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Director General of Meteorological Department Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that since 1990, four cyclonic storms have been formed every year in the East and West Sea. In such a situation, it is now normal to have five storms in a year.
The first storm of 2020 was Amfan which rose from the Bay of Bengal and then turned into a super cyclonic storm. It was the most powerful storm after the super cyclonic storm in Odisha in 1999. Amfan caused havoc in West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh. 15 days after Amfan, a natural storm arose from the Arabian Sea. It collided with Alibaug near Mumbai and helped in normal arrival of monsoon in Kerala.
Three storms in a month
A total of three storms occurred in the last one month. Two of which rose in the Bay of Bengal and one in the Arabian Sea. The cyclonic storm turned into a very severe storm and affected the western coasts. At the same time, a very severe cyclonic storm which hit the Bay of Bengal hit the coast of Tamil Nadu, becoming a very severe cyclone. In the last week of the month, Cyclone Burwee also rose from the Bay of Bengal.
Buravi was weakened as soon as he passed through Tamil Nadu
Cyclonic storm Buravi, which rose from the Bay of Bengal, weakened in the Gulf of Mannar as it passed through the southern coast of Tamil Nadu. According to the Meteorological Department, however, the sky will be cloudy during this period and many coastal districts may receive rain in the next two days.