Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai on high alert as the storm is expected to bring winds of up to 100 kmph

The Indian Meteorological Department said cyclone Nisarga would affect coastal districts, including Mumbai, more than Gujarat and other neighboring states.

The IMD said that despair in the Arabian Sea is intensifying towards a hurricane ‘Nisarga’ and will cross the coasts of northern Maharashtra and Gujarat between Harihareshwar and Daman in Raigarh district on June 2.

Cyclone Nisarga. IMD / Twitter

IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said: “There is a possibility of monsoon cyclone or cyclone in the Arabian Sea. According to our forecast, coastal districts of Maharashtra like Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Thane, Raigarh, Mumbai and Pal will be most affected.”

This frustration is currently 690 km away from Mumbai. Waterlogging can occur in low-lying, urban and urban areas. He added that wind speeds could also damage trees, telephones and electrical poles.

‘We expect heavy rainfall of more than 20 cm here on June 3’

He said the coastal districts of Maharashtra would receive increased rainfall on June 2 and more intense on June 3. “We are expecting more than 20 centimeters of heavy rain here on June 3.”

The current frustration will intensify and escalate into deep frustration by Monday evening and will turn into a hurricane in the early morning of June 2 it will then increase in the form of a severe cyclone by the evening or evening of June 3 and landing.

The director general said the wind speed would be 90-105 kmph when the severe cyclone crossed the coast. “We have continued access to it. Central and state government agencies have been notified and are taking action.”

The scientist in charge of the cyclone, Dr Sunitha Devi, said the depression was currently located southwest of Goa Panjim and 650 km south-southwest of Surat in Gujarat. Maharashtra and Gujarat are on pre-cyclone alert as some parts of the states are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains on June 3 and June 4.

Due to its effects, the East-Central Arabian Sea and the Southeast Arabian Sea are currently rough. Fishermen from Kerala, Lakshadweep, coastal Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat are advised not to go to sea till June 4.

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