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TROPICAL CYCLONE TAUKTAE

TROPICAL CYCLONE TAUKTAE

Context

Recently, Tropical Cyclone developed in the Arabian Sea known as “Tauktae"

Details

  • It has been named by Myanmar.
  • “Tauktae" means “gecko" which stands for a highly vocal lizard in Burmese.
  • The name for the cyclone is decided by the Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (WMO/ESCAP).
  • The panel has 13 countries as members viz. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Maldives, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

About Cyclones

Cyclones are caused by atmospheric disturbances around a low-pressure area distinguished by swift and often destructive air circulation. The air circulates inward in an anticlockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

Cyclones are classified as: (i) extra tropical cyclones (also called temperate cyclones); and (ii) tropical cyclones.

About Tropical Cyclone

  • They  are violent storms that originate over oceans in tropical areas and move over to the coastal areas bringing about large scale destruction caused by violent winds, very heavy rainfall and storm surges.
  • They develop in the region between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer.

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