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Know the meaning of Cyclone Tauktae’s name; How to pronounce it
Cyclone Tauktae was named by Myanmar.
Cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ hit several states on the west-coast of India today, brining heavy rains and prompting authorities to issue flood alerts and send in rescue teams to the affected states.
India has bit hit by various cyclones in the past such as Fani, Amphan, Vayu, Nisarga, etc. All these cyclones had different meanings and origins.
Here’s why the latest cyclone to hit India in 2021 was named ‘Tauktae’:
Who named Tauktae? The cyclone was over the east central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea on Saturday. Cyclone Tauktae was named by Myanmar. The cyclone names are given by counties on a rotation basis in the region.
What is the meaning of Tauktae? It means ‘gecko’, a highly vocal lizard. A gecko is a lizard known for its distinctive vocalisations.
How to pronounce it? Tauktae is pronounced as Tau’Te.
Cyclone Tauktae hits Kerala, Karnataka. Several other states to be hit soon
The after-effects of the deep depression formed over Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea that intensified into a cyclonic storm (Tauktae) over the archipelago and adjoining southeast east central Arabian Sea moving northwards has caused huge damage to the coastal areas in Kerala.