India, July 3 -- The Bay of Bengal region was struck by 41 severe cyclonic storms and 21 cyclonic storms in May between 1891 and 2018

West Bengal is one of the most climatically vulnerable states of India - with a history of a high number of severe cyclones in the Bay of Bengal coast, severe thunderstorms, a high sea-level rise and projected flood risk. These observations were pointed out in India's first official climate assessment report.

The Bay of Bengal region was struck by the highest number of cyclones in May and November according to the long-term analysis between 1891 and 2018, revealed the report Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region. It was released by the Ministry of Earth Sciences recently.

The region was hit...