Cyclone Tauktae – UPSC Prelims

Cyclone Tauktae:
  • Cyclone ‘Tauktae‘ name was suggested by Myanmar.
  • Tauktae means a highly vocal lizard gecko.
  • This cyclone has been classified as a very severe cyclonic storm (VSCS).
  • The Cyclone developed in the Arabian Sea.
  • Cyclone Tauktae is the first cyclonic storm along the Indian coast in the year 2021.
  • This will also be the fourth cyclone in consecutive years to have developed in the Arabian Sea, that too in the pre-monsoon period (April to June).
  • All these cyclones since 2018 have been categorised as either ‘Severe Cyclone’ or above.

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