India, April 2 -- While tornadoes mostly occur in India's eastern states, some have been reported in the northwest regions as well

Around 3:30 pm on March 31, 2024, a deadly tornado struck the Mainaguri area of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal for 10 minutes and killed five people and injured over a 100.

In recent years, an increasing number of tornadoes have formed across India and caused destruction. A warming Bay of Bengal and land, along with anomalous wind patterns could be a reason behind this.

A tornado is a land-based vertical column of violently rotating air that forms from a thunderstorm to the ground. It can have wind speeds in the range of 105-322 kilometres per hour, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) of the...