Nisarga: Maharashtra in worry as cyclone approaches

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 03, 2020 Published on June 03, 2020

As cyclone Nisarga is approaching coastal Maharashtra from the Arabian sea, the residents are anxious about its impact on the surroundings, which is already in disarray due to the pandemic. The winds speeds are expected to reach 120 km per hour, which is adding to the worry.

According to the latest information from officials at Mumbai IMD, landfall point has possibly has shifted from Alibaug town, near Mumbai to the south of Alibaug near the coastal town of Murud in Raigad district.

In Alibaug, where the cyclone was expected to make a landfall local administration has relocated about 5,000 people to safer places.

IMD’s morning bulletin informed that the cyclone lay centred at 1030 hrs over the East-central Arabian Sea near lat. 17.8° n and long 72.65°e, about 95 km south-southwest of Alibaug, near Mumbai, 150 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 380 km south-southwest of Surat, Gujarat.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts.

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Published on June 03, 2020
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