Climate change likely driving early arrival of intense tropical cyclones: Study

Updated: Sep 29 2023 4:34PM

New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Climate change may be driving the early arrival of the most intense tropical cyclone season, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

Researchers from Tsinghua University in China and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, US, found that intense tropical cyclones have tended to occur around three days earlier per decade since the 1980s.

The study shows that this seasonal shifting may be related to ocean warming, primarily driven by greenhouse gas emissions.