Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall tomorrow, Mumbai on high alert

As Cyclone Nisarga approaches Mumbai areas hit by Covid-19 are bracing for the worst

As Cyclone Nisarga approaches Mumbai areas hit by Covid-19 are bracing for the worst

Two storms are forming over the Arabian Sea, one lies off the African coast and is likely to move over Oman and Yemen, while the other is placed close to India.

The IMD's Cyclone E-Atlas, which has been tracking cyclones and weather depressions over the north Indian Ocean, said no weather system has turned into a cyclone and made landfall near Mumbai along the Maharashtra coast during the month of June since 1891.

Geologists have not been able to predict the landfall of cyclone Nisagra as of now but they are expecting it to make landfall nearby Mumbai and neighboring Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudur will also be under immediate impact of the Nisagra cyclonic storm. The financial capital is already suffering due to coronavirus. The latest forecast suggests the cyclone has already begun to recurve towards the west coast after moving northwards for a while.

"It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over east-central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours", the statement said. "Fishermen out at sea are advised to return to coasts by May 31", read the advisory from IMD.

A Navy team prepares for Cyclone Nisarga. Credit PTI
A Navy team prepares for Cyclone Nisarga. Credit PTI

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the department said there will be rains in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) and Azad Kashmir, whereas showers were expected in some places of Sindh and East Balochistan.

On Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta on preparedness.

IMD sounded a red warning for the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat, asking them to be prepared for a flood-like situation in some districts. Central government and both state governments are working together, he added. It is said that a total of 100 fishing boats are still at sea, while 577 have returned so far.

"Pune is likely to receive heavy rainfall in next 3-4 days (till June 4) and low lying areas likely to be affected with gusty winds in Pune during this time", Anupam Kashyapi, IMD scientist, Pune told ANI. At least three teams were reserved only for Mumbai. Rescue boats have been asked to remain vigilant.

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