After wreaking havoc in Kerala, Karnataka and Goa, Cyclone Toute is wreaking havoc in Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai and adjoining areas on Monday. The city has been raining continuously for several hours and strong winds are blowing at a speed of 114 km per hour. BMC says that winds can go up to 120 kmph. After Mumbai, this storm will hit the shores of Gujarat, due to which the state government, NDRF teams are fully supported. Ever since the coming of the Taute storm, people have started looking for the meaning of its name and it is also curious that who has given this name to this storm. Here we are giving you important information about the Toute cyclone.
What does the name toute mean?
Toute is the first cyclone of this year. Myanmar has given this name to the storm this time. Toute means a loud-sounding lizard. Actually, each time a storm hits, different countries give it a name. The name of the next storm will also be decided. The next storm will be named ‘Yas’. Oman has given it. Many other storms have also come before this. Some of the names are Burevi, Nisagr, Gaati etc.
How are the names of cyclonic storms kept?
In fact, there is a global panel to name the cyclonic storm, named the World Metrological Organization / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia. There are 13 countries in this panel, including India, which also issue guidelines regarding the storm. Apart from India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen are included. One of the reasons behind the name of these storms is that it can remember the cyclone. It also helps the administration to convey the right information to the people. A new list of names was created last year, in which four names have already been used. The fifth name in this list is Toute.
– Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 15, 2021
Cyclone Toute is moving fast towards Gujarat coast
A severe cyclonic storm is moving rapidly towards the Gujarat coast. Mumbai received heavy rainfall and due to this, more than 1.5 lakh people had to be evacuated to Gujarat. At the same time, two boats have gone off the coast into the Arabian Sea, carrying 410 people. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Hurricane Toute has turned into a very severe cyclonic storm and is likely to reach Gujarat coast by evening and cross it between 8 am and 11 pm. When the cyclone moved off the coast of Maharashtra and reached close to Mumbai in the morning, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here announced a postponement of operations from 11 am to 2 pm and later decided to postpone all operations till 6 pm. did.