Tropical cyclones

Cyclone Freddy: Important Facts About the Deadly Tropical Cyclone

In February and March 2023, the world witnessed the remarkable persistence of a tropical cyclone named Freddy. The storm crossed the Indian Ocean over a span of more than five weeks, causing severe damage and destruction in its path. Freddy ..

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What are Medicanes?

The Mediterranean hurricanes are called medicanes. The scientists have recently warned that these hurricanes have now become more frequent lately. This is mainly due to human induced climate change. How are medicanes different from tropical cyclones? The medicanes are usually ..

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New List of Names for Tropical Cyclones in North Indian Ocean Released

A new list of 169 names for tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean has been released by IMD. Naming of Tropical Cyclones The new list of 169 names were released using contributions from the IMD and the WMO/ESCAP panel ..

Cyclone Kyarr becomes first Super Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea in last 12 years

Super Cyclonic Storm Kyarr, after a trail of destruction in Goa, moved away from the West Coast, with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting reduction in the rainfall. It was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone that became the first Super ..

Typhoon ‘Mitag’ approaches Northern Taiwan

Rapidly-moving Typhoon ‘Mitag’ is bearing down on northern Taiwan, where it is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain. With the worst of the weather expected to arrive in the island country, the warnings have been issued for parts ..

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Tropical Storm Imelda causes Havoc

Heavy rains from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana of the US. The Imelda storm system brought the risk of severe weather disruptions and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning in the areas hit hardest by the flooding. Tropical ..