Cyclone Nisarga is the result of the deep depression in the Arabian Sea. This deep depression is about to result in the cyclone. As per the officials, the name of the Cyclone Nisarga named by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Previous to this approaching cyclone, the West-Bengal faced havoc from the Cyclone Amphan.
Nisarga means ‘nature’, named by Bangladesh.
Bangladesh had also suggested ‘Fani’, which had made a landfall in Odisha on May 3, 2019, and the extremely severe cyclone had caused extensive damage in the eastern state.
The Indian weather bureau has been mandated with the duty to name cyclones that develop over the North Indian ocean, including Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, by following a standard procedure.
In April 2020, IMD released a list of cyclone names as suggested by the 13 countries. The list contained names like Arnab, Nisarga, Aag, Vyom, Azar, Prabhanjan, Tej, Gati, Lulu among 160 other names.
The next few cyclones will be named Gati (named by India), Nivar (Iran), Burevi (Maldives), Tauktae (Myanmar) and Yaas (Oman). The new list included the last name from the previous list ‘Amphan’ as it remained unused at the time of release. After ‘Amphan’, ‘Nisarga’ name was picked up for the ensuing cyclone.
Nisarga Cyclone Likely To Pass North-Maharashtra On June 3
IMD clearly stated that the names for cyclones should be gender, politics, religion and culture neutral. The name should not be offensive or hurt sentiments, it added. Further, it said that the name should be short and easily pronounced.
“The landfall location will be very close to Alibag but extensive damage can be expected in Mumbai also,” Sunita Devi, in-charge of cyclones at IMD, said.
On 3 June’s afternoon, Nisarga will likely pass north Maharashtra and coasts of Gujarat. Moreover, it is very likely to inundate low-lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts at the time of landfall.
Nisarga expected to be about 0.5 to one metre above the astronomical tide. Further, it is likely to inundate low-lying areas of Ratnagiri district.