The tropical monsoon climate in India from June to September is characterized by the rainy season. This is the expected and forecast period in which more than 80% of the annual rainfall falls.
The rainy season of this year was opened by the approach of the cyclone, forecasts came at the end of May 2020. Therefore, more than 3 million people were evacuated from coastal settlements in advance.
However, the destructive power of Hurricane Amphan on May 21, 2020 could not be predicted. The Amphan Super Cyclone was first registered in the Bay of Bengal in 1999. Today is his second "coming". The main blow of the storm fell on the entire west coast of India and Bangladesh, claimed many lives, devastated the disaster area and caused severe damage to the entire infrastructure.
As you move around the country, the cyclone's strength waned, but it managed to cause an unprecedented level of flooding. The start of the monsoon season flooded all of India with violent thunderstorms, a record rise in rivers, ponds and groundwater pollution.
The activity of the monsoons continues: from the end of May 2020 to June 25, two waves of monsoon activity were observed in most parts of India.
At the end of June 2020, there were only 253,000 flood victims in the state of Assam. More than 11,765 hectares of arable land were found in the flood zone, mainly state tea plantations. The element caused irreparable damage to the tea harvest as Assam produces 50% of all Indian tea. Under water were the best classic Indian varieties of black tea.
Experts estimate that 10 million kilograms of tea could die from flooding in 2020. As a result, tea producers' losses can be around $ 20 million.
Crop losses as a result of the disaster is exacerbated by coronavirus, and the plight of workers in the tea industry, which could lead to higher prices in the tea market.