Cyclone Alert for Mumbai as IMD Warns of Developing Storm in Arabian Sea
Mumbai is on high alert as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues a warning about a possible cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea. The IMD’s update on Monday revealed that a low-pressure area might form in the southeast Arabian Sea within the next 48 hours.
This time of year, from October to December, is known for cyclone development in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea due to warm ocean temperatures. If a tropical storm forms, it will be named “Tej” according to the naming convention for Indian Ocean cyclones.
In 2022, no tropical storm formed in the Arabian Sea during the post-monsoon season, while the Bay of Bengal experienced two: Sitrang and Mandous.
Cyclones in the Arabian Sea often have unpredictable paths and timings, according to Skymet Weather. They usually head towards Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, Yemen, and Oman, but sometimes they veer towards the Gujarat and Pakistan coastline.
Meanwhile, Mumbai saw a high temperature of 36.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the hottest October day this year so far. The Santacruz observatory recorded this temperature for Mumbai’s suburbs, while the Colaba observatory noted 33.2 degrees Celsius for the island city.