Cyclone


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Drug slang A regional term for PCP
Natural disaster A large-scale closed circulation atmospheric system that develops above the Indian Ocean and South Pacific with low barometric pressure and strong winds—64+ knots/hr—that rotate clockwise
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Aureliosaid the succeeding tropical cyclones that would enter PAR would be given local names "Falcon," "Goring," "Hanna," "Ineng," "Jenny" and "Kabayan." The Philippines is visited by an average of 20 tropical cyclones a year.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the cyclone season in the southwest Indian Ocean has been exceptionally intense this year.
The Met statement also further warned about a heat wave to arise in Karachi and surrounding areas in the aftermath of the cyclone. Due to the cyclone, sea breeze is likely to remain cut off between Thursday and Friday which can lead to heat wave-like conditions in coastal areas of Sindh.
Barrelling towards western India and now classed as a very severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Vayu has strengthened and is packing gusts of up to 170 kilometres per hour (105 mph), as per forecasters.
Cyclone Vavyu which was heading towards western India has veered away, although costal areas were still expected to be hit by winds gusting up to 160 kilometres (110 miles) per hour.
The cyclone is expected to cause heavy rains and storm in Badin, Thatta and Tharparkar on Thursday and Friday, while thundershowers are also expected in the rest of Sindh.
According to IMD, as of now, Cyclone Vayu is located near 130 km Southwest of Veraval and 120 km south of Porbandar.
However, due to the development of cyclone in the Arabian Sea, the weather in the city can become further hot and due to the low humidity in the air, it'll be scorching.
Therefore, the name cyclone is in reference to those that are formed in the Indian Ocean.Tropical regions are warm areas due to high amounts of incoming solar radiation (heat).
About the impact and damage from the cyclone, emergency officials noted that 11 districts and 14,835 villages were affected.
Of the deceased, six people were killed after being struck by lightning in three upazilas of Kishoreganj on Friday when the country felt the peripheral impact of the once very severe cyclone while the rest of the deaths were reported from Barguna, Noakhali, Bhola, Bagerhat, Patuakhali, Laxmipur and Chapainawabganj districts.
"The almost pinpoint accuracy of the warnings, the early warnings from the IMD, allows them to conduct a very well targeted evacuation plan which resulted in 1.1 million people mainly moving to about 900 cyclone shelters."