Highlights: ‘Worst has passed’, says NDRF chief on Cyclone Nisarga situation
Cyclone Nisarga made landfall at 11.30 am today morning south of Alibag in Maharastra’s Raigad district with strong winds of 120 to 140kmph, higher than expected, making it the second severe cyclone to hit Mumbai since 1961.
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Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Mahasrashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon.
It then crossed Maharashtra's coast, with its path veering to the east of Mumbai and its power expected to weaken by Wednesday night, they added.
The cyclone brought heavy rainfall -- with winds of 100-110 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 120 kph. Mumbai experienced downpours throughout the afternoon, with strong winds toppling trees in some cases.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan said that 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot so far and 21 teams of the response force have been deployed in Maharashtra, whereas 22 teams have been deployed in the state of Gujarat.
Cyclone moving North-northeastwards towards Maharashtra coast
Cyclone Nisarga which is intensifying is moving north-northeastwards with a speed of 12kmph towards the Maharashtra coast, the India Meteorological Department said.
Trains departing from Mumbai Terminal rescheduled ahead of Cyclone Nisarga's impact
Five trains that were scheduled to depart from Mumbai Terminal have been rescheduled as Cyclone Nisarga is intensifying into a severe cyclonic storm. while 2 trains that were scheduled to arrive at the terminal will be suitably regulated and one other train has been diverted, says Indian Railways, reports ANI.
5 trains that were to depart from Mumbai Terminal have been rescheduled, while 2 trains that were scheduled to arrive at Mumbai Terminal to be suitably regulated and one train has been diverted: Indian Railways. #CycloneNisarga pic.twitter.com/3on8GoX33i— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
Rainfall to gradually increase over Maharashtra coast, says IMD
The India Meteorological Department said that a cloud band is engulfing over the Maharashtra coast and rainfall will gradually increase over the area.
Cyclone approaching North Maharashtra coast, says IMD
The India Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Nisarga is approaching the north Maharashtra coast with a speed of 13 kmph during the last six hours. The cyclonic storm is 155 km south-southwest of Alibag and 200 km south-southwest of Mumbai, reports ANI.
#CycloneNisarga approaching north Maharashtra coast with a speed of 13 kmph during past 6 hours. It is 155 km south-southwest of Alibag and 200 km south-southwest of Mumbai: India Meteorological Department (IMD) pic.twitter.com/P9AnIUhNVv— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
Ahead of landfall, rains lash Mumbai
Ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone 'Nisarga' in Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district, Mumbai and its metropolitan areas received rainfall since evening on Tuesday, which intensified later in the night, reports PTI.
Nisarga intensifying into a severe cyclonic storm
IMD said that Nisarga is approaching the state of Maharashtra with a speed of 11 km/hour. It was 250 kms away from South Mumbai at 0230 hours according to IMD's bulletin.
Cyclone "NISARGA" is approaching North Maharashtra coast with speed of 11 KMPH. It is about 200 km South-SouthWest of Alibag and about 250 km South-SouthWest of Mumbai at 0230 hrs IST of 03.06.2020.— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 3, 2020
link of bulletin:-https://t.co/QSfsJn8fMK
First published: Jun 03, 2020 07:12 IST