Improving Resilience to Cyclones Disasters in India

Synopsis – The Government needs to ensure fiscal rehabilitation for improving resilience to Cyclones disasters. Introduction- The Indian subcontinent is among the worst affected regions of the world when it comes to tropical cyclones. It is due to its 4,670-mile coastline, where a large percentage of the country’s population lives. Despite all the planning for… Continue reading Improving Resilience to Cyclones Disasters in India

Very Severe “Cyclone Yaas” hits the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal

What is the News? Cyclone Yaas hit the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal. Upon landfall, the cyclone weakened. About Cyclone Yaas: Cyclone Yaas is a Tropical Cyclone. It has been named by Oman. Yaas means a tree bearing fragrant flowers. Cyclone Yaas is the first cyclonic storm to develop over the Bay of… Continue reading Very Severe “Cyclone Yaas” hits the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal

Rising Cyclone Intensity and Frequency due to Micro-Climatic Changes

Synopsis: According to the Council on Energy, Environment and Water(CEEW) report the cyclone frequency has doubled after 2005 in India. Micro Climatic Changes are contributing to this change. Key Findings of the report: In the last 50 years, India has recorded a 12-fold increase in the number of cyclonic events such as extreme rainfall, floods, sea-level… Continue reading Rising Cyclone Intensity and Frequency due to Micro-Climatic Changes

Steps and Suggestions to Handle Cyclone related Disasters

Synopsis: Precise forecasts and resilience-building are very important in handling severe cyclones. Introduction  Cyclone Tauktae has become a severe cyclonic storm. It is throwing huge volumes of water all along the west coast. It caused loss of life in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, before fading overland. Thousands of people had to be evacuated… Continue reading Steps and Suggestions to Handle Cyclone related Disasters

Why Arabian Sea is transforming into a New Cyclonic Hotbed? – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Arabian Sea used to be cyclone shy! But it is changing now, and changing fast! Cyclones are among the most devastating extreme weather events that India faces every year. The strong winds and heavy rains that accompany cyclones cause immense loss of life and property along the coastline of India.  Approximately 1.4 lakh… Continue reading Why Arabian Sea is transforming into a New Cyclonic Hotbed? – Explained, Pointwise

“Cyclone Tauktae” expected to hit Gujarat

What is the News? Cyclone Tauktae (pronounced Tau-Te) is expected to hit southern Gujarat of the country. About Cyclone Tauktae: Cyclone ‘Tauktae‘ name was suggested by Myanmar. Tauktae means a highly vocal lizard gecko. This cyclone has been classified as a very severe cyclonic storm (VSCS). The Cyclone has been developed in the Arabian Sea.… Continue reading “Cyclone Tauktae” expected to hit Gujarat

Implementation of “National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project(NCRMP)”

What is the News? The government of India has informed the Lok Sabha about the implementation of the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project(NCRMP). About National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project(NCRMP): Firstly, it was launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs with the support of the World Bank. It addresses the cyclone risks in the country. Secondly,… Continue reading Implementation of “National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project(NCRMP)”

How Tropical cyclones are formed?

News: Cyclone Burevi has weakened into a deep depression as its interaction with a landmass in Tamil Nadu has slowed its movement and intensity. Cyclonic disturbances are rapid weather systems, which include weather depressions, deep depressions, and tropical cyclones (of severe, very severe, extremely severe, and super cyclonic storms depending on their intensity). What is… Continue reading How Tropical cyclones are formed?

Cyclone Burevi

News: Cyclone Burevi is heading towards the Tamil Nadu(TN) coast after crossing Sri Lanka. Facts: Cyclonic Burevi: It is a tropical cyclone formed over southwest Bay of Bengal.It is expected to bring heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala. Named by: The name “Burevi” was suggested by the Maldives. Additional Facts: Tropical Cyclones:… Continue reading Cyclone Burevi

Cyclone Nivar: All about tropical cyclones

This article has been created based on The Hindu Editorials:  Storm warnings: On weather forecast and Cyclone Nivar appeared on 27th November 2020. Introduction According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar, which crossed the TN coast as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 120 kmph and rain-filled, further weakened as… Continue reading Cyclone Nivar: All about tropical cyclones

Typhoon Goni: Asia’s most powerful tropical storm of 2020?

News: Typhoon Goni has made landfall in the eastern Philippines. Facts: Typhoon Goni: It is a tropical cyclone that recently made landfall as an extremely powerful Category 5–equivalent super typhoon in the Philippines. Additional Facts: Tropical Cyclone: They are violent storms that originate over oceans in tropical areas and move over to the coastal areas… Continue reading Typhoon Goni: Asia’s most powerful tropical storm of 2020?

Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh

Source: Click here News: Cyclone Amphan has intensified into a super cyclonic storm and is expected to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh close to Sundarbans. Facts: Cyclone Amphan: Cyclone Amphan is a tropical cyclone formed over Bay of Bengal that has turned into a super cyclonic storm. The Cyclone Amphan is also the strongest… Continue reading Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh

Cyclones Titli

Context:The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) has termed ‘Titli’, the severe cyclonic storm that devastated Odisha in October, as ‘rarest cyclone’. Note: In October 2018, Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaza had hit coastal areas of Tamil Nadu RIMES The RIMES is an intergovernmental body registered under United Nations. It is owned and managed by… Continue reading Cyclones Titli

Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted

Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted News: The article talks about the hurdles the scientists face in accurately predicting the cyclones along with conditions in Bay of Bengal. Important Facts: 2. Recently cyclone Titli became the third major cyclone to hit the Odisha-Andhra coastal zone in the… Continue reading Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted