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Red Alert in Maharastra & Gujrat: Cyclone Nisarga expected to bring 100 kmph winds

Tropical cyclone Nisarga is moving northwards at a spedd of 400 Kilometer per hour and is 550 Kilometres away from Mumbai.

Nisarga will make landfall between Harihareshwar in Maharastra’s Raigad and Daman on June 3.

The IMD has issued a red alert of two days from June 3 to June 4.

The deep depression is currently 550 km south-southwest of Mumbai in Maharashtra and 800 km south-southwest of Surat in Gujarat.

The depression is likely to move northwards till June 2. It will then re-curve north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts during June 3 afternoon, which is when it is likely to make landfall

When Nisarga become a severe cyclonic storm it moves at wind speed of 105-115 kmph.

I will weaken into a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 60-70 per hour on June 4 according to the IMD.

The coastal areas, Maharashtra and Gujarat are expecte to experience high speed winds and extremely heavy rainfall during this period.

The fishermen have been advised not to go in the sea.

Preparations

The Maharashtra government on Monday have issued an alert in Mumbai and neighbouring districts in view of the approaching cyclonic storm Nisarga.

Ten units of the National Disaster Response Force have been placed in vulnerable districts, while six others have been kept on a stand-by, officials said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray through video conference and took info of the state’s preparedness to tackle such condition.

Adequate precautions are being taken to safeguard and protect the chemical and atomic energy plants located in coastal Palghar and Raigad districts.

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