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Highest number of cyclones likely in Bay of Bengal in three years

December 7, 2016 1:49 PM |

Highest number of cyclones to occur in Bay of Bengal in a decadeThe year of 2016 has been quite eventful in terms of weather. While the country witnessed severe weather during the summer, the Southwest Monsoon gave good rains over many parts of India during its stay.

The Northeast Monsoon remained subdued throughout the season. However, several weather systems that developed in the Bay of Bengal revived hopes of some good rains over parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and other areas of Peninsular India.

Out of these weather systems, two developed into cyclonic storms. The first one was Kyant, which formed during the last few days of October. The system had given a few good spells of rain over the East Coast.

Then followed Cyclone Nada which had given good rains over Chennai and other areas of Tamil Nadu. The weather system also resulted in some good spells of rains over Bengaluru and other parts of Peninsular India.

Now, a potential cyclone is brewing in the Bay of Bengal which at present is a depression. The system is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 48 hours and will be named as Vardah.

This is the first time in the last three years that three cyclones will develop in the Bay of Bengal in one year during the Northeast Monsoon season. Last year, not even a single cyclone had formed in the Bay during the Northeast Monsoon season. Cyclone Komen which had developed was in the month of July, which happens to fall in the Southwest Monsoon season.

Usually, both Northeast and Southwest Monsoon seasons witness cyclones. However, this year it is the Northeast Monsoon which has been the host to three cyclones. The point to be noted here is that even after three cyclone formation, Northeast Monsoon remains deficient.

As far as other regions of the world are concerned, the Atlantic Hurricane season which ended on November 30 has been the most active in the last four years with at least fifteen named storms out of which there were seven hurricanes.

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