Cyclone AMPHAN has developed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

The reasons including high Sea Surface Temperature, low Vertical Shear Winds, and enough Moisture in the middle layers of the atmosphere led to the intensification of the cyclone.
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Updated: May 19,2020 06:39:44 pm

Cyclone AMPHAN has developed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

19 May 2020 Current Affairs:The India Meteorological Department (IMD) alerted Cyclone "AMPHAN" which has developed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal on 19 May. The intensification of the storm from category I cyclone to category V in less than 18 hours.

Highlights:
♦ Cyclone AMPHAN is linked with climate change. 
♦ The reasons including high Sea Surface Temperature, low Vertical Shear Winds, and enough Moisture in the middle layers of the atmosphere led to the intensification of the cyclone.
♦ Amphan is the first super cyclone to hit the North-eastern region of Bangladesh and the Khulna-Chattogram region in the past 20 years since a super cyclone-hit Odisha in 1999 causing widespread damage and loss of life.

What are cyclones?
Cyclones are a large scale air mass that rotates about a center of low atmospheric pressure. It rotates counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere around a low-pressure center. 
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