The cyclones are hitting as India reels from a surge in coronavirus infections that has plunged the healthcare system into crisis and pushed the country's Covid-19 death toll above 300,000.
Cyclones are a regular menace in the northern Indian Ocean but many scientists say they are becoming more frequent and severe as climate change warms sea temperatures.
Cyclone Yaas was powering across the Bay of Bengal and would batter the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal, and also Bangladesh, on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Amitabh Bachchan recently became a victim of Cyclone Tauktae as it hit Mumbai and caused serious damages to the megastar’s property.
The talented artist from India’s Odisha created a sand sculpture urging people to stay safe and avoid panicking amid the ongoing cyclone Taukte.
The UAE’s National Center of Meteorology (NCM) on Tuesday said that Cyclone Tauktae, which has ravaged coastal region of India, will have no effect on the UAE
Authorities warned it could cause extensive damage to flimsy houses and a storm surge could push seawater 25 kilometres inland, flooding cities including Kolkata.
The Meteorological Department has asked local authorities and two ports to raise their highest alert, as the cyclone is expected to unleash a storm surge as high as seven feet (two metres) in coastal districts.
The head of Indonesia’s weather agency (BMKG) said a new cyclone, named Odette, was gaining traction and could hit Lampung province on the island of Sumatra, as well as the provinces of East Java and Central Java and the island of Bali.