Nisarga Cyclone HIGHLIGHTS: IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in these four districts of Maharashtra

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Updated: June 3, 2020 10:28:37 pm

Cyclone Nisarga Latest News, Weather Forecast HIGHLIGHTS: IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra had said that Cyclone would weaken into a deep depression within the next three hours and further weaken into a depression in the next 6 hours.

mumbai weather, cyclone nisarga live newsNDRF teams have been deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat in the wake of Nisarga Cyclone. (Photo/ANI)

Cyclone Nisarga Updates, Heavy Rain Alert, Mumbai Weather HIGHLIGHTS: IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra informed that Cyclone Nisarga has weakened into a ‘cyclonic storm’ in the evening. It hit the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph today afternoon. The process of landfall, which began at 12.30 PM at Alibaug, had completed by 2.30 PM, IMD DG said while speaking to PTI. By 4 PM, the cyclone had started weakening with wind speeds of 90-100 kilometres per hour.

Mumbai, which is already grappling with coronavirus pandemic reporting over 40,000 cases, was pounded by heavy rains and powerful winds in the afternoon. The Navy and NDRF had deployed several teams to tackle the situation. NDRF  deployed as many as 43 teams along the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat that fall in the Cyclone Nisarga’s path. Over 40,000 people hd been evacuated to safer locations in Maharashtra.

Cyclone Nisarga is the second severe cyclonic storm to hit the Indian coastline is less than a month after Cyclone Amphan ravaged West Bengal and Odisha. The cyclone, considered to be one of the most devastating to have originated from the Bay of Bengal in last few years, killed at least 100 people apart from destroying crops and damaging property across the two states.

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    21:49 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra

    Cyclone Nisarga: IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik districts and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara districts in Maharashtra during the next two and half hours. 

    21:33 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Latest update from Maharashtra

    Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra government informs that restoration of power supply has been started in Ratnagiri and Shrivardhan. Power supply in Murud, Mandgaon, Goregaon, Alibag, Mhasala, Guhagar, Dapoli taluquas where power supply was switched off from EHV stations will be restored as soon as wind and rain slow down, it says. 

    21:01 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Flights diverted, cancelled at Pune Airport

    Cyclone Nisarga: Six flights were diverted and 1 cancelled due to weather conditions at Pune Airport, Maharashtra. The cyclone made landfall at Maharashtra coast near Alibaug at about 1 PM bringing heavy rains and strong winds in Mumbai and other adjoining areas. 

    20:12 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga weakens

    Cyclone NIsarga: After hitting the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph today afternoon, Cyclone Nisarga weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' in the evening. The process of landfall, which began at 12.30 PM at Alibaug, had completed by 2.30 PM, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said. By 4 PM, the cyclone had started weakening with wind speeds of 90-100 kilometres per hour. The storm currently lays over Raigad and Pune districts. (PTI)

    19:51 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Man killed as transformer falls on him amid cyclone fury

    Cyclone Nisarga: A 58-year-old man was killed after a power transformer collapsed on him due to the heavy winds in Raigad district as cyclone Nisarga lashed coastal Maharashtra. The incident took place at Umate village near Revadanda. Dashrath Babu Waghmare, the deceased, was rushing home as heavy rain and winds pounded the area. An electrical transformer toppled over and fell on him and he died before doctors could attend to him. (PTI)

    19:46 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Latest update from Pune

    Cyclone Nisarga update: Fire brigade department in Pune Municipal Corporation says that it has responded to 60 calls related to tree uprooting and 9 calls related to waterlogging till evening today. Earlier, Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Raigad district, south of Mumbai, with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat says that the threat posed by cyclonic storm to Mumbai has lessened, but the next few hours will be quite crucial. (Inputs from PTI and ANI)

    19:04 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga to weaken within the next three hours: IMD DG

    IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Nisarga: We expect that Cyclone Nisarga will weaken into a deep depression within the next three hours and further weaken into a depression in the next 6 hours. Currently, it lays centered over Pune in Maharashtra. (ANI)

    18:31 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Flight operations at Mumbai airport resumes

    The flight operations at the Mumbai airport, which were earlier suspended till 7 pm, will now resume from 6 pm. The MIAL, the private airport operator, had earlier announced that all operations at the CSMIA will remain suspended till 7 pm as a precautionary measure in view of the cyclone Nisarga. However, now it has announced that operations will start from 6 pm. 'The landing and take-off is permitted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will be permitted from 6 pm,' the spokesperson said. (PTI)

    18:15 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    BMC Commissioner visited Irla Pumping Statio, Juhu

    BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited Irla Pumping Station, Juhu to check on its preparedness and anti flooding measures, ensuring that the city is ready for the monsoons.

    17:52 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Rains cause water-logging in Pune

    Cyclone Nisarga: Heavy rains due to cyclone Nisarga inundated several low-lying areas in Pune. Incidents of trees falling due to gusty winds have also been reported at some places in the city. The cyclone made landfall in coastal Raigad district today afternoon. Earlier in the day, the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in ghat areas in and around Pune district with squally and gutsy winds. (PTI)

    17:37 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga crosses Raigad District

    Cyclone Nisarga: Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has crossed Raigad District. Now we are experiencing post-landfall effect with a wind speed of 90-100 kmph in Mumbai and Thane and moderate to heavy to very heavy rainfall: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD, Mumbai

    17:15 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone: Latest visuals from Maharashtra

    Maharashtra: A team of National Disaster Response Force  at work in Alibaug, Raigad district. 

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    16:53 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: CM Uddhav Thackeray asks administration to ensure immediate rescue work

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directs state administration to maintain operational readiness and ensure immediate rescue works as Cyclone Nisarga moves from Mumbai and Thane towards north, reports news agency PTI.

    16:04 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: 3 injured as construction material falls from building in Mumbai

    At least three members of a family were injured when cement blocks from an adjacent under-construction building fell on their shanty at Santacruz in Mumbai due to gusty winds, news agency PTI reported quoting the police, as saying.

    15:55 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Mobile network disrupted in parts of Raigad

    Mobile network services have been disrupted in some parts of Raigad district, says Nidhi Choudhari, District Magistrate. Raigad has been witnessing heavy rains and strong winds as Cyclone Nisarga made landfall today afternoon.

    15:15 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Over 40,000 people shifted to safer locations in Mumbai

    Over 40,000 people living near sea coast in Mumbai have been shifted to safer places, news agency PTI reported. Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall in Alibaug, some 100 kms from Mumbai. The region is witnessing heavy rains and strong winds. The landfall process will continue for three hours, the IMD said.

    15:07 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Mumbai airport shut till 7 PM

    Till 19:00 hours, no take-off or landings would take place at the airport due to Cyclone Nisarga, an update from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai said.

    14:56 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: 1500 people shifted to safer place in Alibaug

    Around 1,500 people have been evacuated and shifted to sturdy shelter in Alibaug in Raigad district, a statement from Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office said.

    14:32 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Bollywood celebs ask people to stay safe, not panic

    Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit and others have urged people to take precautionary measures to safeguard themselves from cyclone Nisarga, which made landfall close to Mumbai on Wednesday. Akshay uploaded a video on Instagram, explaining the do's and don'ts listed by the BMC. "Cyclone Nisarga Precautions. The much-awaited Mumbai rains are here but this year we have an uninvited guest, #CycloneNisarga! "In case it does hit us, here are some precautions shared by @my_bmc, we will get through this as well. Praying for everyone's well-being.For any queries and concerns regarding the cyclone, dial 1916 and press 4," Akshay said.

    14:23 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Traffic on Bandra-Worli sea link suspended

    Vehicular movement on iconic Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai was suspended on Wednesday in light of cyclone 'Nisarga' which began landfall near Alibaug, about 95 km from Mumbai, police said. "In light of #CycloneNisarga, no vehicular movement is permitted on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link," tweeted Mumbai Police. - PTI

    13:57 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga Update: About 1 lakh people evacuated

    About 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Twenty one teans are in Maharashtra. Nearly one lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot, says SN Pradhan, NDRF Director General. - ANI

    13:47 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga Update: Cyclone moving along predicted path

    Cyclone Nisarga is moving along the predicted path and is expected to make landfall around Alibaug in Maharashtra, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said. The Director General (DG) of the federal contingency force said a total of 43 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in the two states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. - PTI

    13:22 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga Update: Landfall process begins, Mumbai and adjoining areas witnessing heavy rains

    According to the IMD, the landfall process of Cyclone Nisarga has started close to Alibaug in Maharashtra and it is likely to be completed in three hours.

    13:10 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai braces for severe storm - PICS

    Cyclone Nisarga is hurtling towards Maharashtra. The severe cyclonic storm is expected to hit Mumbai and adjoining area Wednesday afternoon with wind speed going up to 110-120 kmph, theweather department said. | SEE PICS HERE

    12:29 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga Update: Zoo animals shifted to safer locations

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has shifted zoo animals in Mumbai to safer locations in view of the impending threat from Cyclone Nisarga. "In the wake of Cyclone Nisarga, we have shifted Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo animals, including tiger, leopard, hyena and others, into their holding areas at the zoo which are safer to avoid any damage from tree fall," the BMC said in a statement.

    12:22 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Over 50,000 people evacuated in Gujarat, Daman

    Nearly 50,000 people living in coastal areas of South Gujarat and some 4,000 residents of the neighbouring Union Territory of Daman have so far been shifted to safer places ahead of the approaching cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', officials said on Wednesday. Police have been deployed on all the beaches in Gujarat's coastal belt and people have been asked to remain indoors, they said. - PTI

    12:03 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra govt issues guidelines

    Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked people to maintain calm and fight Cyclone Nisarga the way they have stood up against the novel Coronavirus outbreak. | Read More Here

    11:52 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Warning issued for Mumbai's low lying areas

    Storm surge of about 1-2 meters height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts during the time of landfall, an alert issued by the Centre said.

    11:47 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: NDRF evacuates around 40,000 people

    Around 40,000 people have been evacuated to safer places till now from various locations (sea belt areas) of Maharashtra, Anup Shrivastava, Commandant National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), says. - ANI

    11:25 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: NDRF, Navy teams deployed

    Eightunits of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 5 units of Navy have been deployed at various locations in Mumbai. NDRF has 1 team each in Colaba (Ward A), Worli (G/South), Bandra (H/East), Malad (P/South) & Borivali (R/North) & 3 teams in Andheri (K/West), says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). ANI

    11:24 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Mumbai Fire Brigade on alert

    Mumbai Fire Brigade has been directed to stay alert to respond immediately in case of emergencies. 93 lifeguards have been deployed at 6 beaches, says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). - ANI

    11:02 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Strong winds upto 100-120 kmph expected

    Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm. While crossing the coast it will have strong winds of 100-120 kmph over Mumbai,Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, says Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DGM, IMD. - ANI

    10:30 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone: Thousands evacuated from Gujarat coastline

    Nearly 43,000 people living near the coastline in Gujarat's Valsad and Navsari districts have so far been shifted to safer places as the state prepares to face the approaching cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', officials said on Wednesday. As many as 13 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and six teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed at different locations, thestate government said in a release. - PTI

    10:28 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Strong winds at Mumbai's Versova beach

    Mumbai's Versova beach is experiencing strong winds and high tides hit ahead of Cyclone Nisarga, reports news agency ANI. As per IMD, the severe cyclonic storm is likely cross south of Alibag in Raigad district between 1pm to 3pm today.

    10:20 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone impact: Rain lashes Panaji

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall for today at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Goa, news agency ANI reported.

    09:55 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Cyclone Nisarga Update: Cyclone 200 kms away from Mumbai

    Cyclone Nisarga 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, says IMD scientist Shubhangi Bhute. (ANI)

    09:31 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Wind speed picking up along western coast

    Wind is picking up along the coast.Ratnagiri recorded 55 kmph at 08:30 IST. Squally wind reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevails along and off Konkan coast. It'll gradually increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in afternoon during landfall time: IMD (ANI)

    09:23 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

    Prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), in view of cyclonic conditions in the city to ensure that there is no danger to human life, health or safety: Office of the Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai.

    09:12 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: 1,500 people evacuated in Alibaug

    Around 1,500 people have been evacuated and are now safely staying in a shelter in Thal, Alibaug, Raigarh, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said.

    09:09 (IST)03 Jun 2020
    Nisarga Cyclone Update: Cyclone intensifies further

    Cyclone Nisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour. Wind speed has increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph.

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