Tropical cyclones: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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.

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 ..

Hurricane Dorian

The Hurricane Dorian has hit part of the Caribbean and Southern United States causing widespread destruction in path. About the Hurricane Dorian The Hurricane Dorian was a Category 3 storm which is currently battering the parts of the Caribbean like the Grand Bahama Island and the US State of Florida. Scientists believe the Hurricane Dorian ..

Cyclones from Arabian Sea

Cyclone Vayu has changed course and has started moving away from the Indian coast towards Oman. Cyclone Vayu which was categorised as very severe was seen an outliner. Why seen as an outliner? West coast of India sees much fewer cyclones than the East coast. Data suggests that the eastern coast witnesses four times more ..

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra appointed as Director General (DG) of India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, the renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist, has been appointed as the chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD). Popularly known as the ‘Cyclone man of India’, he will take charge of his new assignment on August 1 for a period of five years. Mohapatra and his team at the Cyclone Warning Division (CWD) ..

Stronger hurricanes might activate climate change

A study says that Hurricane Maria that killed 3000 people in 2017, have changed the cover of the forest. Certain species have started to decline after the hurricane. The single hurricane killed twice as many trees as the 2 hurricanes Hugo and Georges. In the past, the larger trees like mahogany were more resilient to ..

Remnants of Cyclone Trevor : 150 mm rains

After the gusty winds striking at 250 – 300 km per hour speed, it is now role of the after rains to hit the coastal areas. The forecasters warn that there could be 150 – 200 mm of rains in the parts of Eastern Australia in the coming days. On the other side of Autralia, ..

Cyclone Trevor hits Australia

Trevor is categorised as Category four cyclonic storm. The officials have declared the state of emergency. Flash floods are expected after the storm. Also, the storm is huge that it is expected to bring a year’s rainfall in just 2 days. The winds are expected to lash the lands at 250 km per hour. There ..