Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga made landfall in Alibaug in the coastal region of Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon. Cyclone Nisarga caused heavy rains in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts. Strong winds lashed the coastal region.
Cyclone Nisarga gradually lost its strength as it moved further inland and around 10 pm weakened to become cyclonic storm (from severe cyclonic storm).
PTI said that 3 people died as Cyclone Nisarga slammed the western coast of India.
Cyclone Nisarga is expected to weaken further in the early hours of Thursday. By late Wednesday, Cyclone Nisarga was headed towards Madhya Pradesh.
Cyclone Nisarga | As it happened:
9:49 pm: Severe Cyclonic storm Nisarga has weakened into cyclonic storm.
9:47 pm: Work to restore power supply on Ratnagiri and Srivardhan has begun.
8:36 pm: Fire Brigade Department of Pune Municipal Corporation said that it has responded to 60 calls related to tree uprooting and 9 calls related to waterlogging
7:32 pm: As Cyclone Nisarga crossed Raigad, NDRF teams swung into action for restoration work
7:13 pm: Mrityunjay Mohapatra, DG of IMD, said that he expected Cyclone Nisarga to weaken into a deep depression in next 3 hours and furthur weaken to become a depression in 6 hours after that. He said that currently the cyclone was centred over Pune.
6:43 pm: Wind speed in Mumbai is being registered to be up to 90 km per hour.
6:29 pm: Maximum damage was seen in Raigad District: NDRF DG SN Pradhan
6:27 pm: "Quick evacuation carried out with the help of state government ensured that major tragedy was averted," said NDRF DG SN Pradhan.
6:25 pm: We provided as many NDRF teams as requested by Maharashtra and Gujarat: SN Pradhan
6:23 pm: "Cyclone Nisarga is moving Northeastwards," said SN Pradhan. He added that Cyclone Nisarga will now lose its strength.
6:22 pm: "Worst of Cyclone Nisarga is over," says NDRF DG SN Pradhan
6:00 pm: One death reported in Raigad District
5:42 pm: "Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has crossed Raigad Dist. Now we are experiencing post-landfall effect with a wind speed of 90-100kmph in Mumbai and Thane & moderate to heavy to very heavy rainfall," said Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD (Mumbai)
5:32 pm: Heavy winds fell trees in Pune
5:29 pm: Strong winds caused property damage in Palghar, many trees were uprooted.
5: 26 pm: Flight operations at Mumbai Airport will resume at 6 pm. Earlier it was declared that flight operations would remain suspended till 7 pm
5:01 pm: Alibaug in Raigad District in Maharashtra faced the impact of Cyclone Nisarga. watch the video below to see how heavy wind and rain battered the region.
4:59 pm: NDRF teams carry out carried out work at Alibaug even as Cyclone Nisarga caused widespread destruction. The cyclone made landfall near Alibaug on Wednesday afternoon
4:58 pm: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar spoke with District Collectors of Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.
4:55 pm: Latest satellite image of Cyclone Nisarga
The cyclone has moved inwards into Maharashtra after making landfall near Alibaug this afternoon.
4:42 pm: Total number of fire calls received (short circuit)
(From June 2 to now)
Mumbai City: 19
Total number of calls received (tree collapse)
(From June 2 to now)
Mumbai City: 19
4:40 pm: NDRF team posted at Versova beach as a precautionary measure.
4:35 pm: 'Watch out for broken electric poles, broken glass and sharp objects after cyclone,' warns NDMA.
4:20 pm: Wind forecast says that wind speed will be between 90 to 100 km per hour gusting up to 110 km per hours in Raigad, Mumbai and Thane. In Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and remaining areas of Thane, the winds are likely to maintain speeds of 60 to 90 km per hour. Wind speeds have registered a decrease in Mumbai.
4:06 pm: Wind speed registers decrease in Mumbai (32 km per hour). However, strong winds (62 km/hour) are persisting north of Mumbai in Thane District.
4:03 pm: 'Do not enter damaged buildings after cyclone recedes' warns National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
03:28 pm: Mobile network, as well as electricity supply, disrupted in some parts of Raigad district
03:05 pm: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessed a runway excursion today with FedEx flight 5033 arriving from Bengaluru. The incident occurred when the MD11 aircraft landed on runway 14/32. The aircraft was towed away from the runway and there has been no disruption in flight operations.
03:02 pm: Till 19:00 hrs, no take-off or landings would take place at the airport due to Cyclone Nisarga
03:00 pm: At least 10 sailors rescued from a ship which was stranded off the coast of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra due to high tide and heavy rains
02:49 pm: Tin roof atop a building in Raigad blown away due to strong winds as cyclone Nisarga lands along Maharashtra coast
02:27 pm: The rear part of the wall cloud region is still over the sea and the landfall process will be completed in one hour. Its current intensity near the centre is 90-100 kmph to 110kmph. It will move northeastwards and weaken into a cyclonic storm during next 6 hrs: IMD
02:10 pm: Cyclone building up the initial effect of Nisarga now showing in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra
#CycloneNisargaUpdate— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) June 3, 2020
DAY 0-3rd June 2020,1400 hrs
@ℕ𝔻ℝ𝔽ℍℚ 𝕥𝕖𝕒𝕞 𝕒𝕝𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕪 @ 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜#CycloneNisarga has landed near Alibaug,Raigad District of Maharashtra @ndmaindia @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @BhallaAjay26 @PIBHomeAffairs @ANI @PTI_News @DDNewslive @DisasterState pic.twitter.com/AnMNRpUcZp
02:02 pm: High tides hit Dwarka Coast in Gujarat
01:51 pm: Vehicular movement restricted on Bandra-Worli Sea link due to cyclone Nisarga
01:48 pm: Cyclone Nisarga hits Alibaug, video shared by Twitter user
Cyclone Nisarga. Alibag scenes. pic.twitter.com/MrKnKbKvbY— Vasudevan (@padmanva) June 3, 2020
01:47 pm: Cyclone Nisarga video as shared by a Twitter user
01:44 pm: Effects of cyclone Nisarga seen in Thane district of Maharashtra
#CycloneNisargaUpdate— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) June 3, 2020
DAY 0-3rd June 2020,1300 hrs
Cyclone Building up
Effect of Nisarga now showing in Thane District of Maharashtra @NDRFHQ @ndmaindia @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @BhallaAjay26 @PIBHomeAffairs @ANI @PTI_News @DDNewslive @DDNewsHindi @DisasterState pic.twitter.com/ekS9U0PGr9
01:43 pm: Severe Cyclonic Storm "NISARGA" Visible Imagery from INSAT-3D
01:42 pm: We cannot tell about the exact number of evacuations but around 3000 people have been evacuated in Daman and few operations are still going on: AK Pathak, Deputy Commandant, NDRF
01:41 pm: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall along the Maharashtra coast, the process will be completed during the next 3 hours
01:39 pm: Strong winds and high tides hit Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra
01:34 pm: About 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in the two states; of which 21 are in Maharashtra. Nearly 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot
01:23 pm: Under influence of severe cyclonic storm Nisarga, Harnai reported 74 kmph wind speed at 12:30 pm today: IMD
01:20 pm: Effect of Nisarga cyclone in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra
01:05 pm: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall along Maharashtra coast, the process will be completed during next 3 hours
01:02 pm: Under the influence of Severe Cyclonic Storm "NISARGA", Intense Convective cloud developed along the Konkan Coast: Visible Image INSAT-3D
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) pic.twitter.com/TMlkc0hPt3— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 3, 2020
12:59 pm: Center of severe cyclonic storm Nisarga is now very close to the Maharashtra coast. Landfall process has begun, which will be completed during the next 3 hours. The northeast sector of the eye of Nisarga is entering into land, says IMD
12:46 pm: Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm
12:38 pm: Trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds in view of cyclone Nisarga
Maharashtra: Many trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds in view of #CycloneNisarga. 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. pic.twitter.com/DXtKytdqX9— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
12:27 pm: The right side of the wall cloud region passes through coastal Maharashtra covering mainly Raigad district
The right side of the wall cloud region passes through coastal Maharashtra covering mainly Raigad district. It will gradually enter into Mumbai & Thane district during next 3 hours. Landfall will commence in 1 hr & process will be completed during next 3 hrs: IMD #CycloneNisarga pic.twitter.com/McmN4vK6yI— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
12:26 pm: Strong winds and high tides hit Miramar Beach in Goa
#WATCH: Strong winds and high tides hit Miramar Beach in Goa. #CycloneNisarga likely to hit the neighbouring state Maharashtra in one hour and the process will be completed during the next 3 hours. pic.twitter.com/9tGHQ8vlzb— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
12:22 pm: Thunderstorm with rain and wind of speed 20-40 kmph would occur over and adjoining areas of Pilani, Jhunjhunu, Narnaul, Bawal, Rewari during next two hours. Hail precipitation is very likely over and nearby Narnaul during next one hour
12:20 pm: Nearly 50,000 people living in coastal areas of South Gujarat and some 4,000 residents of the neighbouring Union Territory of Daman have so far been shifted to safer places ahead of the approaching cyclonic storm 'Nisarga'. Police have been deployed on all the beaches in Gujarat's coastal belt and people have been asked to remain indoors, they said.
12:17 pm: In the wake of cyclone Nisarga, the BMC has shifted Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo animals, including tiger, leopard, hyena and others, into their holding areas at the zoo which are safer to avoid any damage from tree fall
12:10 pm: Cyclone Nisarga, hovering over the Arabian Sea 190 km from Mumbai, is likely to make landfall at the coastal town Alibaug near the megapolis between 1 pm and 4 pm on Wednesday, a senior IMD official said has said
12:08 pm: Do's and Don'ts for Cyclone Nisarga
12:05 pm: Videos shows intense lightning strike in Bhavnagar's Palitana, in Gujarat
12:00 pm: BMC directs fire brigades to stay alert to respond immediately in case of emergencies. 93 lifeguards have been deployed at 6 beaches
11:59 am: Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm
11:58 am: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team has been deployed at Versova beach in Mumbai, in view of impending adverse weather
11:40 am: Cyclonic storm Nisarg will make landfall in Raigad at an approx speed of 110-120 kmph. The cyclone will further affect Pune and Nashik division with wind speed of 70-80 kmph along with heavy rainfall
11:07 am: The IMD has warned of a storm surge of 0.5 to one meter, which is going to inundate areas up to two kilometres in Maharashtra's Raigad and Thane districts
11:09 am: Gujarat govt has shifted 50,000 people from low lying areas in coastal districts, deployed 15 NDRF and 6 SDRF teams, directed industries in South Gujarat to remain shut as cyclone Nisarga is set to make a landfall in the afternoon
11:04 am: In the wake of cyclone Nisarga, town planning authority MMRDA said nearly 150 patients at its COVID-19 facility in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai have been shifted to another location as a precaution in the wake of the cyclone
10:53 am: List of trains to and from Mumbai today
10:48 am: Strong winds and rain hit Ratnagiri area of Maharashtra
#WATCH Maharashtra: Strong winds and rain hit Ratnagiri area. #CycloneNisarga— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
As per, Ratnagiri recorded 59 kmph at 09:30 IST. Gale wind reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph prevails along&off South Konkan coast&50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph along&off North Konkan coast. pic.twitter.com/s3LMJQZIoR
10:47 am: Animation on the movement of severe cyclonic storm Nisarga from Goa radar
10:45 am: Cyclone Nisarga to cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, will be very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm. While crossing the coast, it will have strong winds of 100-120 kmph over Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra
10:33 am: Cyclone Nisarga has become a severe cyclonic storm, now 200 kms away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving northeasterly towards Alibag in Raigad. The severe cyclonic storm is likely to cross south of Alibag between 1 pm to 3 pm
10:29 am: Strong winds and high tides hit Versova Beach in Mumbai
10:21 am: 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'
10:12 am: Cyclone Nisarg has become a severe cyclonic storm, it is 200 kms away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving northeasterly towards Alibag in Raigad district. The severe cyclonic storm Nisarga is likely to cross south of Alibag between 1 pm to 3 pm
09:46 am: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team has been deployed at Suvali Beach in Surat, in view of impending adverse weather
09:42 am: Rain lashes parts of Panaji city in Goa
Goa: Rain lashes parts of Panaji city.— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall for today at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Goa. #CycloneNisarga pic.twitter.com/gXucYckxk8
09:30 am: Wind is picking up along the coastal regions. Ratnagiri recorded 55 kmph at 08:30 IST. Squally wind reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevails along and off Konkan coast. It will gradually increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in the afternoon during landfall time.
09:18 am: BMC advises people to stay at home during heavy rainfall; but if, for some unavoidable reason, you need to drive your car, please ensure that you carry hammer or objects that can help you break glass in case your car doors get jammed
09:12 am: Cyclone Nisarga Live Location: Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga is currently blowing over Bhaucha Dhakka, a major fishing dock in Mumbai. Gusty winds with a slight swell in the sea have been observed
09:06 am: Deployment of 15 teams of NDRF in Maharashtra
- Mumbai - 3 teams
- Raigad - 4 teams
- Palghar - 2 teams
- Thane - 2 teams
- Ratnagiri - 2 teams
- Sindhudurg - 1 team
- Navi Mumbai - 1 team
09:04 am: Heavy rain, winds in Goa due to low pressure in the Arabian Sea. With the sea conditions being rough, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has asked fishermen not to venture into the waters
09:01 am: Prohibitory orders have been issued under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), in view of cyclonic conditions in Mumbai to ensure that there is no danger to human life, health or safety
08:59 am: BMC issues Do's and Don'ts for Mumbaikars in the wake of Cyclone Nisarga
08:55 am: Cyclone Nisarga intensifies further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour. Wind speed has increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 mph
08:41 am: People are advised to remain indoors but mobilise evacuation from low lying areas. I advise fishermen to suspend operations and not venture into Eastcentral and Northeast Arabian Sea and along and off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coast: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Min of Earth Sciences
08:37 am: NDRF teams conducted the evacuation of the population at Uttan village in Mira Bhaindar, Thane in Maharashtra
08:34 am: A total of 9 flights will be operating from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA). Changes in scheduled arrivals and departures are expected
08:31 am: Heavy rains lash Maharashtra's Palghar
08:26 am: Strong winds and rain hit North Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra
08:23 am: Websites and Twitter handles to know the latest updates on weather and the precautions to be taken:
- National Disaster Management Authority (@ndmaindia)
- IMD Weather (@IMDWeather)
- National Disaster Response Force (@NDRFHQ)
- BMC (@mybmc)
- PIB in Gujarat (@PIBAhmedabad)
- PIB in Maharashtra (@PIBMumbai)
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Cyclone Nisarga in the Arabian Sea was barreling toward India's business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation's highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
New Delhi: In this satellite image taken from India Meteorological Department (IMD) at 13:00 IST (June 2) shows a depression formed by Cyclone Nisarga on Arabian Sea. Cyclone Nisarga is to intensify into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the next 12 hours and cross Maharashtra and South Gujarat coast on Wednesday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday ahead of Cyclone Nisarga landfall. Nisarga will make its landfall near Alibaug (Mumbai).
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