By Muhammad Luqman
The depression over southeast Arabian Sea having intensified into a deep Depression has moved nearly northwards and lay centered at a distance of about 1150 kilometres southeast of Pakistani city of Karachi.
“The system is likely to consolidate into a Tropical Cyclone by late Tuesday, keep moving towards North and then re-curve to Northeast towards South Gujarat coast of India. Currently none of Pakistan coastal area is under threat from this system,” according to an alert issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said.
However, the weather pundits have warned the fishermen not to go into deep sea.
The cyclone brewing up in the Arabian sea has been named as Nisarga that means ‘ nature’ in Bengali language.
Bangladesh had also named the cyclone ‘Fani’, which had made a landfall on the coasts of Indian state of Odisha on May 3, 2019.
Nisarga is brewing up just a week after cyclone ‘Amphan’ wreaked havoc in Indian state of West Bengal. India is is now bracing to face another cyclone which is headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
‘Nisarga’,was termed by Bangladesh. The name was accorded in a list formulated by a group of countries.
The naming of cyclones in the Indian Ocean began in 2000 and a formula was agreed in 2004. The next few cyclones will be named Gati (named by India), Nivar (Iran), Burevi (Maldives), Tauktae (Myanmar) and Yaas (Oman).
According to meteorologists, the tropical cyclones are named to help the scientific community and disaster managers to identify cyclones, create awareness and effectively disseminate warnings to wider audiences.
The World Meteorological Organisation and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific had, at its twenty-seventh Session held in 2000, agreed to assign names to the tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand were part of the panel. Later in 2018 Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen were added to the list.
Cyclones around the world are named by Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres. There are a total of six RSMCs and five TCWCs.
Meanwhile, Indian Meteorological Department has warned that a deep depression formed over the Arabian Sea , is inching closer to the coastal districts of Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
The deep depression is now slated to further turn into a cyclonic storm in 12 hours and then into a severe cyclonic storm in subsequent 12 hours.
It is likely to cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar town in Maharashtra’s Raigarh district and Daman as a severe cyclonic storm on the afternoon of June 3, the IMD warned.