The India Meteorological Department has said
that a low pressure area is likely to develop over central parts of south Bay
of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm. Bangladesh has
named the prospective tropical cyclone “Fani”.
Tropical cyclone is a system of low pressure
occurring in tropical latitudes. The cyclone activity is at its maximum in late
summer and early autumn.
In April and May, tropical cyclones form in the
South and adjoining Central Bay of Bengal and move initially northwest, north
and then recurve to the northeast striking the Arakan coasts in April and
Andhra-Orissa-West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts in May.
For quick identification of storms in warning
messages, naming of cyclones are done. The tradition of naming cyclones started
with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, where
The process of naming cyclones involves several
countries in the region and is done under the aegis of the World Meteorological
Organization. For the Indian Ocean region, deliberations for naming cyclones
began in 2000. A formula was adopted in 2004