Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga was the strongest cyclone to strike the Indian state of Maharashtra in the month of June since 1891. The second named cyclone of the annual cyclone season, Nisarga originated as a depression in the Arabian Sea and moved generally northward. On 2 June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) upgraded the system to a cyclonic storm, assigning the name Nisarga. On the next day, Nisarga further intensified to a severe cyclonic storm and turned to the northeast, ultimately made landfall south of Mumbai. Nisarga weakened once inland and dissipated on 4 June.