Cyclone Sitrang

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Cyclone Sitrang

Bangladesh has been devastated by Cyclone Sitarang, where densely populated, low-lying areas have been badly affected.

Important facts

  • This cyclone named by Thailand is the first tropical cyclone of the post-monsoon season of 2022.

  • The India Meteorological Department has predicted that a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal.

  • Due to this, the low pressure area may turn into a cyclonic storm which may affect Odisha, West Bengal, northern part of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas.

About Cyclone Sitrang

  • A tropical cyclone is an intense circular storm that originates from warm tropical oceans, characterised by low atmospheric pressure, high winds and heavy rainfall.

  • The name of this cyclone is given by Thailand.

  • Cyclone Sitarang comes after Cyclone Asani, which developed in the Bay of Bengal in early May this year.

  • This will be the second cyclonic storm of 2022.

  • Cyclones forming in the North Indian Ocean including the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are named by the IMD.

  • Thirteen countries – Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen – have been warned of tropical cyclones and storm surge by the IMD.

Common names of Cyclone

  • Hurricanes – In the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific

  • Typhoons – In Southeast Asia

  • Cyclone – In the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific around Australia

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