New Delhi: The frequency of cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased by 52 percent between 1982 and 2019 and by 150 percent as compared to the previous two decades. This is stated in a recent study. At the same time, there has been some reduction in the frequency of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal during the same period.
Study co-author M.K. Roxy said the increase in cyclone events in the Arabian Sea is largely due to rising ocean temperatures and increased warming due to climate change. “There has been a 52 percent increase in the number of cyclones in the Arabian Sea. At the same time, there has been an increase of 150 percent in the number of very severe cyclones. At the same time, there has been a decrease of eight percent in the number of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal between 1982 and 2019.
This study was conducted by Megha Deshpande, Vineet Kumar Singh, Mano Kranti Gandhi, M.K. Roxy, R. Emmanuel, and Umesh Kumar. Roxy reported that the duration of cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased by 80 percent over the past two decades. The duration of extremely severe cyclones has increased by 260 percent. However, there has been no significant change in the duration of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal.