Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ has recently hit the coast of Gujarat. The name of the cyclone has been given by which country?
Correct Answer : b ) MyanmarExplanation :
- According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Tauktae recently made landfall in Gujarat with windspeed between 150kmph and 160kmph.
- The cyclone ‘Tauktae’ name has been given by Myanmar. It means 'gecko', a highly vocal lizard, in the Burmese dialect.
- A cyclone is a low-pressure system with very high winds swirling around it.
- Conditions favourable for the formation of tropical cyclones are —
- Sufficiently warm sea surface
- Atmospheric instability
- High humidity in low to medium levels of the troposphere
- Sufficient Coriolis force to maintain a low pressure center, etc
Hence, option (b) is correct.
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