Tropical cyclones Current Affairs, GK & News

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 formed during winter season. They occur once or twice a year.  They occur in colder ..

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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 on tropical cyclones (PTC). The panel has 13 member nations:  Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, ..

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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 Cyclonic Storm over the North Indian Ocean since Gonu in 2007.

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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 of island’s east and north, including the capital, Taipei. The Taiwan’s weather bureau has categorized ..

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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 Storm Imelda Tropical Storm Imelda was formed out of an upper-level low that developed in ..

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