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How was Yaas cyclone formed?
The second cyclonic storm, second severe cyclonic storm, and second very severe cyclonic storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Yaas formed from a tropical disturbance that the Indian Meteorological Department first monitored on May 23.
How did cyclone occur?
To form a cyclone, warm, moist air over the ocean rises upward from near the surface. As this air moves up and away from the ocean surface, it leaves is less air near the surface. So basically as the warm air rises, it causes an area of lower air pressure below. Higher pressure air from above flows down into the eye.
Why is the cyclone named Yaas?
‘Yaas’ (pronounced as Yass) got its name from Oman. The word has its origin in the Persian language and means the flower jasmine in English. Why do cyclones have names? The cyclones are named to identify the storms to send out warning notifications about their development.
Where is the cyclone YAAS?
Cyclone Yaas imperils communities in low-lying coastal areas of Bay of Bengal. Cyclone Yaas which originated in the Bay of Bengal has left behind a trail of destruction and devastation in West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.
Where do cyclones mostly occur?
Tropical cyclone The main source of energy for tropical cyclones is the warm oceans in the tropical regions. To initiate a tropical cyclone the sea-surface temperature generally needs to be above 26.5 °C. However, existing cyclones often persist as they move over cooler waters.
How are cyclones formed Upsc?
Tropical cyclones are formed over warm ocean water near the equator. Warm moist air near the surface of the ocean rises upwards. The warm moist air which rises up, cools the water in the air, resulting in the formation of clouds. This whole system of clouds and winds spins and grows.
Who gave the cyclone name YAAS?
The cyclone names are given by countries on a rotational basis. Yaas got its name from Oman. The word ‘Yass’ has its origin in the Persian language and means Jasmin in English.
How are cyclone names decided?
The common rule is that the name list is proposed by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of WMO Members of a specific region, and approved by the respective tropical cyclone regional bodies at their annual/biennual sessions.
What does Yaas mean in Oman?
Yaas, the cyclonic storm expected to hit Odisha and West Bengal coasts next week, has been named by Oman. It refers to a tree with good fragrance, and in English, the word is similar to Jasmine.
Did YAAS make landfall?
After days of brewing in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Yaas made landfall north of Dhamara and south of Balasore, near Bhitarkanika National Park May 26. The landfall started at about 9 am, said HR Biswas, director, Indian Meteorological Department’s Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.