Not first time….infact common in cyclone prone areas. Costal India has very little cyclones compared to some other parts of world. Wind direction plays a key role in this and for India, Eastern ghats and Western ghats acts as a barrier and our monsoons are from Indian Ocean via Kerala belt. Eppudo rare scenarios lo Bay of Bengal lo depression vastundi extended from Australia/Indonesia region …vachinaa mana daaka raadu. Vachina very low compared to other parts of world.
For example, Caribbean, Cuba, Mexico, South Eastern USA etc. Hot air from these regions are attracted by depression formed by colder air in Northern US and Canada regions and these depressions are stronger and hence powerful Cyclones and Tornadoes in North American continent.
We have similar topography but only difference is, Arravali range in North west and Vindhyachal range in Central India block the cold air depressions and hence we have little to less Cyclones and Tornadoes.
But there are scenarios like El Niño and La Niña which cause unusual and unnatural phenomena and hence some unusual climate conditions.