India, Pakistan hit the strongest cyclone since 1998 (Tauktae), 208 killed and missing, the next deadly cyclone (Yass) is forecasted!

Early this week, Cyclone Tauktae hit western India and SE Pakistan, with expected extremely dangerous conditions and then remnants of the system continued above Delhi region, where similarly such as in western coast, rainfall records were observed.

Tauktae is the strongest cyclone which hit Gujarat region, India and southeastern Pakistan since 1998 and simultaneously one of the strongest cyclones to ever affect the west coast of India.

With 1-minnute sustained winds up to 220 km/h such as Category 4 cyclone caused 127 dead and 81 missing.

Pressure in the middle of the system dropped into 950 hPa during maximum development.

More than 2 billions damages are estimated.

Between affected countries are considered India (Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Daman,Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra,  Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana), Maldives, Pakistan (Sindh) and Sri Lanka.

Superstorm hit all western coast of India, including Mumbai region, in Karachi, Pakistan, it caused powerful duststorm.

Later, in Delhi, the highest May 24-hour rainfall in history, 119,3 mm was measured and May 2021 thanks to cyclone appears such as the coldest since 1951 (in 70 years).

Currently, the next significant tropical threat, Cyclone Yass, is forecasted to hit mainly Bengal and Orissa States, India.

On the other hand, humidity from the system should help to stabilize COVID-19 situation in some regions, because in more humid weather, lesser number of cases is registered worldwide.

In materials below you should look videos or find additional information about Tauktae and Yass.

According to long-term forecasts, powerful cyclone season is forecasted for southern Asia / Increased monsoon activity in monsoon Asia is associated wit ongoing La nina event /
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