High water: on growing challenge from tropical cyclones 

Synopsis: Tropical cyclones laden with moisture and accumulated energy pose a growing challenge, as they have the propensity to inflict heavy damage to lives and property. The welcome concern for public health and economic security must lead to stronger institutional responses to natural disasters too. Why cyclonic storms over northern Indian Ocean have a severe… Continue reading High water: on growing challenge from tropical cyclones 

IMD releases new list of cyclone names

News:The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released a new list of names of tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean. Facts The World Meteorological Organization maintains rotating lists of names which are appropriate for each Tropical Cyclone basin. The naming of the tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean basin started in 2004. The Regional Specialized… Continue reading IMD releases new list of cyclone names

Cyclone Fani gathers force, to hit Odisha

The India Meteorological Department has said that Cyclone ‘Fani’ has intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and is headed towards the Odisha coast. Further, it could also develop into ‘extremely severe cyclone’. In an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, the wind speed goes up to 170-180 kmph and could touch 195 kmph. This has prompted the… Continue reading Cyclone Fani gathers force, to hit Odisha

Cyclone Fani won’t hit State’s coast, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Cyclone Fani is unlikely to hit Tamil Nadu’s northern coast. It is likely to curve in the north-east direction towards Bangladesh or Myanmar. IMD has that the cyclone would likely intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic… Continue reading Cyclone Fani won’t hit State’s coast, says IMD

Low pressure area formation likely over Bay of Bengal, T.N. may witness rainfall on Sunday, Monday

The India Meteorological Department has said that a low pressure area is likely to develop over central parts of south Bay of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm. Bangladesh has named the prospective tropical cyclone “Fani”. Tropical cyclone is a system of low pressure occurring in tropical latitudes. The cyclone… Continue reading Low pressure area formation likely over Bay of Bengal, T.N. may witness rainfall on Sunday, Monday