Cyclone Tauktae

As most of you must have heard or unfortunately gone through the latest cyclones, here’s some news about ’em.

  1. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Tauktae was a powerful tropical cyclone in the Arabian Sea that became the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat since the 1998 Gujarat cyclone and one of the strongest tropical cyclones to ever affect the west coast of India.
  2. The second depression and first extremely severe cyclonic storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Tauktae originated from a tropical disturbance, which was first monitored by the India Meteorological Department on May 13.

3. The Maharashtra government on Thursday approved a Rs 252-crore relief package for people in the coastal districts affected by cyclone Tauktae. The decision was taken in the weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

4.The Rs 252-crore relief amount is more than the central government-fixed norms under the NDRF (National Disaster Response Fund) which would otherwise come to around Rs 72 crore, officials said.

5.The kin of those killed in cyclone-related incidents will get Rs 4 lakh as per NDRF norms and Rs 1 lakh from the state exchequer, the government said.

6.A statement from the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) said financial aid for a completely damaged house will be Rs 1,50,000, while a dwelling suffering 50 per cent damage will get Rs 50,000,

Residents of a house which has suffered 25 per cent destruction will receive Rs 25,000, while a dwelling with 15 per cent harm will get Rs 15,000, the statement said.

7.A damaged slum eligible for rehabilitation will get Rs 15,000, the CMO said.

The government will pay Rs 50,000 per hectare compensation for crop loss, Rs 250 per damaged coconut tree and Rs 50 per arecanut tree (supari)maximum up to 2 hectares, the statement said.

A sum of Rs 5,000 each will be given to per family for damaged caused to clothes and utensils, it said.

Completely damaged fishing boats will get Rs 25,000 each and the partially damaged ones Rs 10,000, the statement said.


Damaged fishing nets will get Rs 5,000 for repairs, it added.

Cyclone Tauktae, which brushed past coastal Maharashtra before making a landfall in Gujarat last week, caused damage to houses, trees and electricity infrastructure.

Read more at:

Cyclone Tauktae is a warning for India’s west coast

  • Climate scientists, including those at IMD, also suggest that the Arabian Sea might see a higher increase in the intensity of cyclones, if not the number, than the Bay of Bengal in the future.
  • India saw its second cyclone in a month as Cyclone Yaas, in the Bay of Bengal, battered the Odisha and West Bengal coast on May 26. To be sure, cyclones in the Bay of Bengal are almost an annual affair.

But Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, which affected almost all states on the western coast earlier this month, was a more uncommon phenomenon.

Not only are cyclones relatively uncommon in the Arabian Sea, Tauktae also intensified rapidly.

This is something the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had not forecast. With the climate crisis, the Arabian Sea could see more such intense cyclonic disturbances going forward, according to experts. An HT analysis shows that this will inflict a far bigger cost on lives and livelihoods than cyclonic activity on India’s eastern coast.

Not only are cyclones relatively uncommon in the Arabian Sea, Tauktae also intensified (measured by the surface wind speed of the storm) rapidly into one of the most severe cyclones in the Arabian Sea in over two decades.

But still after all this, we should know what is the main causes of cyclones. Here’s what it is;

Cyclones are wind storms accompanied with heavy rainfall at low-pressure areas. They are caused due to a continuous process of rising of hot air over the ocean surface. This vacant space is then occupied by the cool air around, which further heats up and rises.

*News info given from Hindustan Times, Jagran English, Economic Times and Google.



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Neel Kamal says:

    Beautifully written article…. if anybody wants to read a different things regarding cyclones

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    1. Aadya singh says:

      Thanks sir!!!

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  3. Yes, saw in UTube 🌷🙏 it very badly affected India’s costal areas !!
    Lucky, people transferred from the affected places 👍🏻🙏🌷

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    1. Aadya singh says:

      So true….. have a nice day and stay safe

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      1. Thanks much and same to you too 🙏

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