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Cyclone formation over Arabian Sea may bring heavy rain in Mumbai on May 31

The second formation is likely to turn the region into a low-pressure area and could bring rain along the coast. So far, no warnings have been issued by the IMD.

Cyclone formation over Arabian Sea may bring heavy rain in Mumbai on May 31
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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Monday, said that a cyclonic circulation is ongoing over the southwest Arabian Sea. Furthermore, it had warned that low-pressure is likely to develop over Southwest Arabian sea and adjoining areas. However, due to all Mumbai is unlikely to be affected by the cyclonic circulation. Only Fishermen have been cautioned to not to venture into the deep-sea fishing till June 4.

Now, a report by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) published on Wednesday reads, "The cyclonic circulation over southwest Arabian Sea now lies over west-central and adjoining south-west the Arabian Sea extending up to mid-tropospheric levels. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to form over the same region around May 29."

It further goes on to add that, "It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over the same region during the subsequent 48 hours". The weather over the rest of the Arabian Sea will be seasonal.

While the first formation may not affect Mumbai, but the second formation, which is expected around May 31 towards the southeast Arabian Sea, could bring rain to the coast. 

The report by the IMD published on Wednesday reads, "The cyclonic circulation over southwest Arabian Sea now lies over west-central and adjoining south-west the Arabian Sea extending upto mid-tropospheric levels. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to form over the same region around May 29."

Mahesh Palawat, VP, Meteorology and Climate Change, Skymet Weather Services told the Times of India that the rains and winds will increase along coastal Karnataka, Maharashtra and south Gujarat.

Earlier, the meteorological department had forecasted pre-monsoon rains across the state on June 1 and 2. It is expected that the state will receive more than its average rainfall this year. As per the IMD, this year, monsoon will begin June 11 onwards in the state and will return period is expected to begin October 8 onwards.

Usually, the onset of monsoon in Mumbai is expected on June 11. However, last year, the monsoon was delayed and arrived only on June 25.

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