Cyclone Nisarga LIVE: The Indian Met Department (IMD) has issued a storm surge warning for Mumbai and low-lying areas of Thane and Raigad districts. The warning means an astronomical tide of 1 to 2 metre in height is likely to inundate low lying areas of Thane and Mumbai. Tide of height 0.5 to 1 metre is also expected in regions of Raigad district. Serious damage to Kucha roofs, trees and power and communication line is expected during the landfall.
The western coast which includes one of India's most densely populated cities like, Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan- Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Badlapur, Palghar, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar is bracing for a severe tropical cyclonic storm, something it has never seen in last 129 years. The IMD has warned the cyclone could make landfall along the 260-km stretch between Maharashtra's Raigad to Daman. A high alert has been issued in Mumbai, Thane and adjoining areas.
According to the IMD bulletin at 11.30 am (June 2), the deep depression over East-central Arabian Sea has moved northwards with a speed of 11
kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 0830 hours IST of today, the 02 nd June, 2020 over East-central Arabian Sea near latitude 15.3°N and longitude 71.2°E, about 280 km west of Panjim (Goa), 450 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 670 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).
|Cyclone Nisarga: Suggested actions in impact areas|
|Total suspension of fishing operations|
|Mobilise evacuation from low lying areas|
|Judicious regulation of rail and road traffic|
|People in affected areas to remain indoors|
|Movement in motorboats and small ships unsafe|
|Stay away from damaged building, switch off electrical mains|
|Keep doors and windows shut|
A red alert has been issued for Mumbai, Palgarh and several cities. The IMD has also issued a flash flood warning in Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and Nashik. The 260 km patch between Raigad and Daman has one of the highest population densities in the country.
Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates:
IndiGo has cancelled 17 flights to and from Mumbai, to only operate three flights from Mumbai tomorrow.
Western Naval Command has mobilised adequate resources for flood relief, rescue & diving assistance in the event of excessive rainfall and flooding of both, urban and rural areas in coordination with the respective State Governments on the Western seaboard. With the cyclonic storm Nisarga brewing in the Arabian Sea, all teams have been put on alert and are in readiness to respond to any requirement of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) during the storm period: Indian Navy
Western Naval Command has mobilised adequate resources for flood relief, rescue & diving assistance in the event of excessive rainfall and flooding of both, urban and rural areas in coordination with the respective State Governments on the Western seaboard: Indian Navy#Nisarga pic.twitter.com/8c6EkvXreh— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2020
Cylone Nisarga very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibagh tomorrow afternoon as a 'Severe Cyclonic Storm' with maximum wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 mph. Cyclone Nisarga lays about 280 km west-northwest of Panjim, 350 km south-southwest of Mumbai, 300 km south-southwest of Alibagh and 560 km south-southwest of Surat: IMD
Mumbai receives rainfall as Nisarga approaches western coast of India. Cyclone is likely to make landfall near Alibaug tomorrow.
Maharashtra: Mumbai receives rainfall as #Nisarga approaches western coast of India. Cyclone is likely to make landfall near Alibaug tomorrow.— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2020
Mumbai police has issued order under section 144 of CrPC prohibiting movement of people on beaches, promenades& other places near coast. pic.twitter.com/X8K059LaC2
Section 144 in Mumbai's beach areas
The Commissioner of Police, Gr Mumbai issues prohibitory orders u/s 144 of CrPC restricting any presence or movement of persons in public places along the coast like beaches, promenades, parks and other such places near the coastline to prevent loss of life and property. The prohibitory orders u/s 144 of CrPC restricting any presence or movement of persons in public places along the coast like beaches, promenades, parks to remain in effect from midnight today till 12 noon tomorrow
PM Modi takes stock of the situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of the western coast and stressed on people's safety. "Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India’s western coast. Praying for everyone’s well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures", the prime minister said.
NDRF and police evacuate people from Mendhar and Bhat villages of Navsari district in view of Cyclone Nisarga
Heavy rains lash Mumbai ahead of landfall
Heavy rains have begun in Maharashtra's Mumbai ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nisarga.
Cyclone Nisarga likely to make landfall near Alibaug tomorrow
Cyclone Nisarga likely to make landfall near Alibaug tomorrow. At the time of landfall, wind speed is expected to be 100kmph. Palghar, Pune, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Dhule and Nandurbar, Nashik expected to receive heavy rainfall tomorrow: Dr Anupam Kashyapi, IMD, Pune
Cyclone Nisarga may hit Navsari area tonight or by the morning of 4th June: IMD
As per the alert issued by India Meteorological Department, there is possibility that #CycloneNisarga may hit Navsari area tonight or by morning of 4th June; all required measures have been taken: Ardra Agarwal, District Collector, Navsari. #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/PbMTFT57cD— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2020
15 NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra:
Mumbai 3 teams
Raigad 4 teams (2 enroute)
Palghar 2 teams
Thane 2 teams (1 enroute)
Ratnagiri 2 teams (1 enroute)
Sindhudurg 1 team
Navi Mumbai 1 team enroute
33 Teams Deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat in View of Cyclone Nisarga
Thirty-three NDRF teams have been deployed in the coastal districts of Maharashtra and Gujarat in view of the impending Cyclone Nisarga, the chief of the federal contingency force said. In a video message, NDRF Director General (DG) S N Pradhan said, "Gujarat and Maharashtra have 11 and 10 teams respectively and they are being deployed in the coastal districts facing the Arabian Sea".
IMD Update at 11.30 AM: (Rainfall Warning)
- Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely in areas over Konkan & Goa during next 24 hours.
- Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls very likely over Coastal Karnataka, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada during next 24 hours.
- Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls ( ≥ 20 cm in 24 hours) at isolated places very likely over north Konkan (Mumbai, Palgar, Thane, Raigad districts) and north Madhya Maharashtra
- Cyclone Nisarga to intensify: IMD
"It is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours and further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours" IMD said in a statement.
- "Monsoon vortex or cyclonic circulation has formed in the Arabian Sea. As per our predictions, Maharashtra coastal districts like Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Thane, Raigad, Mumbai and Palghar will be more affected by it," IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.
- Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall in Palghar district
- Where is Cyclone Nisarga now?
"Now Cyclone Nisarga seems to head north of Mumbai, towards Palghar and Dahanu. Mumbaikars to brace up for very heavy rains and gale force winds. Crucial time is between the evening of June 2nd and afternoon of June 3rd," Mahesh Palawat, Vice president Meteorology And climate Change at SkymetWeather, said.
- Helpline numbers has been issued in case of any emergency during the cyclone.
Latest updates on Cyclone Nisarga
- Gale wind at a speed of 60-70 kmph in next 6 hours
- Over east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra & Goa coast
- 80-90 kmph to 100 kmph, off Gujarat's Valsad, Navsari districts, Daman, Maharashtra's Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg from tomorrow (June 3)
Gale wind at a speed of 60-70 kmph in next 6 hours— PIB in Maharashtra 🇮🇳 (@PIBMumbai) June 2, 2020
Over east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra & Goa coast
80-90 kmph to 100 kmph, off #Gujarat's Valsad, #Navsari districts, Daman, #Maharashtra's Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg from tomorrow#NisargaCyclone pic.twitter.com/b1QT7DiZcG
- 10 units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in vulnerable districts, while six others have been kept on a stand-by.
- Fishermen have been asked to come back from the sea and respective district collectors have been asked to ensure there is no loss of life. The Coast Guard has been asked to ensure fishermen come back from the sea.
- In low-lying areas of Mumbai, slum-dwellers will be shifted to safer places.
- Non-COVID hospitals will be made available for those needing medical assistance.
Where is Cyclone Nisarga?
Cyclone Nisarga is headed towards the coastline of north Maharashtra and south Gujarat. It is likely to hit the coastline on Wednesday, between Harihareshwar in Raigad district, just south of Mumbai, and Daman, just below Gujarat coast. It is likely to evolve into a 'severe' cyclonic storm, which, roughly stated, is of strength 2 on a 1-to-5 of the strength of cyclones that arise in the Indian Ocean.
On Monday, the Maharashtra government had sounded an alert in Mumbai and neighbouring districts in view of the cyclonic storm. Cyclone Nisarga is expected to cross the coast on June 3 eve, with a speed of 105-110 kmph, the IMD said, adding that heavy rains are also expected in south Gujarat and coastal Maharashtra.