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Cyclone Nisarga: Here is how the storm was named and what it means

In India, the IMD names the cyclones that develop over the North Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

June 04, 2020 / 03:02 PM IST

Nearly two weeks after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the country is bracing for another one.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall off the coast of Mumbai on June 3 and that the city is expected to receive heavy rainfall tomorrow.

Ever wondered how cyclones are named, and who named this one?

Nisarga was a name given by Bangladesh in a list, which has been formulated by a group of countries. The word ‘Nisarga’ means nature.