Cyclone Yaas Update: India, facing the outbreak of the second wave of Corona epidemic, is also facing natural disaster. The coastal areas of India have suffered two cyclones in the last fortnight. Cyclone Yas has wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of Odisha. Yas cyclone hit Odisha coast at a speed of 130 to 140 kmph. This cyclone has caused a lot of damage in the coastal areas of Odisha. Millions of people have been affected by this cyclone.
Last week, Cyclone Tout caused havoc in the coastal areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Director General of Meteorological Department, Dr. Mahapatra warned in conversation with NDTV that the frequency of high intensity cyclone in Arabian Sea has increased. There is a fear among people that this trend of cyclone will continue. The question is also arising whether climate change is the reason for the increase in the frequency of the cyclone.
Dr. Mahapatra said, “I am a member of an international committee of scientists. We have studied the cyclone, in which we found that the frequency of high intensity cyclones in the Arabian Sea has been increasing since 1990. We cannot directly attribute the increase in frequency of high intensity cyclones in the Arabian Sea to climate change, but climate change can also be a reason for this.
The frequency of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal has not changed. In the Bay of Bengal, due to the cyclones hitting the coast, the losses in the coastal areas are increasing. Dr. Mahapatra said that we have to prepare extensively to deal with the increase in intensity of cyclones in the coastal areas of India connected to Arabian Sea. In this episode, we are developing the early warning system.