Cyclone Nisarga: Biggest Cyclone In More Than A Century To Hit Mumbai Today, All You Need To Know

Rains have lashed Mumbai and Goa due to the impact of cyclone Nisarga. Mumbai is likely to receive more than 27 mm of rain on Wednesday.


Mumbai| The deep depression that arose from the Arabian Sea turned into a cyclone on Tuesday. The Cyclone Nisarga is moving towards the coast of Maharashtra at a speed of 13 km / h. It was 200 km south of Alibaug and 250 km south and southwest of Mumbai at 2:30 pm. It is estimated that it will hit at 110 km / h between Harihareshwar and Daman between 1 pm and 5 pm. From there, moving north to Mumbai, Palghar and moving towards South Gujarat. This is the first biggest storm hitting Mumbai in more than a century.

Only 19 flights will be diverted from Mumbai due to cyclone nature. Of these, 11 are going from Mumbai and 8 are coming. The timings of 5 trains running from Mumbai have been changed.

Meanwhile, Section 144has been imposed in the city of Mumbai. The administration has asked people to not venture out of their houses. The lockdown relaxations given as a part of “Mission Begin Again” have also been withdrawn in light of the cyclone.

The intensity of cyclone Nisarga has reduced by 65 km in the last one hour. Wind speed has increased from 85–95 km / h to 90–100 km/h.

More than 21 thousand people have been evacuated from villages in Palghar district of Maharashtra to safer places. All industries and markets in the district have been closed. Fishermen have been asked not to go to sea by 4 June.

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The Western Naval Command has alerted all its teams in view of the storm. The Navy has kept 5 flood teams and 3 divers teams ready in Mumbai.
NDRF teams have reached Mumbai from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in view of cyclone Nisarga.

20 teams of NDRF have been deployed in Maharashtra. Of these, 8 teams in Mumbai, 5 in Raigad, 2 in Palghar, 2 in Thane, 2 in Ratnagiri and 1 in Sindhudurg will carry out relief and rescue work. The Navy has deployed 5 flood rescue teams and 3 divers teams in Mumbai. Meanwhile, 16 teams of NDRF have been sent to Gujarat. 80 thousand people have been shifted to safe places in the coastal districts here. There are alerts in 11 districts of both states.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that there are nuclear and chemical plants in Raigad and Palghar on the route of the storm. There is also a danger of power shutdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to Uddhav Thackeray in this regard. Palghar has the oldest Tarapur atomic power plant in the country. There are some other power units as well. There is BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Center) in Mumbai. Raigad also has power, petroleum, chemicals and some other important industries including Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Navy are important strategic destinations in Mumbai.

Rains have lashed Mumbai and Goa due to the impact of the storm. Mumbai is likely to receive more than 27 mm of rain on Wednesday. Waves up to 2 meters high can rise in the sea. Electricity-water supply is being stopped in storm-prone districts. Apart from Valsad, Navsari, Surat in south Gujarat, heavy rain alert has been issued in Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Some districts and cities of Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Gwalior divisions are prone to heavy or very heavy rains. Dhar received one inch of water on Tuesday.

According to the Cyclone e-Atlas of the Meteorological Department, for the first time since 1891, there is a threat of cyclone around the coastal areas of Maharashtra. Earlier, in 1948 and 1980, such a situation was created, but there were differences about how it could turn into a cyclone.

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