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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.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 04, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: ‘Worst has passed’, says NDRF chief on Cyclone Nisarga situation

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.

08:46 AM IST

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.

08:14 AM IST

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.

08:03 AM IST

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.

07:45 AM IST

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.

07:37 AM IST

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.

07:22 AM IST

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.

First published: Jun 03, 2020 07:12 IST