Cyclone Biparjoy

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Cyclone-BiparjoyThe India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently issued an advisory for all the ports of Gujarat.

An overview of the news

  • In the advisory, it has been directed to issue a Distant Warning (DW 2) signal in case a deep pressure in the Arabian Sea intensifies into a cyclonic storm Biperjoy.

  • According to IMD, the storm has shifted northwards and could pose a potential risk to the coastal areas.

  • In light of this weather phenomenon, fishermen have been warned not to venture into the deep sea.

How was Cyclone Biparjoy named?

  • The cyclone was named "Biparjoy" by Bangladesh. 

  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) follows an alphabetical order for naming tropical cyclones, with member countries submitting names. 

  • Bangladesh proposed the name "Biparjoy," which translates to "Disaster" in Bengali.

  • The next cyclone after Biparjoy will be named ‘Tej’ based on India’s suggestion.

Cyclones in the Arabian Sea

  • The month of June is considered favorable for the formation of cyclones in the Arabian Sea. 

  • This is due to specific atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are conducive to cyclone development during this time.

  • Cyclones form as a result of low-pressure systems that develop over warm ocean waters. 

  • The warm sea surface temperatures provide the necessary energy and moisture for the formation and intensification of cyclones.

  • While the Bay of Bengal is generally known for its higher temperatures, the Arabian Sea is also experiencing increasing water temperatures due to climate change.

  • The rising temperatures contribute to the overall warming of the Arabian Sea, creating a favorable environment for cyclone formation and intensification.

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