storm’ (ESCS) and ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ (VSCS)
What is the meaning of the name ‘Tauktae’?
It means ‘Gecko’ (in Burmese Language) which is a highly vocal lizard
Which country has given the name ‘Tauktae’?
Myanmar has named this cyclone ‘Tauktae’.
How are cyclones named?
13 countries of the World Meteorological Organization/United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (WMO/ESCAP) Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) name the cyclones
More about Cyclone Tauktae
- It has originated over the Arabian Sea.
- After Cyclone Vayu of 2019 and Cyclone Nisarga of 2020, Taukate Cyclone has come very close to the west coast of India for the third consecutive year.
- Cyclone Tauktae has made 2021 the fourth consecutive year to witness the development of a cyclone over the Arabian Sea in a pre-monsoon period.
- The Indian coastal regions of the following states are affected by Cyclone Tauktae:
- Karnataka, and
- Tamil Nadu
Cyclone Tauktae and Arabian Sea
Global Warming is a biggest problem in todays’ world, due to this Arabian Sea has been warming up in recent years and Cyclone Taukate is the fourth cyclone in consecutive years to have originated from the sea. Usually, out of the average of five cyclones that develop annually in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea region, four are formed over the Bay of Bengal (It being warmer than the Arabian Sea).
The warmer temperature supports active convection, heavy rainfall, and intense cyclone activity. However, Arabian Sea water too is warming up which provides an ample amount of energy that enables the intensification of tropical cyclones.
Cyclone Tauktae is the result of the same process where the warm waters of the Arabian Sea (up to the depths of 50 metres) led to a low-pressure system that underwent multiple stages of intensification to form a cyclone.
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After Cyclone Tauktae, an early indication of another system being formed over the Bay of Bengal is being observed.
A low-pressure area is apparently over the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to hit India’s eastern coast around May 26 or 27. If the cyclone is formed, it would be called ‘YAAS’, a name recommended by Oman.
It’s still in the ‘low-pressure area formation’. Indian Meteorological Department is waiting for its further development before making a formal announcement.
On Wednesday, RK Jenamanu, Senior Scientist, National Weather Forcaste Centre, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “Low pressure of the cyclone storm is expected to start forming in the Bay of Bengal by May 22. May 23 should mark depression stage, and the final cyclonic storm is excepted to hit by May 24-25,” on Cyclone YAAS.
Talking about TAUKTAE, he added, “The cyclone has now weakened and has reached its point of depression. However, its Remnants are still very active in Northern India…” (ANI)
About Cyclone YAAS
Name meaning, Pronounce, Origin and Area that will be affected
YAAS is often misspelt as Yash and the name has been given by Oman. The word is said to have originated from the Persian language and it means Jasmin in English. It is pronounced as Yass.
Odisha, West Bengal and adjoining Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places are very likely to commence from the evening of May 25. The intensity of the rainfall will increase substantially, the IMD said.
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