India Meteorological Department said that the Cyclonic Storm 'Gulab' over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of 26th Sep, over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal about 270 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 330 km east of Kalingapatnam. The deep depression over the north Bay of Bengal is expected to make landfall by Sunday around Kalingapatnam between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur. Seven districts in Odisha are on high alert and the government also rushed the rescue teams to evacuate people from the low-lying areas.
The name Gulab was given by the country, Pakistan and the word Gulab means rose. According to an official release by the IMD, the pronunciation of the name cyclone Gulab is 'Gul-Aab'.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) maintains a list of names for each tropical cyclone. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) panel on tropical cyclones decide on cyclone names in the northern Indian Ocean-Bay of Bengal-Arabian Sea region.
Generally, the name of the cyclone is always short and easy to pronounce as well as remember. The name is chosen in such a way that it does not hurt the sentiments of any group of the population over the globe, even in the slightest manner.
Here are the names of the next three cyclones after Cyclone Gulab:
Name of Cyclone - Name given by country - Pronunciation
Cyclone Shaheen - Qatar - Shaheen
Cyclone Jawad - Saudi Arabia - Jowad
Cyclone Asani - Sri Lanka - Asani