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List of Cyclones in India
A tropical cyclone is a fast-rotating storm system having a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain or squalls.
List of Cyclones in India
1. Cyclone Tauktae
It is the first cyclonic storm of 2021 that emerged from the Arabian Sea. It hit southern Gujarat on 17 May 2021 and is classified as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS). Warnings were issued for Porbandar, Amreli, Junagarh, Gir Somnath, and coastal Ahmedabad districts while Junagarh, Gir Somnath and Amreli are on alert.
Mumbai airport was closed till 2 p.m. on 17 May 2021 after the city experienced rainfall and gusty winds. Mumbai’s s Bandra-Worli sea link was closed. Also, five temporary shelters were put up in Mumbai’s 24 wards and three NDRF teams are on alert.
2. Cyclone Yaas
The cyclonic storm, Cyclone Yaas, formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit West Bengal and adjoining Odisha coasts in May 2021. The name of the cyclone is given by Oman. Deep Depression over East-central Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ and about 600 km of Port Blair.
3. Cyclone Nisarga
Cyclone Nisarga was the second pre-monsoon cyclone that emerged from the Arabian Sea. It hit Alibag in Mumbai and weakened in 6 hours. It was the first cyclone to impact Mumbai since Phyan of 2009. The cyclone caused 6 deaths and 16 injuries in Maharashtra.
4. Cyclone Amphan
Cyclone Amphan was a powerful tropical cyclone that led to the destruction of lives and property in the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal. Cyclone Amphan was the first pre-monsoon super cyclone of this century that emerged from the Bay of Bengal.
5. Cyclone Kyarr
Cyclone Kyarr was the second-strongest tropical cyclone since cyclone Gonu in 2007. Cyclone Kyarr developed in the Arabian Sea and moved towards the Gulf of Aden from the Indian coast. It hit Western India, Oman, UAE, Socotra and Somalia.
6. Cyclone Maha
Cyclone Maha was an extremely severe cyclonic storm that became very intense while moving parallel to the Indian coast. The cyclone weakened when it approached Gujarat. Cyclone Maha made landfall near Gujarat as a depression that weakened afterward.
7. Cyclone Vayu
Cyclone Vayu emerged from the Arabian Sea and was a very severe cyclonic storm that caused moderate damage to lives and property in the state of Gujarat. Cyclone Vayu was the strongest cyclone that hit the state since the 1998 Gujarat Cyclone. Along with India, cyclone Vayu also affected Maldives, Pakistan and Oman.
8. Cyclon Hikka
Cyclone Hikka emerged from the Arabian Sea and turned intense and hit Oman. In 2019, 4 cyclones emerged from the Arabian Sea– Kyarr, Maha, Vayu, and Hikka.
9. Cyclone Fani
Cyclone Fani was the strongest tropical storm that hit Odisha since the 1998 Odisha Cyclone. Cyclone Fani emerged from the Indian Ocean and caused huge destruction of lives and property in Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and East India. Outside India, it hit Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
10. BOB 03
A depression was formed in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Meteorological Department named it BOB 03. The very next day after the identification, the BOB 03 hit the north Odisha-West Bengal coastline and caused huge destruction of lives and property.
11. Cyclone Bulbul
Cyclone Bulbul was a very severe cyclonic storm that hit West Bengal in India. It caused huge rainfall, floods, etc. that resulted in the destruction of lives and property. Outside India, it hit Bangladesh.
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