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CYCLONE JAWAD

CYCLONE JAWAD

Context:

By 04 Dec 2021, cyclone Jawad was formed in the Bay of Bengal. Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh breathed a sigh of relief as the powerful cyclone Jawad weakened into a deep depression before reaching the east coast.

Name Given by:

  • The name ‘Jawad’ has been given by Saudi Arabia. The meaning of 'Jawad' is free or merciful. It is important as this cyclonic storm cannot be as bad as the previous ones.

How are Cyclones Named?

  • When submitting their proposals, countries should adhere to specific rules such as The proposed term should be neutral (a) political and (b) religious, (c) cultural, and (d) gender.
  • Pakistan, Maldives, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Oman, Sri Lanka, and Thailand determine the names of cyclones in the region.
  • Countries submit a list of cyclones names to select names from the pool from time to time.
  • When selecting cyclones' names, countries first analyze them to see if the region's people easily understand the term, so the words are familiar.

How are cyclones formed?

  • These are formed over the oceanic water in the tropical region.
  • In this region, sunlight is highest, leading to warming of land and water.
  • The warm humidity of the water rises to the top as the region heats, followed by the chilly air that rushes to cover the gap, which warms and rises as well - the cycle repeats.

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