Cyclone Jawad: Which country gave the name and its landfall in India.

Publish Date: 04 Dec, 2021 |

Cyclone Jawad: Which country gave this name and when it will landfall in India?

Cyclone Jawad

The latest report by India Meteorological Department(IMD) has issued an alert over Cyclone Jawad which is likely to landfall India on the morning of 4 December 2021. The areas affected by it are the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh and  Odisha. After the culmination of the Southern-western monsoon, this is the first cyclone that is going to hit the Indian coast.

The cyclone is going to reach the Bay of Bengal on 3 December 2021. It is then going to gradually develop in the central region of the Bay of Bengal. The maximum speed of the Jawad Cyclone may reach up to 90-100km/ph, while gusting at 117 km/ph during December 4 evening, it will then turn into a severe cyclonic storm. There is a huge possibility of heavy rainfall in coastal areas of Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh, says IMD.

What does data say about the cyclone storm?

According to data on Frequency of Formation of Cyclone, created by IMD, between 1891 and  2021, these regions are hit by cyclones over 8 times in October and November. These years were 2021, 1990, 1961, 1954, 1953, 1914, 1900, and 1895.

Which country has given the name Jawad?

This time the name of the cyclone is Jawad. This name has been given by the country Saudi Arabia. The meaning of the word Jawad in Arabic is “kind” or “generous”. The name is symbolic as it suggests that this cyclone is not going to become gigantic or destructive. IMD informed that in the coastal region of Thailand lower pressure of the wind is forming that will gradually take up a form of a cyclone. It has initially hit the coastal region of Andaman on 1 December.  

When is it going to hit India?

According to IMD, the cyclone Jawad will hit the coastal regions of India on 4 December 2021. It will first arrive in the northern part of Andhra Pradesh, from there It will cross Odisha. The Bay of Bengal will face three circular low-pressure systems, as a result, the states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh face heavy rainfall and floods. The near-equatorial trough or intertropical conversion zone is not very active during this time of the year but this year in the Southern region of the Bay of Bengal the near-equatorial trough was active.

The previous year in May, cyclone Amphan had hit India in the region of the Bay of Bengal. It proved catastrophic as more than 13 million people were severely affected by it. Many people lost their lives and around 1.5 million people’s homes were destroyed.



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