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Cyclone Warning Services )
coastal belt of India is very vulnerable to the deadly storms known
as tropical cyclones. About 4 to 6 such storms originate in the Bay of
Bengal and the Arabian Sea every year.Tropical cyclones, which are
characterised by torrential rain, gales and storm surges, cause heavy
loss of human lives and destruction of property. They also result in
extensive damage to standing crops and loss of cattle.
has always been the endeavour of the India Meteorological Department
to minimise the losses of life and property due to tropical cyclones
by providing early warnings. Cyclone warning is one of the most
important functions of IMD. The cyclone warning service of IMD is more
than a century old.