By Neha Sinha, Updated : Jun 03, 2020 12:48 IST
Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra on high alert 'severe cyclone' crosses Mumbai and Gujarat coasts

The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) said on Tuesday that the low-pressure area developing over the Arabian Sea would turn into a 'severe cyclone' and cross north Maharashtra, affecting the coasts of Mumbai and South Gujarat on June 3. Will do. Currently, the cyclone is about 700 km of Mumbai and is expected to have a speed of 105–110 kmph when it crosses the coast on the evening of June 3, IMD said. IMD director general Mrityunjay Mohapatra told PTI, 'It will have an impact on Mumbai.'

Mumbai: #CycloneNisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour; visuals from Marine Drive. #Maharashtra

Deployment of NDRF team in Maharashtra due to severe cyclone for preventive actions required by the state: SN Pradhan, Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Maharashtra: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams conduct a survey at Palghar in the district and take stock of the situation in view of the severe cyclone.

#CycloneNisarga has become severe cyclonic storm, it is 200 kms away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving north easterly towards Alibag in Raigad district. The severe cyclonic storm nisarga is likely cross south of Alibag between 1pm to 3pm: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai

Cyclone Nisarga Maharashtra on high alert

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has sounded an alert in Mumbai and neighboring districts in view of the approaching cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to hit the state coast on June 3. Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad district have been put on red alert, while flash flood warning has been issued in Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and Nashik.

It's very likely to move nearly northwards during next 6 hrs & recurve north-northeastwards thereafter&cross north Maharashtra&adjoining south. Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the afternoon of 3rd June: IMD

Mumbai Cyclone Live Update

The Depression over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past 6 hrs intensified into a Deep Depression&lay centered at 0530 hours today.:IMD (India Meteorological Department). Over Eastcentral Arabian Sea near latitude 15.0°N&longitude 71.2°E about 280 km west-southwest of Panjim (Goa), 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 710 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat):IMD (India Meteorological Department).

IMD (India Meteorological Department) said 'It is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours & further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours. Maharashtra govt gives Some helpline numbers to be contacted in case of any emergency during the cyclone have been released- 02525-297474/02525-252020/8329439902.

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