New Delhi, September 30: In just a week, another cyclonic storm named 'Cyclone Shaheen' is brewing in the Arabian Sea. The name 'Shaheen' is given by Qatar, a country in the Middle East. The meaning of 'Shaheen' is 'royal white falcon' or Hawk (Garuda). The name 'Shaheen' is widespread in the Middle East. The new list of tropical cyclone names was adopted by WMO/ESCAP Panel Member Countries in April 2020. Cyclone Gulab weakened near the Gujarat coast on Wednesday evening. The IMD said that the remnants of Gulab are likely to move away from the Indian coast, towards Pakistan's Makran coast on Thursday. Check All Cyclone Names in the New List.
The next five cyclones after Cyclone Gulab that would occur over the North Indian Ocean including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea are Cyclone Shaheen, Cyclone Jawad, Cyclone Asani, Cyclone Sitrang and Cyclone Mandous. The new list of tropical cyclone names has been adopted by WMO/ESCAP Panel Member Countries in April 2020. The list of names is used for naming tropical cyclones that occur over the North Indian Ocean including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Cyclone Gulab, Shaheen and More: Check List of Cyclone Names That Would Occur Over the North Indian Ocean Including Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.
The IMD said that the situation where a single system in the Northern Indian Ocean can create two cyclones is not unprecedented. In case of re-intensification of the remnant, a new name is given to the system.
The IMD said that the remnants of Gulab lay as a well-marked low pressure area (WMLPA) over south Gujarat region and adjoining Gulf of Khambhat and is very likely to intensify into a depression over northeast Arabian Sea by Thursday morning, it said.
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