India is bracing for its second cyclone in May even as the severe Tauktae sprays the northwestern and central parts of the country with a final smattering of rain after weeks of lashing waves and violent storms along the Arabian Sea coast.


  1. Cyclone Yaasnamed by Oman after the Jasmine tree—is likely to brew over the opposite side of the peninsula, with a low-pressure area having already formed over east-central Bay of Bengal and will then concentrate into a depression, according to the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) briefing on 22 May 2021.
  2. Yaas is then likely to move north-northwestwards and strengthen into a severe cyclonic storm by May 24 and a very severe cyclone in the next 24 hours.
  3. The National Disaster Response Force has already deployed 65 teams in service of managing the weather event, with another 20 teams on standby.
  4. Cyclone Yaas is unlikely to rival last May’s super cyclone Amphan, which was also incidentally accompanied by cyclone Nisarga in the west, IMD meteorologists said.