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Sea temperature linked to back-to-back cyclones, Yaas landfall awaited

Sea Surface Temperature over Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal have been ruling at over 31-32°C which is higher than threshold limit of 28°C just before formation of cyclones

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Cyclone | Bay of Bengal | Rainfall

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 



Cyclone Yaas
Rough sea in the Bay of Bengal ahead of Cyclone Yaas landfall, at Digha in East Midnapore district (Photo: PTI)

The quick succession with which Tauktae and Yaas have hit the western and eastern coasts of India has baffled scientists and meteorologists, with many blaming the phenomenon on the speed at which Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) have risen first, over the Arabian Sea and thereafter over .

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First Published: Tue, May 25 2021. 19:58 IST

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