Consider the following cyclones:

  1. Roanu
  2. Hudhud
  3. Nilofar
  4. Chapala

Which of the above caused damage to eastern coast of India in recent years?

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

  • Nilofar was cyclone observed in the Arabian Sea in October 2014
  • Cyclone Roanu was observed recently in Indian Ocean in May 2016 and it caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh 
  • Hudhud was a strong tropical cyclone observed in October 2014 that caused extensive damage and loss of life in eastern India
  • Cyclone Chapala was observed in Arabian Sea in 2015 environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

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