Natural Disasters

What is so strange about Cyclone Gulaab?

Why did Cyclone Gulaab form over both Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea?

 
By DTE Staff
Published: Thursday 07 October 2021

Between 1891 and 2020 only 50 cyclones have formed in September in the Indian subcontinent. They are mainly formed in October and November —  the main cyclone-regenerating months.

Since cyclones started getting officially monitored in 1975, only 11 have formed in September: Six in the Bay of Bengal and five in the Arabian Sea. But cyclone ‘Gulaab’ achieved the rare feat of forming over both.

Watch the video to know how and why.

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