Most cyclonic storms hit India's eastern coast due to "these reasons"
The Bay of Bengal is very sensitive for super cyclone
MAY 22 (WTN) - Super Cyclone Amfan has now weakened after devastating the two eastern states of India, West Bengal and Odisha. By the way, you get information about the cyclone from the news and social media. But have you ever considered why most of the cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal, i.e., on the east coast of India?
First of all, for your information, let's know that a tropical cyclone is a hurricane, which comes with a huge low pressure center and heavy thunderstorms. Due to their arrival, the conditions of strong wind and torrential rain are created.
Let's know that 86 percent cyclonic storms and 77 percent severe cyclones of the last 120 years have come in the Bay of Bengal alone. According to the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project, between 1891 and 2000, 308 storms have hit the east coast of India. At the same time, only 48 storms occurred on the west coast. According to Indian Meteorological Department records, an average of four of the five storms that hit India hit the eastern shores.
In fact, due to more storms in the Bay of Bengal on the east coast of India than the Arabian Sea on the west coast of India, the most important reason for wind storms. Explain that the Arabian Sea remains colder than the Bay of Bengal. According to weather experts, the warm ocean has more storms than the cold ocean.
According to the information, in addition to the storms originating from the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, the storms scattered from the northwest Pacific reach the Bay of Bengal via the South China Sea. This is the reason that there is always storm pressure on the east coast of the country.
At the same time, another reason is that the land lying on the eastern coast is more flat than the land lying on the west coast. And for this reason, storms hitting the east coast do not turn. But at the same time, the direction of storms on the western coasts often changes. For this reason, the storms in the Bay of Bengal have been more destructive so far.
For your information, let's know that 26 of the 36 deadliest tropical cyclones in history have come in the Bay of Bengal alone. Whenever a cyclonic storm occurs in the Bay of Bengal, the state of Odisha is affected the most. But at the same time, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have also been affected by this.
Now, let's talk about the Arabian Sea, so for your information, let's know that storms also form in the Arabian Sea, but these storms leave the west coast of India and move towards the north-west direction. At the same time, for your information, let's know that the storms on the east coast are stronger than the storms formed on the west coast.