At 11.30 p.m. on Tuesday, a cyclonic storm developed over the adjacent southeast Arabian Sea and east-central Arabian Sea.
It has a good chance of moving almost northward and strengthening into a powerful cyclonic storm.
"The cyclonic storm 'Biparjoy' (pronounce it 'Biporjoy') over east central and adjacent southeast Arabian Sea remained nearly stationary over recent three hours.
It is anticipated that gale winds with speeds ranging from 80-90 km/h to 100 km/h would dominate over the eastcentral Arabian Sea and the surrounding regions of the westcentral and southeast Arabian Sea.
According to the IMD, Cyclone Biparjoy's strength, where it formed in the Arabian Sea, and its subsequent movement are likely to have an impact on when Kerala will begin to experience the southwest monsoon.
This is the second storm to develop in the North Indian Ocean in the last three weeks.
When Cyclone Mocha, which originated in the Bay of Bengal, hit Bangladesh and Myanmar, it wreaked havoc.
Cyclone Yaas emerged in 2021 as the monsoon season began.
By chasing away moisture, it will postpone the arrival of the monsoon over Kerala.
Biparjoy is not predicted to cause significant damage to the Indian shore, unlike past Arabian Sea storms like the super cyclone Nisarga in 2020 or the extremely dangerous cyclone Tauktae in 2021.