Which one of the following places is unlikely to be affected by a cyclone?
$(i)$. Chennai
$(ii)$. Mangaluru (Mangalore)
$(iii)$. Amritsar
$(iv)$. Puri

AcademicPhysicsNCERTClass 7

The correct answer is $(iii)$. Amritsar


Given places are: $(i)$. Chennai, $(ii)$. Mangaluru $(Mangalore)$, $(iii)$. Amritsar,  $(iv)$. Puri

Cyclones affect only coastal areas. Coastal areas are those which are located along the seashore. 

There are nine coastal states in India as follows-

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal.

The following places are likely to be affected by a cyclone:

  • Chennai is a coastal city in the state of Tamil Nadu and is situated on the coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal.
  • Mangaluru $(Mangalore)$ is a coastal city in Karnataka located between the Arabian sea and the Western Ghats.
  • Puri is a coastal city in Odisha situated on the Bay of Bengal.


Among the given places, only Amritsar is located far away from the sea. So, Amritsar is not a coastal area. Therefore, Amritsar is unlikely to be affected by a cyclone.

So, option $(iii)$ is correct.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:25:51