The next two days are crucial, the IMD warns Mumbai, and the city will see cooler nights

Mumbai is now on cyclone alert after a warning from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) about weather changes in Maharashtra city as a result of a potential cyclonic storm that is anticipated to form in the Arabian Sea. There isn’t a cyclone in the Arabian Sea right now, but meteorologists are keeping an eye on a low-pressure system that may become one in the coming days. In the event that Cyclone Tej forms, Mumbai, Pune, and the South Konkan districts are expected to experience meteorological changes.

In the next 48 hours, a low-pressure region is expected to form over the southeast and adjacent east-central Arabian Sea, according to the IMD’s weather bulletin. Around October 21, this region of low pressure has the potential to develop into a cyclonic storm over the middle Arabian Sea. According to a system used for naming cyclones in the Indian Ocean, if a tropical storm develops in the Indian Seas, it will be given the name “Tej.”

Prepare for chilly evenings in Mumbai.
The cyclonic disturbance is also likely to cause nighttime lows of 22–23 degrees Celsius in Mumbai and other parts of the state.

Temperatures in Pune, a nearby city, will similarly drop; projections indicate a range of 16–17 degrees Celsius between October 22–25. On the other side, the storm may bring rain to the South Konkan.

Mumbai, in contrast, saw a maximum temperature of 36.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which is the highest reading for the month of October so far this year. The weather forecasting organization said that the Santacruz observatory of the IMD, which monitors temperature and other meteorological indicators for Mumbai’s suburbs, had recorded a 36.4 degree Celsius temperature.

The IMD stated that the greatest temperature recorded at the Colaba observatory, which monitors temperature and other meteorological factors for the island city, was 33.2 degrees Celsius.

A misty blanket covers Mumbai.
On Wednesday, a misty blanket covered Mumbai, lowering the city’s air quality to the “moderate” level according to the Air Quality Index (AQI). According to authorities, the phenomena has been present for the last three to four days.

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), which is run by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, said that the PM10 level in Mumbai’s air was 143 around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, compared to 122 in Delhi.

In the Arabian Sea, cyclones
According to Skymet Weather, cyclones in the Arabian Sea have a history of having erratic paths and timing.

The favored paths of the cyclones after they are over the center of the Arabian Sea are towards Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, Yemen, and Oman. However, in rare occasions, these cyclones do a U-turn and move closer to the coastlines of Pakistan and Gujarat, according to Skymet.

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