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Supecyclones may have much more devastating impact in India in future: Study

Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK examined the 2020 Super Cyclone Amphan - the most costly cyclone to make landfall in South Asia -- and predicted its implications under several scenarios of sea-level rise caused by global warming.
The researchers used sophisticated climate model projections to anticipate the scale of those affected by cyclones in the rest of this century.(PTI)
The researchers used sophisticated climate model projections to anticipate the scale of those affected by cyclones in the rest of this century.(PTI)
Published on May 27, 2022 07:04 PM IST
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Cyclone Asani likely to touch Andhra coast, set to weaken today: IMD

The cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rainfall and extremely strong winds along the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts on Wednesday. There will be heavy rainfall at isolate places in coastal West Bengal as well.
Workers cover a cart with a plastic sheet while commuting amid heavy rainfall in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI)
Workers cover a cart with a plastic sheet while commuting amid heavy rainfall in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on May 11, 2022 04:39 AM IST
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Cyclone Asani: Relief team in Odisha; trees uprooted in Andhra Pradesh

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest update on Twitter said that the severe cyclonic storm Asani lay about 390km southeast of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh at 5.30pm Monday, and is “likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours”.
Rain has started in Odisha's Bhadrak region due to the effects of cyclone Asani. (ANI Photo)
Rain has started in Odisha's Bhadrak region due to the effects of cyclone Asani. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 09, 2022 10:04 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Cyclone Asani has intensified but landfall unlikely, says Weather Department

Asani, which means wrath in Sinhalese, moved northwestwards on Sunday and lay centered about 500 km west of Port Blair.
NDRF team clearing trees in vulnerable areas as a precautionary measure for the Cyclone Asani, in Andaman on Sunday. (ANI)
NDRF team clearing trees in vulnerable areas as a precautionary measure for the Cyclone Asani, in Andaman on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2022 04:43 AM IST
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Leaves of all Kolkata corporation staff to be cancelled amid cyclone Asani alert

  • Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim said that the city administration is using lessons learnt from the effects of cyclone Amphan in May 2020 to take measures in wake of cyclone Asani, including keeping electric saws, earthmovers, cranes on standby to clear blockades caused by uprooted trees and other debris.
Cyclone Asani is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm later on Sunday, May 8, 2022, according to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) forecast.(PTI)
Cyclone Asani is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm later on Sunday, May 8, 2022, according to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) forecast.(PTI)
Published on May 08, 2022 04:21 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
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