Cyclone Biparjoy: Understanding the Impact and Categories of Cyclones

Cyclones are large-scale weather systems characterized by rotating air around a low-pressure center and are accompanied by violent storms and adverse weather conditions

Cyclones can be classified into two main categories: extratropical and tropical cyclones Extratropical cyclones occur outside the tropics and derive their energy from the interactions between warm and cold air masses, while tropical cyclones form in the region between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer and derive their energy from the release of latent heat.

Cyclone Biparjoy recently hit the coast of India and Pakistan, bringing winds up to 78 miles per hour, heavy rain and flooding, and storm surges of up to 3 meters

Climate change is likely to make cyclones more frequent and intense, so it is important to have effective mitigation strategies in place This includes early warning systems, evacuation plans, and infrastructure resilience, as well as investing in climate change adaptation measures.

Understanding the different types of cyclones and their characteristics is essential for effective preparedness and response It is crucial to prioritize sustainable solutions and adaptation strategies to minimize the risks associated with cyclones and protect vulnerable communities.