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Cyclonic Hazards in the Recent Past in Peninsular India


 

Cyclonic storms happen to be a major event in the coastal peninsular of India emerging from the Bay of Bengal and theArabian Sea in recent times. Cyclones generally devastated Odisha and the Indian and Bangladesh coastal region including Sunderbans, and their adjacent areas along the coastal tract of the Bay of Bengal, but on 3 June 2020, Mumbai along with other districts of Maharashtra faced the lashes of cyclonic storms after a gap of 100 years. As a result of rising sea level due to global warming and climate change, the Indian Meteorological Department, after computation of the yearly occurrences of the storms, states that the numbers of severe cyclones increased by 11 percent in the last decades in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Further, the Indian Meteorological Department alerts the inhabitants living in the coastal stretch across the Indian peninsula for frequent occurrences of severe cyclones with 32 percent rise in the last five years duration in the Bay of Bengal andArabian Sea.

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Climate Change, Cyclonic Hazards, Bulbul, Amphan, Nisarga, Nivar, Burevi, El Niño-La Niña Phenomena.
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Cyclonic storms happen to be a major event in the coastal peninsular of India emerging from the Bay of Bengal and theArabian Sea in recent times. Cyclones generally devastated Odisha and the Indian and Bangladesh coastal region including Sunderbans, and their adjacent areas along the coastal tract of the Bay of Bengal, but on 3 June 2020, Mumbai along with other districts of Maharashtra faced the lashes of cyclonic storms after a gap of 100 years. As a result of rising sea level due to global warming and climate change, the Indian Meteorological Department, after computation of the yearly occurrences of the storms, states that the numbers of severe cyclones increased by 11 percent in the last decades in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Further, the Indian Meteorological Department alerts the inhabitants living in the coastal stretch across the Indian peninsula for frequent occurrences of severe cyclones with 32 percent rise in the last five years duration in the Bay of Bengal andArabian Sea.

Keywords


Climate Change, Cyclonic Hazards, Bulbul, Amphan, Nisarga, Nivar, Burevi, El Niño-La Niña Phenomena.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21843/reas%2F2020%2F1-15%2F209270