Pune, November 13: The IMD has recently revealed that the number of cyclones in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal has increased by nearly 11 percent in the last ten years. Also, it has jumped 32 percent in the last five years, according to a Times of India report.
On average, four cyclones affected India each year during this decade (2010-2019), which is higher than the average of three in the previous decade. This year, India was affected by several cyclones, from Pabuk, Fani, Vayu, Kyarr, Maha and Bulbul. Cyclone Bulbul Update: Death Toll Rises to 10 in West Bengal, 2.73 Lakh Families Affected; Mamata Banerjee to Conduct Aerial Survey Tomorrow.
The weather officials have highlighted that the tremendous rise in the numbers is a reason to worry and is a pointer to the effects of global warming. Both in 2018 and 2019, there were seven cyclones each, which is the highest since 1985. Fani Meaning Explained: Here's All About The Name Of The Extremely Severe Cyclone Which Made Landfall in Odisha Today.
The prices of onion across the country have recently shot up as cyclone Maha destroyed the onion belt in Maharashtra and damaged the fresh onion crops, thus affecting the supply. As the effects of cyclone Maha minimised, Bulbul struck. The death toll due to cyclone Bulbul rose to 10 on Sunday in the coast Indian coastal state of West Bengal. More than 2.73 lakh families were also affected by Bulbul in different parts of the state. Two people also lost their lives in Odisha.
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