Nisarga 65th 'named cyclone' in Indian Ocean region

Nisarga 65th 'named cyclone' in Indian Ocean region

Vibha Sharma 

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 2

The deep depression in the Arabia Sea intensified into Cyclonic Storm around noon on Tuesday and it's name is now Nisarga, said IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra

Also read: 'Nisarga' to make landfall as 'severe cyclone'

Mohapatra said Nisarga is the first in a series of new names proposed for tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean region. The name Nisarga, which means nature, has been proposed by Bangladesh. 

It is the 65th named cyclone in north Indian Ocean since naming started in September 2004.

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