Since the announcement of the Indian Meteorological Department, the cyclone “Gulab” has changed to “Shaheen” and everyone is wondering about the reasons for choosing this particular name?
On September 24, 2021, the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) noticed a cyclone from East Bay of Bengal, heading towards India from Bangladesh, which was given the name “gulab” proposed by Pakistan which means “rose” in English.
But Indian Meteorology said that Gulab could reappear as Cyclone Shaheen in 2-3 days.
Since this announcement, everyone has been wondering about the reasons for the transformation of “Gulab” into “Shaheen”, and why this name was chosen specifically?
According to the website of the Indian Free Press Journal, the State of Qatar suggested naming the hurricane “Shaheen”, and according to Arabic dictionaries, the peregrine falcon is a bird of prey of the genus of gray falcon, characterized by the length of its wings and the sharpness of its temperament. , which is very fierce on hunting.
Currently active, Severe Cyclonic Storm Gulab–Shaheen is a tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea, having recently affected Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal in India.
The naming system for cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean began for the first time in the summer of 2004, with a proposal made by the Sultanate at the meeting of the Tropical Cyclones Committee in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal in 1999 in Muscat.
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