The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the pressure over the south-east and south-west Arabian Sea has now transformed into Cyclone Tej. IMD has issued an alert regarding this. According to IMD, a pressure area has formed over west-central Bay of Bengal. It is likely to turn into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours (till the evening of 22 October).
Cyclone will cross Yemen-Oman coasts on October 25
The Meteorological Department has said that the cyclone will cross the Yemen-Oman coasts between Al Ghaida (Yemen) and Salalah (Oman) around the morning of 25 October.
Second cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea this year
IMD had earlier forecast that this cyclone would intensify into a severe cyclone on Sunday and proceed towards the southern shores of Oman and the neighboring Yemen. This will be the second cyclonic storm to hit the Arabian Sea this year, according to IMD. It will be referred to as “Tej” in accordance with the system used to name cyclones in the Indian Ocean region.
Cyclonic storms may deviate from predicted path
However, as was the case with Cyclone “Biparjoy,” meteorologists advise that storms can occasionally veer off the expected course. In June, the Arabian Sea saw the formation of “Biparjoy,” which at first sailed in a northwesterly trajectory. After increasing, it passed towards Mandvi in Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan.
Gujarat, which is in the west, may not be affected by the cyclone because of its quick west-northwest motion, according to IMD. Meanwhile, the weather in Gujarat will remain dry for the next seven days.