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Nw: Who named Cyclone Asani? What does it mean?

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The depressed over southeast Bay of Bengal is anticipated to intensify first into a deep depressed and later into a cyclonic storm on Monday, the India Meteorological Division has stated.

If it does indeed make into a cyclonic storm, that is inclined to be known as ‘Cyclone Asani’. The identify has been given by Sri Lanka.


As per experiences, ‘asani’ roughly translates to ‘wrath’ in Sinhala, one in every of the legitimate languages in Sri Lanka.

Luckily, the climate diagram is no longer going to dwell as much as its identify. It’s miles anticipated to be a cyclonic storm of wind speeds ranging beyween 70 km and 90 km, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra stated.

It may, most potentially, no longer change into a cyclone of high intensity.


There are six regional meteorological centres all over the enviornment with the mandate of naming tropical cyclones. The Indian Meteorological Division is one in every of the six. Original Delhi is mandated to identify tropical cyclones that make over the north Indian Ocean (NIO) including the Bay of Bengal (BoB) and the Arabian Sea (AS).

For the identical, the IMD follows a ragged intention. Names are proposed by thirteen member worldwide locations – Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

READ: How are cyclones named? You may identify one too

A list of 169 names, 13 suggested by every of the 13 worldwide locations, became drawn up in 2020. The names were listed nation-wise, with the worldwide locations ordered alphabetically. The names are picked up sequentially from the list such that the worldwide locations identify cyclones one after the other.

Therefore, the climate diagram over the Bay of Bengal has been named Asani, the subsequent identify within the list.

IMD components fresh list of Names of Tropical Cyclones over north Indian Ocean. Essentially the most up-to-date list has a total of 169 names including 13 names every from 13 WMO/ESCAP member worldwide locations. Detailed Press Unlock on hand at https://t.co/dArV0Ug8nh and https://t.co/wRl94BzRXr pic.twitter.com/ge0oVz4riD

— India Meteorological Division (@Indiametdept) April 28, 2020

Cyclones are named to lead clear of confusion when extra than one climate systems are gripping in one sea or ocean at the identical time.


The depressed is inclined to originate landfall on March 23 after heading towards the Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts.

Tourism activities within the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were suspended unless March 22 and an advisory has been issued to fishermen no longer to project into the Andaman Sea and the adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal.


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