Cyclone Nisarga, which is shifting in the direction of Gujarat and Maharashtra coasts, will flip right into a extreme cyclone on Wednesday and can make landfall close to Alibaug, triggering heavy rainfall and wind with pace upto 110 kilometre per hour, India Meteorological Department mentioned on Tuesday. It is the primary storm in over a century that threatens Mumbai.
“It is very likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibagh (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon June 3 with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph, gusting to 120 kmph,” an IMD assertion mentioned.
Several cities in Maharashtra will obtain heavy rainfall right now.
“Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall near Alibaug tomorrow. At the time of landfall, wind speed is expected to be 100 kmph. Palghar, Pune, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, and Nashik are expected to receive heavy rainfall tomorrow,” mentioned Dr Anupam Kashyapi, head of the climate and air air pollution monitoring unit, IMD, Pune.
Apart from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have additionally been placed on excessive alert as some components of those two states and the Union Territories fall on the trail of the cyclone.
The Mumbai police in a late-night order banned folks from coming to locations like seashores, parks and promenades alongside the shoreline from Wednesday morning until subsequent day’s midday. Violators will face motion, the police mentioned.
Over 30 NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) groups have been deployed in areas anticipated to be affected alongside Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke with the chief ministers of the affected states over cellphone to evaluation their preparedness towards the cyclone. Home Minister Amit Shah additionally spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who’s already grappling with the continually rising variety of coronavirus circumstances.
With inputs from ANI