Cyclones in India
- Tropical cyclones are violent storms that originate over oceans in tropical areas.
- They are responsible for bringing large-scale destruction in coastal areas lying between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn.
- They are known by different names in various regions, such as Hurricanes in America, Willy-willies in Australia, Typhoons in China, and Cyclones in India.
Favorable conditions for the formation of Tropical Cyclones
- Continuous supply of moisture
- Warm Oceans
- Presence of Coriolis force
- Presence of a weak low-pressure zone
- Presence of upper air circulation
Read about: Cyclone Mandous
Formation of a Tropical Cyclone
The Bay of Bengal experiences more cyclones than the Arabian Sea
- Temperature difference among the seas
- The Bay of Bengal has a higher concentration of surrounding landmasses than the Arabian Sea
- More freshwater from the rivers discharges into the Bay of Bengal than the Arabian Sea
- Cyclones from Pacific Ocean hit the coasts of Bay of Bengal
- Cyclones in the Arabian Sea