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Experts differ on link between cyclone numbers in India and climate change

While some cite rising sea surface temperature for the frequency in events, others point to negligible deviation in rain, drought and cyclones during the past 100 years

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Climate Change | Global Warming | Arabian Sea

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 



Sea waves near the Gateway of India as cyclone Tauktae hit the coast of Mumbai on Monday. Photo: PTI
Sea waves near the Gateway of India as cyclone Tauktae hits the coast of Mumbai. Photo: PTI

India has been hit by two massive cyclones within a month on both, its western and eastern Coasts. Apart from taking human lives and damaging property the events have also sparked a debate among climatologists and meteorologists about the reasons behind the growing frequency of such extreme weather phenomena.

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First Published: Wed, May 26 2021. 15:15 IST

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