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Cyclone Remal

  • 27 May 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

The deep depression brewing in the Bay of Bengal has escalated into Cyclone “Remal,posing a potential threat to West Bengal and neighboring states, including Jharkhand.

Key Points

  • Meteorologists from the Ranchi-based India Meteorological Department (IMD) anticipate significant effects in the affected regions.
    • The IMD predicts thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds across several parts of the state from 26th May to 31st May 2024.
    • These weather conditions are expected to affect various districts, including Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Simdega, and more.
  • The name 'Remal' in the list of tropical cyclones is given by Oman. It will be the first cyclone to hit the region this 2024 pre-monsoon season.
    • 'Remal,' meaning 'sand' in Arabic.

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