Nisarga cyclone

Nisarga cyclone

Why in News?

Recently, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar and Nashik districts due to the possibility of a severe cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’.

About Cyclonic Storm Nisarga

  • It could be the first tropical cyclone in 129 years to hit Maharashtra in the month of June.
  • Nisarga is a name given by Bangladesh, one of the 13 countries that will take turns in naming future cyclones that form over the North Indian Ocean.
  • Nisarga means ‘nature’ in Bengali language.
  • Nisarga is the first moniker on a list of new cyclone names that take effect this year.
  • Nisarga will be the second cyclonic storm of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season after Cyclone Amphan.

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