India’s coastal areas are currently under the threat of an unusual meteorological phenomenon as twin cyclonic storms, Cyclone Tej and Cyclone Hamoon, brew in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings and provided essential information about these developing weather systems.
Cyclone Tej, which is gaining strength over the southwest Arabian Sea, has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm, as reported by the IMD. Meanwhile, Cyclone Hamoon is forming in the Bay of Bengal.
Hamoon is a name given by Iran, derived from a Persian word that describes inland desert lakes or marshlands formed as natural seasonal reservoirs in areas adjacent to the Helmand basin.
As of the latest information, Cyclone Hamoon is currently centered approximately 400 kilometers from Odisha’s Paradip and about 550 kilometers south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal. The IMD predicts that it will make landfall on the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around the evening of October 25 as a deep depression.
Cyclone Tej, on the other hand, is projected to cross over the Yemen-Oman coasts between Al Ghaidah in Yemen and Salalah in Oman in the early hours of October 25.
In light of the impending cyclonic threats, the weather department has issued advisories and warnings, particularly for fishermen and residents in coastal areas. They are urged not to venture out during this period, prioritizing their safety.
This situation follows the occurrence of Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ in June, originating in the Arabian Sea and causing significant damage as it tore through Kutch and parts of Saurashtra in Gujarat. Such twin cyclonic storms are a rare meteorological event and require vigilant monitoring and preparedness from authorities and residents in the affected regions.
The IMD and relevant government agencies will continue to provide updates and guidance as these cyclonic systems progress. Residents in the coastal regions are advised to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this unique weather phenomenon.
As India faces the potential impacts of twin cyclonic storms, the importance of early warning systems and preparedness measures cannot be overstated. The safety and well-being of the affected communities are of paramount concern, and all necessary actions will be taken to minimize risks and protect lives and property.
Sources By Agencies