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11/06/2019 - Geography

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June 11, 2019
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How does Cyclone Vayu interfere with progression of Southwest monsoon? Discuss its consequences (200 Words)

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IAS Parliament 2 months

KEY POINTS

Cyclone Vayu – it is still to develop into a cyclone and is only a deep depression as of now – is currently positioned around 250 km northwest of Aminidivi island in Lakshadweep.

Monsoon worries

·        Vayu is likely to halt the northward progression of the monsoon for a few days. The arrival of the monsoon has already been delayed, hitting the Kerala coast on June 8 instead of June 1.

·        The cyclone is expected to interfere with normal progression, by sucking all the moisture from the monsoon winds towards itself.

·        The low-pressure area at the centre of the cyclone is far more powerful than any local system that can pull the monsoon winds moving northeast.

·        So, the northward progress, especially in interior areas, would not be possible till the cyclone dissipates.

·        What this means is that the places where the monsoon has already reached would continue to get rain, mainly along the western coastline, but other areas would have to wait a little longer.

Consequences

·        Increased dryness India in addition to the delayed monsoon.

·        Prediction of monsoon becomes complex.

·        Crops based on the arrival of monsoon will have lower yield.

·        Decrease in intensity of the monsoon rainfall.

·        Prediction of inflation on food crops become complex.

shantun sinsinwar 2 months

Please review 

IAS Parliament 2 months

Good answer. Monsoon is caused due to the Mascarene high pressure cell, near Africa and ITCZ, also the monsoon comes from south westerly direction, hence the name. Keep Writing.

Nandadeep 2 months

Kindly review.Thanks

IAS Parliament 2 months

Try to include specific about prediction of food inflation, cropping pattern etc. Keep Writing.

DIPANJAN HAZRA 2 months

please review

IAS Parliament 2 months

Good answer. Keep Writing.

K. V. A 3 months

Pls review

IAS Parliament 3 months

Good answer. Keep Writing.

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