Forecasting Tropical Cyclones

The entire Indian coastline is affected by tropical cyclones with varying frequency and intensity. North Indian Ocean (the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea) generates 7 per cent of the world’s tropical cyclones.

Abstract: There has been a paradigm shift in cyclone warning services in India due to the modernisation programme and other initiatives taken by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Inputs from M Mohapatra, Head (RSMC), India Meteorological Department, New Delhi.