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Municipal workers use a bulldozer to clear uprooted trees from a road that fell during Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai
Cyclone in Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash parts of Maharashtra, Gujarata on Thursday causing waterlogging in areas after Cyclone Nisarga changed direction slightly and made a landfall near Alibaug, about 110 km from Mumbai, in a huge relief to the country's financial centre already reeling under the Covid-19 pandemic. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to complete panchnamas or inspection reports of losses due to cyclone Nisarga in Raigad district within two days. The Chief Minister also announced Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased.

Police and civic officials said six people died  and 16 were injured in cyclone-related incidents as the storm slammed the coastal districts of Maharashtra from Arabian sea with wind speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour(kmph) in the afternoon. Mumbai remained on edge as it braced for the cyclone after a gap of 72 years.

Nisarga had weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' in the evening and by night further weakened into a deep depression and now lay over north-central Maharashtra, said the latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department(IMD). The wind speed has reduced considerably to 25 kmph, it said.

 

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Rainy Thursday in Mumbai in cyclone's aftermath

The island city and suburban areas of Mumbai received nearly 50-mm of rain in eight hours on Thursday, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) release said. The rain followed Cyclone Nisarga which made landfall in neighbouring Raigad district on Wednesday. Colaba weather station recorded 49.6 mm rain while Santacruz station recorded 47 mm rain between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Procured wheat feared damaged due to rain in Madhya Pradesh

Wheat procured by the government from farmers and lying in the open is feared to have been damaged due to the rains in Madhya Pradesh. While the state government admitted that grains were stored in the open at some procurement centres, opposition Congress blamed it for carelessness despite receiving cyclone warning. Forty-six out of 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh recorded rains as a result of cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday and Thursday.

Restoration work begins in Raigad post Cyclone Nisarga

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force and local authorities on Thursday started restoration work in Maharashtra's Raigad district that has borne the brunt of cyclonic storm 'Nisarga'. The cyclone made landfall near Shrivardhan in the district on Wednesday afternoon and lashed the coastal areas of Alibaug, Revdanda, Revas, Murud, Mhasala and Roha with strong winds and heavy rains.

Cyclone Nisarga caused damage in 15 Maharashtra districts: Minister

The cyclone Nisarga has caused damage in 14-15 districts including Palghar, Pune & Raigad. District collectors of these districts have been ordered to survey the extent of the damage and report it to the state govt: Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar

Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat due to cyclone

Several parts of Gujarat received copious rain during the last 24 hours due the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', which brushed past the state's southern coast without causing large-scale damage on Wednesday. As predicted by the Meteorological Centre here, parts of south Gujarat along with the Saurashtra region received considerable rain during the last 24 hours.

Ajit Pawar reviews damage caused by cyclone in Pune district

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday reviewed damage caused by cyclone Nisarga in Pune and instructed district administration to conduct immediate spot inspections to assess the quantum of losses. According to an official statement, Pawar, also guardian minister of Pune, interacted with local public representatives and officials to know details regarding the losses caused in urban and rural parts of the Western Maharashtra district.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Nisarga weakens to cyclonic storm, some parts of north India witness rain

Two people died due to to rain-related incidents in Maharashtra due to Cyclone Nisagra that weakened to a cyclonic storm on Thursday, while some areas in northern states of the country witnessed rainfall. The cyclone, which weakened into a low pressure area, is likely to enter Madhya Pradesh by Thursday evening from the southern parts of the state, instead of the western parts as predicted earlier, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
IMD officials said that the cyclone has weakened into a cyclonic storm before entering Madhya Pradesh, and is likely to lose its intensity further. As parts of Nashik received heavy rainfall, a 45-year-old woman died of electrocution in a rain-related incident when she entered an inundated poultry farm. A 35-year-old man, who was severely injured in an incident of wall collapse in Pune, died at a hospital.
 
Nisarga and its accompanying rains seem to have had a positive impact on Mumbai's overall air quality index, which improved to 17, the best reading for this year as of now.

LIVE: Nisarga weakens to cyclonic storm, some parts of north India witness rain

Two people died due to to rain-related incidents in Maharashtra due to Cyclone Nisagra that weakened to a cyclonic storm on Thursday, while some areas in northern states of the country witnessed rainfall.
 
The cyclone, which weakened into a low pressure area, is likely to enter Madhya Pradesh by Thursday evening from the southern parts of the state, instead of the western parts as predicted earlier, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. IMD officials said that the cyclone has weakened into a cyclonic storm before entering Madhya Pradesh, and is likely to lose its intensity further.
 
As parts of Nashik received heavy rainfall, a 45-year-old woman died of electrocution in a rain-related incident when she entered an inundated poultry farm. A 35-year-old man, who was severely injured in an incident of wall collapse in Pune, died at a hospital.
 
Nisarga and its accompanying rains seem to have had a positive impact on Mumbai's overall air quality index, which improved to 17, the best reading for this year as of now.
 
Authorities started restoration work in Raigad district that borne the brunt of cyclonic storm. Several kutcha houses, temporary shades were destroyed, while hundreds of trees and many electrical poles were uprooted and roofs of some structures were blown away by the storm, an official said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat due to cyclone

Several parts of Gujarat received copious rain during the last 24 hours due the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', which brushed past the state's southern coast without causing large-scale damage on Wednesday. As predicted by the Meteorological Centre here, parts of south Gujarat along with the Saurashtra region received considerable rain during the last 24 hours.
 
In a release on Thursday, the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) said Dharampur taluka of Valsad district received 78 mm of rainfall, the highest in Gujarat.
 
Dharampur was followed by Ahwa taluka of Dang district (75 mm), Nizar of Tapi (65), Subir of Dang (60), Waghai of Dang (46), Kotda-Sangani of Rajkot (36), Kaprada of Valsad (36) and Thangadh of Surendranagar district (31), it said. During the day, light to moderate showers were reported from several districts, including Amreli, Bhavnagar and Kutch.

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Complete cyclone damage reports in two days, restore power: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday asked officials to complete panchnamas or inspection reports of losses due to cyclone Nisarga in Raigad district within two days. Speaking at a video conference to take a stock of damage caused by the cyclone in the coastal district which is adjacent to Mubai, Thackeray also directed that electricity supply be restored quickly.
 
Six people died in Maharashtra due to cyclone-related incidents and 16 were injured, while six cattle were also killed, said a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO). Crops, trees or houses over 5,033 hectares of land were also damaged, it added.
 
Thackeray directed the authorities to provide aid of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of those killed, the CMO statement said, adding that he asked for panchnamas to be completed in two daysso that assistance can be provided to farmers and others. Mahavitaran, the electricity distribution company was asked to restore electricity supply by repairing the electricity poles damaged by the cyclone.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: NCP MP says cyclone caused Rs 5,000-crore damage; seeks aid

Cyclone Nisarga has caused roughly Rs 5,000 crore worth of damage in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra, NCP MP Sunil Tatkare said on Thursday and asked the state government to announce a special economic package for the coastal region. Tatkare made the appeal for financial assistance to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his deputy Ajit Pawar, who belongs to the NCP.
 
The Lok Sabha MP from Raigad submitted a memorandum in this regard to NCP president Sharad Pawar too, a statement said. The Parliamentarian said the cyclone made landfall in Murud in Raigad and caused large-scale damage to properties in the district, besides Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
 
As per initial information, losses of around Rs 5,000 crore have been caused. Hence, the government should carry out a survey and declare a special economic package for the affected people from the region, the NCP leader demanded.

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga: Need to harmonise with nature, says Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik

Citing the destruction caused by 'Cyclone Nisarga' on India's west coast, Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday, in his message on the eve of World Environment Day, called for a need to respect nature and harmonise human lives in sync with it.
 
"Recently the 'Cyclone Nisarga', which made landfall in the western coast of India, left a trail of destruction in coastal states including Goa after gusty winds and heavy rain damaged trees and homes across these states," Malik said on the eve of World Environment Day. "When the nature turns hostile, there is absolutely no place where life can hide. The nature's fury is inescapable. Therefore we all must respect nature and our environment and try to harmonise our life with it," Malik said.
 
The Governor said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, the balance between humans and nature had been restored to some extent.

Strong winds gushing through Mumbai due to Cyclone Nisarga

Amid cyclone Nisarga and coronavirus, Mumbai cop saves minor girl's life

At the height of the Covid-19 crisis coupled with cyclone Nisarga, a Mumbai policeman helped save the life of a minor girl who underwent a critical heart operation, an official said here on Thursday. It was on June 3 when a 14-year old girl, Sana F. Khan was required to undergo an open heart surgery at the Hinduja Hospital.
 
"She was in urgent need of the A+ blood group during the open heart procedure. However, owing to the cyclone Nisarga dislocation and the Covid-19 restrictions, no eligible person was able to reach the hospital to donate blood," said the official.
 
When Akash Babasaheb Gaikwad, a policeman, learnt about this he rushed to the hospital and volunteered to help out. Gaikwad was taken inside the hospital and after the necessary tests, his blood matched, thus helping save the patient's life. When informed about this, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh called up Gaikwad and lavished praise on him for adhering to the police motto of 'Sadrakshanaya' in the hour of crisis.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: NCP chief meets partymen to review damage caused by cyclone

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday held a meeting with party ministers and leaders to take stock of the damages caused by cyclone Nisarga, a day after it made landfall in Raigad district of Maharashtra. State Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, party MPs Sunil Tatkare and Praful Patel attended the meeting at the NCP president's residence here, a statement said.
 
The coastal belt of the state, particularly Raigad district, was hit by the cyclone, which has now weakened into a depression.
 
Pawar had on Wednesday urged the partymen to engage in relief work along with the administration.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Cyclone triggers rains in Nashik, woman dies of electrocution

As parts of Nashik received heavy rainfall due to cyclone Nisarga, a 45-year-old woman died of electrocution in a rain-related incident in the district, officials said on Thursday. The cyclone, which made landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon, spared Mumbai and headed towards Vidarbha region on Thursday. It has now turned into a depression.
 
The weather conditions created by the cyclone triggered intense spells of rains in Nashik district on Wednesday. Several areas had started getting showers from Tuesday night, the weather department officials said. The district received 144.2 mm rainfall in the 24 hours that ended at 8.30 am on Thursday, they said.
 
The heavy spells of rain disrupted normal life. At many places in Nashik city trees were uprooted due to the strong winds. It also led to power outages in several areas on Wednesday. In some localities, the power supply could be restored only on Thursday morning, they said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Cyclone weakened, may enter Madhya Pradesh from its southern parts, says IMD

Cyclone Nisarga, which weakened into a low pressure area, is likely to enter Madhya Pradesh by Thursday evening from the southern parts of the state, instead of the western parts as predicted earlier, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The severe cyclonic storm had hit the Maharashtra coast near Alibaug in Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon.
 
IMD officials said that the cyclone has weakened into a cyclonic storm before entering Madhya Pradesh from neighbouring Maharashtra, and is likely to lose its intensity further. As a result of the cyclone, parts of Madhya Pradesh received rainfall from Wednesday and the showers are likely to continue on Thursday as well, they said.
 
Talking to PTI, IMD's senior scientist Vedprakash Singh Chandel said, "Our earlier forecast was that Nisarga could enter Madhya Pradesh from Maharashtra between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday from Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur. But now this cyclone has lost its intensity and weakened into a low pressure area."

In the next 6 hours, Cyclone Nisarga further weaken into low pressure area over Madhya Pradesh: IMD

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: After cyclone, Mumbai's air quality improves to year's best

Cyclone Nisarga and its accompanying rains seem to have had a positive impact on Mumbais overall air quality index, which improved to 17 on Thursday, the best reading for this year as of now, an official said. Mumbai continued to receive rainfall on Thursday, a day after the cyclone made landfall near Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district.
 
The current air quality of Mumbai recorded at noon falls in the good category, that poses little or no health risk, according to the official website of the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The concentration of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter which can enter deep into the lungs and even the bloodstream, was recorded at 15 (good).
 
"This is the best record of the year till now. It is due to the combination of high-speed winds and accompanying rains that the air quality index (AQI) has improved," SAFAR director Dr Gufran Beig said.
 

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Pune reports third cyclone-related death

A 35-year-old man, who was severely injured in an incident of wall collapse during cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' in Maharashtra's Pune district, died at a hospital here on Thursday, police said. This is the third cyclone-related death reported in the district.
 
The cyclone impacted Pune as it moved towards the northern part of the state on Wednesday, battering parts of Khed, Maval Mulshi, Junnar and Ambegaon tehsils. Pune district had already recorded two cyclone-related deaths on Wednesday. Narayan Ananta Navale, whose mother Manjabai was killed after a wall of their home in Khed tehsil collpased on Wednesday, died at a private hospital in Pune on Thursday, an official said.
 
"Three members of the family, including him, were injured in the incident at Wahagaon village," he said.

Inter-district movement within area of Municipal Corporations will be allowed without any restrictions

Inter-district movement of persons within the area of Municipal Corporations under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) will be allowed without any restrictions: Government of Maharashtra
 

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: From cash to clothes, essentials for a disaster emergency kit

India's west coast bracing for Cyclone Nisarga, while the country's northern regions are repeatedly getting struck by earthquake tremors; many citizens find themselves at risk of a natural hazard in addition to the risks associated with the pandemic. If you must urgently evacuate, a go-to kit with necessary essentials will come handy.
 
Here are some of the essential items that you should consider having in case of emergency evacuation.
 
Cash
 
If the power goes out, credit cards won't work, neither would ATMs. Keep cash on hand to replenish supplies.
 
Medications
 
Pharmacies and chemists might be closed, and hospitals could be overwhelmed. It might be difficult to get in touch with your doctor for some time after a disaster has struck. Keep a backup supply (at least several days' worth) of important medications like blood pressure medicines and insulin.
 
Water and food
 
Pack a gallon of water for every family member and pet. Widespread power outages could make tap water unsafe to drink. Also pack non-perishable food and pet food.
 
Important documents
 
ID cards, passports, birth certificates, driver's licenses and more could all be lost or destroyed in a flood. Keep copies of these documents in a waterproof container. Include a copy of your insurance policy so that you can quickly file a claim once the danger has passed.
 
A battery-powered radio
 
If electricity is out and cell towers are down, this is your only way to know what's happening.
 
List of shelters
 
In this time of social distancing, not all shelters are open. Be sure to make a list of shelters where you can retreat. If you have a pet, make sure they are pet friendly. Not all shelters welcome pets.
 
A change of clothes
 
If you are away from your home for a few days, you will want to have a change of clothes. Throw in some masks and gloves, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A mask will help avoid dust and airborne germs when you return, and gloves will aid in the clean-up.

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Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Central team visits cyclone-hit districts of Odisha

A seven-member central team on Thursday began its field visit to assess the extent of damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in the coastal districts of Odisha. The team, divided into two groups, will be visiting Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts.
 
One group is scheduled to visit Bhadrak district and the other one will be going to Jagatsinghpur on Friday, an official said. The central team, led by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Shri Prakash, will hold a meeting with senior state government officials after returning to Bhubaneswar, he said. The team will then submit its report to the Centre on the damages caused by the cyclone, an official said.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of some of the cyclone-affected areas on May 22 and the state government has been given Rs 500 crore by the Centre as advance assistance for restoration works.

Cyclone weakened, may enter Madhya Pradesh from its southern parts: IMD

Cyclone Nisarga, which weakened into a low pressure area, is likely to enter Madhya Pradesh by Thursday evening from the southern parts of the state, instead of the western parts as predicted earlier, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The severe cyclonic storm had hit the Maharashtra coast near Alibaug in Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon. IMD officials said that the cyclone has weakened into a cyclonic storm before entering Madhya Pradesh from neighbouring Maharashtra, and is likely to lose its intensity further. As a result of the cyclone, parts of Madhya Pradesh received rainfall from Wednesday and the showers are likely to continue on Thursday as well, they said.
 
Talking to PTI, IMD's senior scientist Vedprakash Singh Chandel said, "Our earlier forecast was that Nisarga could enter Madhya Pradesh from Maharashtra between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday from Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur. But now this cyclone has lost its intensity and weakened into a low pressure area."

Parts of Raigad witnessed most severe damage due to cyclone: Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Thursday said that the most severe damage due to cyclone Nisarga was reported from Murud and Shrivardhan in Raigad district. The cyclone made landfall near Alibaug, about 110 kms from here on Wednesday afternoon, but spared Mumbai, which is already reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
"The most severe damage due to cyclone Nisarga was reported from Murud and Shrivardhan. The work of inspecting the damage is underway. Efforts are being made to bring life back to normalcy," Thorat said in a statement.
 
Several trees were uprooted due to gusty winds and led to disruption of vehicular traffic. At many places, electricity cables were snapped and poles got uprooted, which led to power outages in some places, the state revenue minister added.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Water logging near Sion area of Mumbai

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Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: After cyclone, Mumbai's air quality improves to year's best

Cyclone Nisarga and its accompanying rains seem to have had a positive impact on Mumbais overall air quality index, which improved to 17 on Thursday, the best reading for this year as of now, an official said. Mumbai continued to receive rainfall on Thursday, a day after the cyclone made landfall near Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district.
 
The current air quality of Mumbai recorded at noon falls in the good category, that poses little or no health risk, according to the official website of the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The concentration of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter which can enter deep into the lungs and even the bloodstream, was recorded at 15 (good).
 
"This is the best record of the year till now. It is due to the combination of high-speed winds and accompanying rains that the air quality index (AQI) has improved," SAFAR director Dr Gufran Beig said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: NDRF teams begin restoration work in cyclone-hit Ratnagiri in Maharashtra

After cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Ratnagiri yesterday, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel on Thursday conducted restoration work at Mandangad area of the district.
 
The NDRF team was seen removing tress which got uprooted by the strong winds caused by the cyclone and had fallen on roads, causing traffic jams.
 
A total of 43 NDRF teams were deployed in the wake of the cyclone, including 21 in Maharashtra and 16 in Gujarat. Around 40,000 people were evacuated each from both the states, along with several from Daman and Diu.
 
Cyclone Nisarga is now a depression over west Vidarbha region and will weaken further, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Thursday.

LIVE: Sonu Sood offers help to 28,000 underprivileged people affected by Cyclone Nisarga

Actor Sonu Sood on Thursday said he and his team provided food and rehabilitation to 28,000 people living close to the coastal lines when Cyclone Nisarga made its way to Mumbai. The cyclone spared India's financial capital, which is already reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, after it made landfall near adjoining Alibaug on Wednesday.
 
Sood, who has been arranging transport facilities for migrant workers to return to their home safely amid the pandemic, said they have moved the people to municipality schools and colleges for safety.
 
Today, all of us are facing tough times and the best way to fight this is by being each other's strongest support system. My team and I have distributed food to over 28,000 people from the coastal areas across Mumbai and rehabilitated them in various schools and colleges. We are making sure all of them are safe, Sood said in a statement.

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Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Central team to survey Bengal districts ravaged by Cyclone

An inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) will arrive in West Bengal on Thursday evening to survey the districts ravaged by Cyclone Amphan, a senior state government official said. Headed by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary (Cyber and Information Security), Anuj Sharma, the seven-member team will survey the two worst-affected districts of North and South 24 Parganas to assess the devastation, he said.
 
"The team members will be divided into two groups to conduct the survey on Friday. They may conduct an aerial survey or do a ground assessment. But since they have only a day for the purpose, they may take the aerial route," the IAS official said on Thursday.
 
As per the schedule, IMCT members will survey Patharpratima and Namkhana in South 24 Parganas districts and Hingalganj and Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, he said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Restoration work begins in Maharashtra's Raigad district

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local authorities in Maharashtra's Raigad district have started restoration work in the region that bore the brunt of cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', an official said on Thursday. The cyclone made landfall near Shrivardhan in the district on Wednesday afternoon and lashed the coastal areas of Alibaug, Revdanda, Revas, Murud, Mhasala and Roha with strong winds and haeavy rains.
 
Several kutcha houses, temporary shades were destroyed, trees and electrical poles were uprooted and roofs of some structures were blown away by the storm, the official said. Once the storm abated on Wednesday evening, personnel from the NDRF and district administration assessed the damages and began restoration activities, he said.
 
NDRF teams helped people repair their homes in Alibaug, Revdanda and other tehsils, which were severely hit, he said.
 

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LIVE: Inter Ministerial Central Team to reach Bengal today to assess damage caused by Cyclone Amphan

The Home Ministry has formed an Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) to visit West Bengal for assessment of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan'. The state has classified them as "state guests" during their visit. The team will have seven members headed by Joint Secretary, MHA Anuj Sharma.
 
Other officers are from Ministry of Jal Shakti, Power Ministry, Road and Highways, Department of Fisheries. The team will arrive today and will visit South and North 24 Parganas during its two days visit.
 
Meanwhile, a five-member IMCT which will assess the damage caused due to Cyclone Amphan in Odisha reached Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Amphan made landfall in the coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20 and left a trail of devastation in its wake.

Cyclone Nisarga claims 4 lives in Maharashtra and then fizzles out

Barely 18 hours after hitting Maharashtra, the Cyclone Nisarga -- which claimed 4 lives -- fizzled out into a depression and was headed towards the Vidarbha region in the east, officials said here on Thursday.
 
"The deep depression weakened into a depression over west Vidarbha at 0530 (4th June), to move east-northeastwards and weaken into a well marked low pressure area by today evening," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin.
 
The cyclone, which made its landfall at Shriwardhan-Dive Agar in Raigad district, later diverted towards Pune and by Thursday morning was headed east from the Nashik region to the Vidarbha region.
 
Both Raigad and Pune have reported two cyclone-related deaths till now, besides at least 10 injuries.

Maharashtra: Rain lashes parts of Mumbai

More teams of NDRF moved to Raigad for restoration work post Cyclone Nisarga


Maharashtra showed nerve to ward off cyclone 'Nisarga': CM Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the resilience showed by people and officials helped in "mitigating the intensity" of the cyclone 'Nisarga' which had hovered over the state amidst the Covid-19 crisis.
 
After hitting the Maharashtra coast near Alibaug with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph in afternoon, the cyclone weakened into intensity in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas.

Worst over; NDRF teams to stay deployed in Cyclone Nisarga-affected areas: DG

Cyclone Nisarga, which slammed the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, caused minimal damage to life and property and the "worst is over", the NDRF chief said on Wednesday evening.
 
However, NDRF teams will remain deployed and assist state authorities in recovery work, said S N Pradhan, the chief of the federal contingency force, in a video message.
 
"Whatever damage has happened has been generally limited to Raigad district and its talukas," he said, adding the "worst is over".

Cyclone causes power disruption in 4 Maharashtra districts; 25 lakh consumers affected

Power supply to more than 25 lakh consumers of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDC) in four districts of Raigad, Palghar, Thane and Pune has been interrupted due to the cyclone Nisarga, which made a landfall in Alibaug on Maharashtra's coast.
 
The cyclone, whichis now moving northeastwardafter making a landfall in Alibaug caused considerable damage to power supply network, roads, houses and trees in these districts.
 
The state utility cut the power supply to many substations in these districts as precautionary measure, the MSEDCL said.

Indore, Ujjain on alert as Cyclone Nisarga likely to enter MP

Authorities in Indore and Ujjain divisions in the western part of Madhya Pradesh have been asked to be prepared to deal with the impact of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which is likely to hit the state on Thursday, an IMD official said.
 
The cyclonic storm is likely to enter Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur districts in the state between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday, the official said.
 
Rains have already been reported from some places of the state due to the impact of the cyclonic storm, he said.
 
The weather condition is likely to affect Indore and Ujjain divisions for the next two to three days, he said, adding that some places may witness thunderstorms with heavy rains and lightning during this period.

Cyclone Nisarga weakens further; now a deep depression

After hitting the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Nisarga weakened into a 'deep depression' late evening, the India Meteorological Department said.
 
The process of landfall, which began at 12.30 PM near Alibaug in Raigad district, had completed by 2.30 PM, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.

Mumbai spared major damage after cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast

Mumbai was spared major damage from cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday after the severe storm changed direction slightly and made a landfall near Alibaug, about 110 km from here, in a huge relief to the country's financial centre already reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Police and civic officials said three people died--two in Pune and one in Raigad district--in cyclone-related incidents as the storm slammed the coastal districts of Maharashtra from Arabian sea with wind speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour(kmph) in the afternoon. Mumbai remained on edge as it braced for the cyclone after a gap of 72 years.

Two dead, three injured due to Cyclone Nisarga in Pune

Two people lost their lives, while three others were injured, due to Cyclone Nisarga in Pune district on Wednesday, June 3.
 
According to Jayshree Katare, Resident deputy district collector, Pune over a 100 'kutcha houses' were also partially damaged due to the cyclone in the district.
 
Prakash Mokar (52) from Haveli tehsil and Manjabai Navle (65), a woman from Khed tehsil lost their lives.
 
Mokar lost his life while preventing a tin sheet from blowing away, while Navle died due to house collapse.
 
Moreover, three animals were also killed in the district.

50,000 people moved to safety in Mumbai ahead of Cyclone Nisarga

Nearly 50,000 people staying close to the seashore and landslide-prone areas in Mumbai were either evacuated or they themselves moved to safer locations ahead of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which hit the Maharashtra coast on Wednesday, although the country's financial capital largely remained unscathed by it.
 
Cyclone Nisarga hit the state coast near Alibaug in Raigad district with a wind speed upto 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, but weakened in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas. Read on...

Two deaths reported in Pune district

50,000 moved to safety in Mumbai

Nearly 50,000 people staying close to the seashore and landslide-prone areas in Mumbai were either evacuated or they themselves moved to safer locations ahead of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which hit the Maharashtra coast on Wednesday, although the country's financial capital largely remained unscathed by it.
 
Cyclone Nisarga hit the state coast near Alibaug in Raigad district with a wind speed upto 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, but weakened in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas.
 
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that since Tuesday it evacuated nearly 20,000 citizens to the temporary shelters and other 30,000 shifted on their own to safer locations in response to its advisory.
 
The BMC said that the city witnessed 117 incidents of tree fall, nine incidents of wall or portion of house collapse, but there was no report of any casualty or injury due to the cyclone.

Power disruption in 4 Maharashtra districts; 2.5 million consumers affected

Power supply to more than 25 lakh consumers of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDC) in four districts of Raigad, Palghar, Thane and Pune has been interrupted due to the cyclone Nisarga, which made a landfall in Alibaug on Maharashtra's coast.
 
The cyclone, whichis now moving northeastwardafter making a landfall in Alibaug caused considerable damage to power supply network, roads, houses and trees in these districts.
 
The state utility cut the power supply to many substations in these districts as precautionary measure, the MSEDCL said.
 
The power utility said it was working on a war footing to restore power supply in these areas by Thursday.
 
"Due to the cyclone, electric poles at various locations were uprooted and power supply was interrupted. Though it is difficult to ascertain the extent of damage caused because of this cyclone, we are working on war footing basis to restore the supply," the MSEDCL said in a statement.

Indore, Ujjain on alert

Authorities in Indore and Ujjain divisions in the western part of Madhya Pradesh have been asked to be prepared to deal with the impact of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which is likely to hit the state on Thursday, an IMD official said. The cyclonic storm is likely to enter Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur districts in the state between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday, the official said. Rains have already been reported from some places of the state due to the impact of the cyclonic storm, he said.

Worst over; NDRF teams to stay deployed

Cyclone Nisarga, which slammed the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, caused minimal damage to life and property and the "worst is over", the NDRF chief said on Wednesday evening.
 
However, NDRF teams will remain deployed and assist state authorities in recovery work, said S N Pradhan, the chief of the federal contingency force, in a video message."Whatever damage has happened has been generally limited to Raigad district and its talukas," he said, adding the "worst is over".
 
The cyclone, which originated in the Arabian Sea, made a landfall in Alibaug town in the costal Raigad district at 12:30 pm and the process continued for two hours. By evening, it had weakened into a cyclonic storm and is likely to further lose its intensity.

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Nisarga’ weakens into a Cyclonic Storm

Restoration work underway at Raigad, Maharashtra


43 teams of NDRF in action in Maharashtra and Gujarat


Extremely heavy rainfall likely in Raigad, other places

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Two dead, three injured as cyclonic storm enters Pune district

Two people died and three others were injured in two cyclone-related incidents in Pune district on Wednesday, said officials. Cyclone Nisarga is currently centered over Pune after making landfall in coastal Raigad district of Maharashtra around 1 pm. Manjabai Anant Navale (65), resident of Vahagaon village in Khed tehsil, died as a wall of her house collapsed and tin sheets on the roof were blown away in the wind.
 
"Three other members of Navale family also sustained injuries. They have been shifted to a hospital in Chakan," said a senior district official.
 
Prakash Mokar (52), a resident of Mokarwadi in Haveli tehsil, also died after the roof of his house was blown away and he was injured while trying to catch the tin sheets, said an officer from the District Disaster Management Cell.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Man killed as transformer falls on him amid cyclone fury

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 on Wednesday, a police official said. The incident took place at Umate village near Revadanda around 1.30 pm, he said.
 
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, the official said.

Cyclone threat to Mumbai has lessened: Maharashtra revenue minister

The threat posed by cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' to Mumbai has lessened, but the next few hours will be quite crucial, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said on Wednesday. He also said trees got uprooted at various places and power supply snapped as poles fell. Thorat said authorities in Pune, Nashik and Ahmednagar are on alert considering the trajectory of the cyclone.
 
"Though the threat posed to Mumbai by the cyclone has reduced, the next few hours will be quite crucial. The cyclone can have influence over an average of 200 km from its eye," Thorat tweeted.
 
Thorat, who also heads Maharashtra Congress unit, said the cyclonic storm has moved towards Karjat and hit Murud and Shrivardhan (both in Raigad district where the landfall was reported) the most.

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga weakens into a 'cyclonic storm'

After hitting the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Nisarga weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' in the evening, the India Meteorological Department said. 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. The current wind speed of the storm has also reduced to 65-75 kilometres per hour, the IMD said in a bulletin at 6.30 PM. The cyclone will further weaken into a deep depression by late night, the IMD bulletin said.
 
Although the cyclone made the landfall just 95 kilometres from Mumbai, the metropolitan city largely escaped its wrath.
 
Thousands of people had been evacuated in coastal Maharashtra and south Gujarat, trains rescheduled, flights cancelled and fishermen ordered out of the seas as the region braced for the cyclone.

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, uproots trees, spares Mumbai

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Mumbai on Wednesday but appeared to have maintained 'social distancing" from the city reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, as it uprooted trees in nearby Raigad and Palghar districts. A 58-year-old man died after a power transformer fell on him while he was rushing home to escape the cyclone fury at Umate village in Raigad district, police said.
 
Two people died and three were injured in two separate cyclone-related incidents in Pune district, an official said.
 
The cyclone slammed Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, making landfall at 12.30 PM at Alibaug near Mumbai. The process was completed by 2.30 PM, a senior IMD official said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Gujarat heaves sigh of relief as cyclone makes little impact

Cyclone Nisarga did not cause any major damage on the southern coast of Gujarat on Wednesday afternoon and evening following landfall near Alibaug in Maharashtra, officials said. The Gujarat government had evacuated over 63,700 people from coastal areas of eight districts and 18 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and six teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were deployed for rescue operations.
 
Luckily, the cyclonic storm passed without any major incident and casualties, said state relief commissioner Harshad Patel.
 
"No untoward incident or human injury has been reported so far due to the cyclone. While the wind speed was normal in south Gujarat region, both Valsad and Navsari received just 2 mm and 7 mm rainfall since morning. The situation is under control," he said.
 
Bracing for the cyclone, the Gujarat government had shifted to safer places 33,680 persons in Valsad district alone, followed by Navsari (14,040), Surat (8,727), Hangar (3,066), Amreli (2,086), Bharuch (1,202), Anand (761) and Gir-Somnath (228).

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: 58-year-old man killed in Maharashtra's Raigad district after transformer falls on him due to gusty winds

58-year-old man killed in Maharashtra's Raigad district after transformer falls on him due to gusty winds triggered by Cyclone Nisarga : Police

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga now moving towards north-east Maharashtra, says IMD

After making landfall at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon, cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' is moving north-east and is likely to impact Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar districts, which may witness heavy showers with gusty winds, an IMD official said. The landfall process started near Alibaug at around 1 pm and ended by 4 pm, he said. Districts such as Raigad, Palghar, Thane and Mumbai were affected by the cyclonic storm.
 
"As per the predictions, heavy to very heavy rains with gusty winds were experienced," said head of the weather department, Pune, Anupam Kashyapi. The cyclone was now moving north-east and is likely to affect Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar in north Maharashtra, he added.
 
"The north-west part of Pune district will also be affected because of the movement of the storm. Widespread rains will be witnessed in Pune city and district, while heavy to very heavy showers are likely in ghat areas," the official said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Fire brigade department responded to 60 calls related to tree uprooting today

Fire brigade department, Pune Municipal Corporation says it responded to 60 calls related to tree uprooting and 9 calls related to waterlogging till evening today.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Flight operations resume at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Flight operations resume at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Arrivals and departures were suspended at 2:30 pm due strong crosswinds induced by Cyclone Nisarga.

LIVE: Expecting Cyclone Nisarga to weaken into a deep depression, says IMD

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Mumbai Mayor inspects Girgaon beach

Mayor of Mumbai Kishori Pednekar on Wednesday inspected the Girgaon beach, before heading for Versova, in view of the cyclone Nisarga. Talking to ANI, Pednekar said that people living near the sea have been evacuated. "Our fire services, lifeguards and other disaster management teams are on standby. People living near the sea have been evacuated," she said.
 
The severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' made landfall near Alibaug on the north coast of Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday adding the landfall process will be completed during the next three hours.
 
'Nisarga', the first cyclone to hit Mumbai in 72 years, has started landfall with wind speeds of up to 120 km per hour. "The centre of the severe cyclone Nisarga is very close to Maharashtra coast. Landfall process started and it will be completed during next three hours. The northeast sector of the eye of severe Cyclonic storm Nisarga is entering into land," the IMD said.

Nisarga LIVE: NCP MP from Raigad Sunil Tatkare urges people to stay indoors as cyclone may intensify

Urging people in coastal areas to remain indoors, NCP MP from Raigad Sunil Tatkare on Wednesday said the threat posed by cyclonic storm Nisarga has still not abated and it may intensify in the evening. Taking to Twitter, Tatkare also asked people to follow instructions issued by the state government with regard to the cyclone, which made landfall in the Raigad district earlier in the day.
 
"The threat is still not over. The cyclone may intensify after evening. Hence, people should stay safe inside homes. They should not step out for any reason," he tweeted.
 
The impact of the cyclone was witnessed in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts and instances of trees falling and roofs flying off structures were also reported, he said. The NCP leader further noted that the cyclone had hit Pen, Indapur, Mangaon, Roha, Kolad, Murud, Alibaug, Shrivardhan and Ratnagiri.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Flight operations resume at Mumbai airport

Flight operations at the Mumbai airport, which was suspended at 2.30 pm, has now resumed, a spokesperson of GVK said on Wednesday. MIAL, the private airport operator, had earlier announced that all operations at the CSMIA will remain suspended between 2.30 pm and 7 pm as a precautionary measure in view of the cyclone Nisarga.
 
"The operatins at Mumbai airport have recommenced," the spokesperson said. A GVK-led consortium in partnership with AAI runs the Mumbai airport under a joint venture MIAL. "The landing and take-off is permitted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) from 6 pm," the airport spokesperson said in a statement.
 
MIAL had scheduled a total of 19 flights for Wednesday, which include 11 departures and eight arrivals to be operated by five airlines -- Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia India.

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga slams Maharashtra coast as Mumbai, south Gujarat brace for nature's fury

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Raigad district, south of Mumbai, with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday, after thousands of people were evacuated in Mumbai, coastal Maharashtra and south Gujarat.
 
Flight operations at the Mumbai airport were suspended till 7 pm. Already down on its knees from the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Mumbai was facing a cyclone for the first time in 72 years, Adam Soebel, a professor of atmospheric science at Columbia University in New York, tweeted.
 
Trees and electricity polls were uprooted in Maharashtra's Raigad district as Nisarga blew in from the Arabian Sea, making landfall at the coastal town Alibaug at around 12.30 pm.

LIVE: Mumbai may escape Cyclone Nisarga's fury by a whisker

Mumbai looked set to escape the fury of Cyclone Nisarga which made a thumping wet landfall at Shriwardhan-Dive Agar in Maharashtra's Raigad on Wedesday afternoon, officials indicated. As per the latest India Meteorological Department bulletin, the cyclone which was expected to move towards Mumbai-Thane-Palghar, has apparently veered off to the east and moving towards Pune.
 
"Nisarga lay centred over coastal Maharashtra, close to east-southeast of Alibaug, 75 kms south-east of Mumbai (Colaba) and 65 kms west of Pune. Current intensity (near center) 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph," said the IMD.
 
From the changed direction, the cyclone is likely to head towards Nashik, Jalgaon and then onto Madhya Pradesh, officials said, even as Nisarga seemed to have missed the state capital by a whisker.

India head coach Ravi Shastri shares clip of Cyclone Nisarga causing havoc in Alibag

India head coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday shared a short video of cyclone Nisarga rampaging through the town of Alibag in Maharashtra. In the video, high speed wind is lashing hard on the trees in the area and displacing things from their original places.
 
The weather bureau had earlier sounded red alert for at least seven coastal districts of Maharashtra, while several districts along Gujarat's coast are also expecting heavy rainfall. Shastri's Twitter post read: Never experienced something like this. In the eye of the storm #CycloneNisarga. Windspeed close to 100km/hr. Ferocious."
 
The severe cyclonic storm is expected to weaken down to a 'cyclonic storm' in six hours, according to Indian Meteorological Department, which made the announcement in its 2.10 p.m. bulletin on Wednesday.

BSE, NSE ready to access carry out operations from DR site amid cyclone threat

To avoid any service disruption as a result of the cyclonic storm, BSE and National Stock Exchange will carry out operations from disaster recovery (DR) site, if required, the two leading exchanges said on Wednesday.
 
In such a scenario, market participants willbe intimated appropriately, the exchanges said in separate circulars. This comes following a warning issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) with regard to cyclonic storm "Nisarga", which hit Maharashtra on Wednesday.
 
Further, trading members have beenadvised to ensure access to their primary and/or DR site to ensure smooth functioning of their operations related to trading, clearing and settlement.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Rains cause water-logging in Pune

Several low-lying areas in Maharashtra's Pune remained inundated due to rains brought in by cyclone 'Nisarga' since Tuesday night, officials said on Wednesday.
 
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, several kilometres away from here, on Wednesday 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.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Many trees uprooted due to strong winds in Pune

LIVE: Mumbai Congress sets up control room in view of 'Nisarga' cyclone

The Mumbai unit of the Congress has set up a "control room" to assist people in view of the threat posed by the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' that made landfall in Raigad on Wednesday. The Maharashtra Congress gave this information on its official Twitter handle.
 
"The Congress is always ready to help you," said the party on the micro-blogging site.
 
It also shared the contact numbers of its key leaders from Mumbai, including Maharashtra ministers Varsha Gaikwad and Aslam Shaikh, Mumbai wing chief Eknath Gaikwad and party leaders from the city including Ravi Raja and others.

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga did not land in Karnataka

Cyclone Nisarga did not land in Karnataka and has passed its border with heavy rains and strong winds, said an official on Wednesday. There was no report of any casualty, the official added.
 
"It has already passed. We have not got any reports of fatalities. A heavy rain was expected and the deputy commissioners were alerted. Fishermen too were warned," said Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) Principal Secretary T.K. Anil Kumar. Kumar said Nisarga's actual landing is in Maharashtra and the warning was given for that state and Gujarat.
 
"In the fringe proportion (of Karnataka), high winds were expected and fishermen were warned not to venture into the sea," he said.
 
Kumar said the department interacted with the deputy commissioners of Belagavi, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga and alerted them about heavy rains.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has crossed Raigad district, says IMD

LIVE: Mumbai airport suspends operations till 7 pm as Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall

Flight operations at the Mumbai airport will remain shut till 7 pm on Wednesday as a preventive step due to the ongoing landfall of Cyclone Nisarga, Mumbai International Ltd (MIAL) said.
 
"Considering the strong crosswinds, it has been decided that no arrivals and departures will take place between 2.30 pm and 7 pm," MIAL said in a statement.
 
It said that the decision to temporarily suspend flight services at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) was taken in consultation with the Airport Authority of India (AAI). The majority 74 per cent stake is with a GVK group-led consortium. The private airport operator had scheduled a total of 19 flights for Wednesday, which included 11 departures and eight arrivals to be operated by five airlines -- Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia India.

Several low-lying areas in Maharashtra's Pune inundated due to rains brought by Cyclone Nisarga

Several low-lying areas in Maharashtra's Pune inundated due to rains brought by Cyclone Nisarga ; incidents of trees falling due to gusty winds also reported in some parts of the city: Officials
 

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga shows signs of weakening

After storming the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Nisarga has started weakening and its intensity will reduce further by evening, the India Meteorological Department said.
 
The landfall of the cyclone began at 12.30 PM at Alibaug and the process was completed by 2.30 PM, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said. The storm lay 75 kilometres southeast of Mumbai and 65 kilometres west of Pune.
 
It has started weakening. The wind speed is currently 90-100 kilometres per hour and the intensity will reduce further by evening, he said. The cyclone will further weaken into a cyclonic storm by evening and into a deep depression by late night, an IMD bulletin said.

Cyclone LIVE: No major impact in Gujarat after 'Nisarga' makes landfall in Maharashtra

No untoward incident has been reported in southern coast of Gujarat so far on Wednesday due to the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', which has made landfall in neighbouring Maharashtra, a senior official said. Authorities have so far shifted more than 63,700 people living close to the coast in eight districts to safer places as a precautionary measure, he said.
 
The cyclone made landfall near Alibaug in coastal Raigad district of Maharashtra around 12:30 pm.
 
As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar in Maharashtra will feel the impact of gusty winds and heavy rains being caused by the storm.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: NDRF team at work in Alibaug and Raigad district

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asks administration to ensure immediate relief

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday directed the state administration tomaintain operational readiness and ensure immediate rescue works as cyclone 'Nisarga moves from Mumbai and Thane to North Maharashtra.
 
Thackeray is in constant touch with collectors of districts on the western coast of the state for updates about the impact of Nisarga, Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said.
 
Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts have been affected by the severe cyclonic storm, which made landfall in Raigad district with a speed of 100 to 110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Visuals from Alibaug and Raigad districts of Maharashtra

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Chief Sharad Pawar urges NCP workers to help cyclone-affected people

As cyclonic storm Nisarga lashed the coast of Maharashtra on Wednesday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar urged his party workers to help people at the time of the natural disaster.
 
In a statement, Pawar noted that the cyclone has caused severe damage to public and private properties and asked NCP workers to help those affected by the phenomenon. Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, NCP MP from Baramati Supriya Sule urged people living in the coastal areas to remain indoors and abide by the state government's instructions.
 
A severe cyclonic storm, with a speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph, made a landfall at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district, impacting Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Vehicular movement restricted at Bandra-Worli Sea Link

The vehicular movement has been restricted on Bandra-Worli Sea Link until further notice and flights have been cancelled. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced that no arrivals and departures would take place for four and a half hours today, following a runway excursion with FedEx flight 5033, arriving from Bengaluru, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), read AAI's press statement.
 
The incident occurred when the aircraft landed on the runway. The aircraft was towed away from the runway and there was no disruption in flight operations, as per the statement.
 
The cyclone made landfall near Alibaug in Maharashtra and is expected to weaken into a cyclonic storm in the next six hours, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga moves from Mumbai and Thane towards north

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.
 

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga hits coastal Maharashtra with full fury

After a wait of 72 hours, Cyclone Nisarga made a thumping landfall at Shriwardhan-Dive Agar in Raigad district, hitting coastal Maharashtra with full fury, officials said.
 
"The eye of the storm is around 60 km away, it has hit Raigad district at a speed of over 100kmph. Now, it is proceedings towards Uran," said Ratnagiri Collector Nidhi Choudhari in a statement.
 
Uran is in the northern-part of Raigad, barely a couple of kilometres from south-central Mumbai which is dotted with towering skyscrapers and slums standing cheek-by-jowl, both at risk in the cyclone, close to the angry churning Arabian Sea. Several hours before the landfall, Nisarga had already announced its impending arrival with heavy rain in the entire coastal region of Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, accompanied by strong gales of upto 60-70 kmph since Wednesday morning.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Evacuation work nearly complete, 43 NDRF teams on spot

With landfall process of Cyclone 'Nisarga' afoot and expected to continue for at least three hours hitting coastal districts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, National Disaster Response Force chief S.N. Pradhan on Wednesday said the evacuation work was nearly complete with 43 teams of the NDRF on the job.
 
The cyclone was moving along the predicted path announced by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the science of cyclone building up was evident in the southern district of Maharashtra, Pradhan added. In Ratnagiri -- a port town in Maharashtra -- the NDRF Director General said the waves have gone high and the winds and rain have picked up. The landfall began a little after 1 p.m. just south of Alibaug coastal town of Raigad district as was predicted.
 
Earlier Pradhan had said "The cyclone was expected to make landfall sometime in the afternoon between 2 pm and 4.30 pm." A total of 43 NDRF teams were deployed on the job and the evacuation work was complete in all respects, he stated then.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Rehabilitation work begins in Alibaug

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: 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 is expected to make landfall close to the city on Wednesday. Hanging over the Arabian Sea, 190 kilometres from Mumbai, Nisarga is moving at a speed of 11 kilometres per hour and is likely to make landfall at the coastal town Alibaug between 1 pm and 4 pm, officials said.
 
Already struggling with the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Mumbai will be hit by a cyclone after a gap of 129 years, weather experts said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a number of guidelines for the people, which includes keeping an emergency kit ready, staying away from windows, disconnecting power supply of all non-emergency equipments.
 
Akshay uploaded a video on Instagram, explaining the do's and don'ts listed by the BMC.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asks administration to ensure immediate relief

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday directed the state administration tomaintain operational readiness and ensure immediate rescue works as cyclone 'Nisarga moves from Mumbai and Thane to North Maharashtra.
 
Thackeray is in constant touch with collectors of districts on the western coast of the state for updates about the impact of Nisarga, Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said.
 
Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts have been affected by the severe cyclonic storm, which made landfall in Raigad district with a speed of 100 to 110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

Fire services, lifeguards and other disaster management teams on standby: Mumbai Mayor

Nisarga may have passed Goa coast: CM

Cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' may have already moved away from the seas off the Goa's coastline, but government departments are on alert to take on any eventuality, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
 
Speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, Sawant said, that despite the passage of the cyclone off the Goa's coast, the state could continue to see heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.
 
"There will be heavy rains for two to three days. I believe it (cyclone) has passed Goa. But it is expected to rain for a couple of days," Sawant told reporters.
 
"We have alerted all departments and people, especially along the coastal areas, should be more careful to avoid untoward incident," the Chief Minister also said.

Cyclone Nisarga latest update by IMD

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Tin roof atop a building in Maharashtra's Raigad blown away due to strong winds

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Over 40,000 living near sea coast in Mumbai evacuated

Over 40,000 people living near the sea coast in Mumbai were shifted to safer places in view of the cyclone 'Nisarga' which made a landfall at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, officials said. When the cyclone passes off, these people will be sent home after their health tests, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
 
"The BMC shifted 10,840 people from areas near the sea coast and landslide prone locations to 35 municipal schools where temporary accommodation facilities have been set up. They were provided food and water," the civic body said in a release.
 
Besides, following an appeal by the BMC, nearly 30,000 people on their own moved to these temporary accommodations, it said. The civic body also received 37 complaints of tree fall in the city, but there was no report of any injury.

LIVE: All fishing boats return to shore ahead of cyclone Nisarga

All fishing boats which were out in the sea off Palghar coast have returned ahead of the cyclone 'Nisarga', which is set to make a landfall at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon, an official said.
 
As many as 577 fishing boats from Palghar had earlier gone out in the sea and till Monday evening, 564 came back. Later, help was sought from the Coast Guard, Navy and the fisheries department and the remaining 13 boats also returned to the shore late Tuesday evening, district disaster control chief Vivekanand Kadam said.
 
Till Wednesday morning, more than 15,000 people residing in low lying areas and 'kutcha' houses near the coast in Dahanu, Palghar, Vasai and Talasari tehsils of Palghar were evacuated and shifted to safer places, he said. Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been stationed in Palghar to meet any eventuality, another official said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: 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.
 
Mumbai Police are taking every precautions to avert any untoward damage due to the cyclone, it said. An alert has already been sounded in Mumbai in view of the cyclone 'Nisarga', which made landfall near Alibaug around 12:30 pm.

What is a landfall? Know about cyclone Nisarga, its impact on Maharashtra

Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall near Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast and the "process" will be completed by about 4 pm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. The landfall process started around 12.30 pm. It made landfall about 40 km from Alibaug, 95 km from Mumbai. READ MORE...

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: 1,500 people shifted to sturdy shelter in Alibaug

About 1,500 citizens were evacuated and shifted to a safe and sturdy shelter in Alibaug in Raigad district of coastal Maharashtra earlier on Wednesday, as per Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Office.
 
Cyclone 'Nisarga' made landfall as a severe cyclonic storm around 12:30 pm near Alibaug, 95 km from Mumbai.
 
"Around 1500 citizens evacuated and placed in safe sturdy shelter in Alibag, Raigad this morning," the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) tweeted.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE update: 10 sailors rescued off Ratnagiri coast in Maharashtra

At least 10 sailors were rescued from a ship, which was stranded off the coast of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra due to high tide and heavy rains in the wake of cyclonic storm Nisarga on Wednesday, an official said. The vessel with a crew of 10 was spotted from the Mirya Bunder area of Ratnagiri and efforts were made to bring it to the coast, the official said.
 
However, the high tide coupled with heavy rains and rough winds pushed the ship towards the coast of Mirakwada, where the sailors were rescued safely, he said. Heavy rains pounded Ratnagiri as Cyclone Nisarga made its landfall on Wednesday. Roofs of several buildings in Ratnagiri, including a bank in Dapoli, were blown away by the rough winds, the official added.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Old-timers recall fury of cyclone which hit Mumbai in 1948

As Mumbai braces for cyclone Nisarga, expected to make landfall at nearby Alibaug later on Wednesday, many senior citizens recall the fury of the cyclone that hit the city in 1948.
 
Strong winds and rain had lashed the city incessantly, trees were uprooted in large numbers and there was extensive property damage during that cyclone, they recall. Pune-based Sucheta Nadkarny (81), who lived in Mumbai suburb Vile Parle in 1948 said, "I remember huge trees in our areawere uprooted and plants in our garden destroyed.
 
"I was 10 years old then and remember this becausemy motherwas heart broken as the plants she had lovingly nurtured were destroyed," Nadkarny told PTI. "On November 22 that year Mumbai, then Bombay,was completely paralysed after the fierce storm which raged for 20 hours. Intermittent rains caused floods in several parts of the city," another senior citizen said.

Cyclone Nisarga: BMC to conduct structural inspection of temporary COVID-19 health centres

In the wake of impending cyclone Nisarga, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday called for a structural inspection of temporary COVID-19 health centres. As a precautionary measure, the civic body has directed the contractors of the respective healthcare facilities to again review the safety and stability of the structures set up by them.
 
"As per IMD, there's a possibility of 'nature' cyclones/strong winds with rains in the BMC area. So, structured inspection of COVID-19 Health Centres set up temporarily at various places in the BMC area should be done again by concerned contractors," a statement said.
 
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Nisarga is expected to affect the city today between 11 am to 7 pm.

LIVE: Cyclone makes landfall near Alibaug, will pass through Mumbai-Thane in next 3 hours

Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall near Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast and the "process" will be completed by about 4 pm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
 
The landfall process started around 12.30 pm. It made landfall about 40 km from Alibaug, 95 km from Mumbai.
 
The right side of the wall cloud passes through coastal region of Maharashtra, mainly the Raigad district. It will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane districts during the next three hours, the IMD said in a statement. The wind speed of the cyclone is currently 100-110 kilometres per hour, it added.

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall along the Maharashtra coast

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: High tides hit Dwarka Coast in Gujarat

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Maharashtra's Raigad district

The landfall process of Cyclone 'Nisarga' has begun and will continue for three hours, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. The right side of the cyclone's wall cloud passed through coastal Maharashtra, mainly covering the Riagad district.
 
"The centre of the cyclone is very close to the Maharashtra coast. The landfall process has started and it will be completed in three hours," said IMD. The north-east sector of the eye of the cyclone is currently entering the land. The severe cyclone will cross Maharashtra coast, close to Alibag in the next three hours.
 
"The cyclone will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane district during the next three hours," stated IMD in its 12 p.m. bulletin. The cyclone is currently whirling with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph, gusting to 120 kilometres per hour 40 km away from Alibagh, 95 km from Mumbai and 325 km from Surat.

Mumbai on edge as first cyclone in 129 years nears its coast; trains rescheduled, thousands evacuated

Mumbai and neighbouring areas braced for Cyclone Nisarga barrelling Wednesday toward the coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph after tens of thousands of people in its path were evacuated, trains rescheduled, flights cancelled, fishermen ordered out of the seas and rescue workers put on standby. Hanging over the Arabian Sea, 190 kilometres from Mumbai, Nisarga is moving at a speed of 11 kilometres per hour and is likely to make landfall at the coastal town Alibaug between 1 pm and 4 pm, officials said. Already down on its knees from the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Mumabi will be hit by a cyclone after a gap of 129 years, weather experts said.
 
"It is likely to cross with an intensity of a severe cyclonic storm close to south of Alibaug," India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai's deputy director general of meteorology K S Hosalikar said.
 
"At that time, its speed is likely to be 100 kmph to 110 kmph, he added.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Animals at Mumbai Zoo shifted to holding centres

In the wake of Cyclone Nisarga, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday shifted the inmates of the Byculla Zoo including tiger, leopard, hyena, various reptiles and others, into their holding areas at the zoo. The civic body is of the view that these holding areas in the Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, commonly known as the Byculla Zoo are safer to avoid any damage to the animals and reptiles from the tree falls.
 
"We have made the arrangements for as many as 300 animals including reptiles. We will keep them in holding centres till the situation gets normal in the city," said a senior official at the Zoo.
 
The BMC further informed that they have also deployed a 20 member emergency response team which includes animal keeper, security staff in these holding areas to take care of the species.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: More than 50,000 evacuated in Gujarat

The Gujarat government on Wednesday said that over 50,000 people living in low-lying vulnerable areas in south Gujarat were shifted to safer places as a precautionary measure against cyclone Nisarga.
 
Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) told the media: "We have shifted more than 50,000 people living in coastal areas of south Gujarat. Special measures are being taken in Valsad and Navsari districts as the cyclone is expected to make an impact there. The administration is taking all precautions regarding Covid-19 at shelter houses."
 
"We have also ensured that no power cuts occur at Covid-19 hospitals in these areas during the severe cyclone. All fishermen in these areas have been asked to return from the sea. People associated with prawn cultivation and salt pans have been shifted to safer places."

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: Strong winds and high tides hit Maharashtra's Ratnagiri area

LIVE: Cyclone Nisarga moving along predicted path, says NDRF Director General

Cyclone Nisarga is moving along the predicted path and is expected to make landfall between 2 pm and 4:30 pm on Wednesday 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.
 
"The cyclone is expected to make landfall between 2 pm and 4:30 pm somewhere a little south of Alibaug in Raigad district," he said.
 
"It is moving along the predicted path as stated by the IMD and in southern parts of Maharashtra the signs of cyclone building up are evident," Pradhan said in a video message update on the cyclone. In Ratnagiri, winds and rains have picked up, the DG said.

Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: 43 NDRF teams are deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat

Mumbai: BMC evacuates over 1,000 residents; more than 30,000 move to safe locations

Over 10,000 residents have been evacuated by the BMC in Mumbai so far, and more than 30,000 have gone to safe locations on their own. Cyclone Nisarga lies about 95 km from Mumbai. The city, which has been battling the Covid-19 outbreak, is not bracing itself for heavy rains and gusts of wind as the storm nears.
About 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in the two states; of which 21 are in Maharashtra and 16 are in Gujarat. Nearly 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot: SN Pradhan, NDRF DG

Cyclone Nisarga moving along predicted path: NDRF DG

Cyclone Nisarga is moving along the predicted path and is expected to make landfall between 2pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday 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 are deployed in the two states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Severe Cyclonic Storm "NISARGA" Visible Imagery from INSAT-3D

Cyclone update: 20 NDRF teams deployed in coastal Maharashtra

At least 20 teams have been deployed in coastal areas of Maharashtra as Cyclone Nisarga approaches -- 15 from Battalion in Pune and five airlifted from Visakhapatnam. Each team comprises 30 to 35 rescuers, with specially trained mechanical, electrical, paramedic personnel.
 
Mumbai: 8 teams
Alibag: 5 teams
Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri: 2 teams each
Sindhudurg: 1 team
We cannot tell about the exact number of evacuations but around 3,000 people have been evacuated in Daman and few operations are still going on: AK Pathak, deputy commandant, NDRF
Been speaking to all our BMC assistant Commissioners all through, as we prepare for cyclone Nisarga. Each one of them is prepared to handle it and working on Covid response simultaneously, along with Mumbai Police. Requesting all to kindly cooperate with our teams: Aaditya Thackeray

Ahead of landfall, Adani electricity Mumbai (discom) issues advisory

An AEML Spokesperson said, "To ensure continuity of power supply and mitigate any disruptions due to cyclone, AEML has taken all necessary precautions and our specialized quick response teams are always on standby. During these testing times, we request our consumers to stay indoors and in case of any issues with the power supply to call the helpline on 19122, and our teams will attend to it at the earliest."

Cyclone in Maharashtra LIVE Updates: Tress uprooted in Raigad due to strong winds

Many trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds in view of Cyclone Nisarga. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in an hour in the state and the process will be completed during the next 3 hours, as per IMD.
 
Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar & Daman, very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall along Maharashtra coast, process will be completed during next 3 hours. Visuals from Mumbai

Effect of Cyclone Nisarga in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra: IMD

Cyclone Nisarga: Animals at Byculla zoo shifted into holding areas

In the wake of Cyclone Nisarga, the BMC has shifted carnivores at Byculla zoo, like tigers, leopards, hyenas, into their holding areas where they will be safe. The zoo's emergency response team of 20 people, including animal keepers and security staff, with necessary equipment are deputed to tackle any untoward incidence.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray shares do's and dont's, asks people to ignore rumours

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday shared dos and donts in view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga that is likely to make a landfall at the Alibaug town in Raigad and also impact other coastal districts including Mumbai, Palghar and Thane.
 
Sharing a graphic on Twitter, the Chief Minister's Office urged people to pay attention to official instructions on TV and radio, and not heed to rumours or circulate them.
 
Thackeray said people should tie or move indoors loose things outside their homes and regularly inspect battery- operated devices as well as reserve power systems.

 

Indian Coast Guard Region (West) has mobilised 8 Disaster Relief Teams for Maharashtra

These teams are placed at Dahanu, Mumbai, Murud Janjira & Ratnagiri. Similar teams are also standby at Goa,Karnataka & Kerala: Indian Coast Guard
Daman: A fisherman folds his casting net at a beach along the shore off the Arabian Sea before Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, in Daman, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra DyCM urges coastal residents to stay indoors

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday urged people from the states coastal belt to remain in safer places in view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga, which is likely to make landfall in the afternoon.
 
Pawar said people should not step outside home till the intensity of the storm fades.
 
People from Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts should remain in safer places, considering the landfall cyclonic storm Nisarga is set to make near Alibaug from Arabian sea, a statement quoted Pawar as saying.

Under the influence of Severe Cyclonic Storm "NISARGA", Intense Convective cloud developed along the Konkan Coast: Visible Image INSAT-3D (10:30-10:57 IST)


Watch video: Nisarga has intensified into severe cyclonic storm, says IMD

With Cyclone Nisarga approaching Alibaug, India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist, Shubhangi Bhute informed that Nisarga has turned into severe cyclonic storm. "Cyclone Nisarga has turned to severe cyclonic storm. Click HERE to watch the video

Maharashtra: Strong winds and rain hit Ratnagiri area

NDRF teams along with BMC evacuate locals near Versova

Cyclone Nisarga: Power cuts likely today due to forced shutdown in Mumbai

Amid fear of Cyclone Nisarga, the power utility firms may go for preventive 'forced shutdown' of the transformer in affected areas. According to reports, as most of the power lines in Kalyan-Dombivl are in the open, the supply may get affected. The BEST has kept several generators on standby.

Scientist Shubhangi Bhute on Cyclone Nisarga

Cyclone Nisarga has become a severe cyclonic storm, it is 200 kms away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving northeasterly towards Alibaug in Raigad district. The severe cyclonic storm is likely to cross south of Alibag between 1 pm to 3 pm

Cyclone Nisarga: Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

In the wake of impending cyclone Nisarga, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144 in the city from midnight to Thursday afternoon.
 
The police also banned citizens from visiting places like beaches, parks and promenades along the coastline.
 
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Nisarga is expected to affect the city today between 11 am to 7 pm.
 
As a precautionary measure, the Central Railways has rescheduled several special trains which were supposed to arrive or depart from the state capital on Wednesday.

Gujarat braces for cyclone Nisarga; thousands evacuated from coast

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, the state government said in a release.
 
Five more teams of NDRF have also been called in, the government said.
 
Valsad Collector R R Raval said, "We have shifted nearly 32,000 people living close to the seashore to temporary shelters. The weather is cloudy at present, but winds have not started yet."

Cyclone Nisarga tracker: Harnai records 5.4 cm in one hour

Harnai in Ratnagiri district recorded 5.4 cm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 9.30 am. Meanwhile, some 24-hour data from other cities inclues Panjim (132 mm), Ratnagiri (58 mm), Matheran (34.6 mm) and Pune (44 mm). The IMD has warned that squally winds will continue along the coast in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Palghar in Maharashtra besides Valsad and Navsari districts over south Gujarat.

SCS Nisarga Satellite animation

Cyclone 'Nisarga': Latest update

Eye diameter is about 65 km as observed through Radar. thus the diameter has decrease during past 01 hour indicating intensification of system. hence wind speed has increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.

Animation on the movement of Severe Cyclonic Storm NISARGA from Goa Radar

Ratnagiri recorded 59kmph at 9.30am. Gale wind reaching 60-70kmph gusting to 80 kmph prevails along & off south Konkan coast and 50-60kmph gusting to 70kmph along & off north Konkan coast. It will become 100-110kmph gusting to 12 kmph in the afternoon during landfall time: Met
 

Cyclone Nisarga: NDRF carries out recce at the Khambat coast in Gujarat early morning today

Cyclone Nisarga latest update: High tide in Mumbai

Tide of 4.26 m right now in Mumbai

Cyclone Nisarga: Ships off Mumbai coast; IMD flags signal number 5

As cyclone Nisarg was set to bring in stormy wind and rains, big cargo vessels, offshore supply vessels of ONGC besides other vessels cleared off Mumbai coast as twin ports -- Mumbai port trust ( MbPT) and JNPT -- issued cyclone alerts and orders, following IMD flagging signal number 5 -- port will experience severe weather.

Cyclone in Mumbai: Nearly 150 patients at its Covid facility in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai shifted to another location

Town planning authority MMRDA said nearly 150 patients at its Covid facility in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai have been shifted to another location as a precaution in the wake of the cyclone.
 

Cyclone Nisarga: Ratnagiri recorded 55kmph at 8.30am

Wind is picking up along the coast. Ratnagiri recorded 55kmph at 8.30am. Squally wind, speed reaching 55-65kmph gusting to 75kmph prevails along and off Konkan coast. It'll gradually increase becoming 100-110kmph gusting to 120kmph in the afternoon during landfall time: IMD

DOs and DONTs for Mumbaikars to take on Cyclone Nisarga

Cyclone Nisarga: Dos and don'ts for Maharashtra, Gujarat and other details

Here are some dos and don'ts for Mumbaikars and others in Maharashtra in view of Cyclone Nisarga. Read on...

Cyclone Nisarga: Priyanka Chopra requests people to take precautions

"This year feels relentless," actor Priyanka Chopra said urging Mumbai residents to take precautionary measures in view of Cyclone Nisarga.
 
The cyclone storm is approaching the north coast of Maharashtra with a speed of 11 kilometres per hour, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
 
Sharing Mumbai's famous Bandra-Worli Sea Link road picture on her Instagram story, the actor wrote: "Cyclone Nisarga is making its way to Mumbai, my beloved home city of more than 20 million people, including my mom and brother."
 
"Mumbai hasn't experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891, and at a time when the world is so desperate, this could be especially devastating," the 'Don' actor added.

Mumbai on tenterhooks as cyclone Nisarga approaches

Cyclonic storm Nisarga, set to make landfall at Alibaug in Raigad district in the afternoon, hovered over the Arabian Sea around 165 km south-southwest of the coastal town and 215 km south-southwest of Mumbai at dawn, a senior IMD official said on Wednesday.
 
India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai's deputy director general of meteorology K S Hosalikar said the cyclone will cross close to south of Alibaug as severe cyclonic storm 100-110 kmph gusting at 120 kmph.
 
Cyclonic Storm NISARGA over Arabian Sea at 0530 hrs of today 03 Jun, abt 165 km ssw of Alibagh, 215 km ssw of Mumbai. To cross close to south of Alibagh (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon of today the 03rd June as a SCS, 100-110, gust 120 kmph, afternoon, he tweeted.
 
In another tweet, he said Mumbai city received moderate rainfall of 20 mm to 40 mm, while there was light rainfall in other parts of the megapolis during the past 12 hours.
 
He reiterated heavy rainfall warnings for Mumbai and neighbouring districts like Thane, Raigad and Palghar.

Cyclone Nisarga: Many special trains for Mumbai rescheduled

As coronavirus-ravaged Mumbai braces for cyclone Nisarga, the Central Railways on Wednesday rescheduled several special trains which were supposed to arrive or depart from the state capital on Wednesday.
 
According to the Central Railways, the timings of trains for Gorakhpur, Darbhanga, Varanasi and for some other places which were earlier scheduled to leave the financial capital in the morning have now been changed.
 
"02542 LTT-Gorakhpur special will leave at 20.00 hours on 3.6.2020 instead of 11.10 hours. 06345 LTT-Thiruvananthapuram special will leave at 18.00 hours on 3.6.2020 instead of 11.40 hours. 01061 LTT-Darbhanga special will leave at 20.30 hours on 3.6.2020 instead of 12.15 hours. 01071 LTT-Varanasi special will leave at 21.00 hours on 3.6.2020 instead of 12.40 hours. 01019 CSMT-Bhubaneshwar special will leave at 20.00 hours instead of 15.05 hours," the press note issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai read.

5 NDRF teams each from Bathinda and Vijaywada airlifted successfully

Cyclone Nisarga intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

Cyclone Nisarga has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm this morning. At 6.30 am, it lay 140 km south-southwest of Alibagh (Maharashtra), 190 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 415 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat). The current intensity of the cyclone near its centre is 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph, the IMD said. In the past six hours, the cyclone has moved northeastwards towards the Maharashtra coast at a speed of 12 kmph.

Cyclone Nisarga: Dos and don'ts for Maharashtra, Gujarat and other details

Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra, which has been the most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, is likely to see its problems compounded by Cyclone Nisarga, which will make a landfall along the coast today with high wind speeds ranging up to 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph, besides heavy rainfall and storm in Mumbai and other coastal areas of the state, according to the home ministry. Ten teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in parts of Maharashtra for rescue operations in view of the cyclonic storm, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said.

Navi Mumbai Police issue advisory asking people to stay indoors between 9 am to 6 pm

In view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga hitting the area of Raigad district at around 1200 hours on June 3, Citizens of Navi Mumbai are advised to stay indoors from morning 9 am to 6 pm. Heavy rainfall and winds are expected.

Central Railway reschedules eight special trains for Mumb

Considering the impending threat posed by Cyclone Nisarga, which is likely to hit Mumbai on June 3, the Central Railways rescheduled eight trains which were supposed to arrive or depart from the state capital on Wednesday.
 
The timings of 02542 LTT-Gorakhpur, 06345 LTT-Thiruvananthapuram, 01061 LTT-Darbhanga, 01071 LTT-Varanasi, 01019 CSMT-Bhubaneshwar special trains which were scheduled to leave Mumbai area during daytime were changed to night, according to the Central Railways.
 
 
Similarly, special trains from Patna, Varanasi, and Thiruvananthapuram, which were scheduled to reach during the daytime were regulated and will now arrive in Mumbai behind schedule.

20 teams of NDRF deployed in Maharashtra as Cyclone Nisarga nears

Mumbai - 8 teams
Raigad - 5 teams 
Palghar - 2 teams 
Thane - 2 teams (1 enroute)
Ratnagiri - 2 teams 
Sindhudurg - 1 team

Following Mumbai-bound trains have been rescheduled due to Cyclone Nisarga


Maharashtra, Gujarat get five more NDRF teams in wake of Cyclone Nisarga

Five National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams reached Surat, Gujarat, from Bhatinda in Punjab on Tuesday to take part in the ongoing operations being carried out in view of Cyclone Nisarga.
 
Separately, five NDRF teams were also airlifted from Vijaywada to reach Maharashtra, where they will take part in the operations in the state capital, Mumbai.
 
 
Earlier yesterday, NDRF Director General SN Pradhan had said that 10 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra and 11 in Gujarat.

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