Cyclone in Arabian Sea

Cyclone ‘Bandu’ named by Sri Lanka is presently active in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden while heavy showers are expected in the north eastern parts of Africa.

According to Meteorology Department Deputy Director S.R.Jayasekera cyclone ‘Laila’ which was active in the Bay of Bengal last week was named by Pakistan and it was decided that the next cyclone that hits countries in the Indian Ocean be called as ‘Bandu’, a name given by Sri Lanka.

“The deep depression is presently over the coast of north-east Somalia and it will hit southern parts of Yemen as well. Rough seas prevail during these days”, he said.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman and Thailand are the countries that submit names for tropical storms in the Indian Ocean. According to news reports cyclone ‘Bandu’ will hit mainly the southern parts of Yemen - the area from near Al Mukalla to Aden.

The island "Abed Alkorey" in Yemen was hit by the storm causing a death of one girl and destruction of many houses in the island. The next cyclone will be named as Phet, a name given by Thailand.

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