Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates: Mumbai, which is already battling with coronavirus, is now facing another calamity as the city’s first-ever cyclone, Nisarga, is likely to hit the coast in 24 hours. India Meteorological Department announced that a low-pressure area developing over the Arabian sea will further intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 36 hours. Maharashtra government is taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the people of the state. Union home minister Amit Shah also reviewed Maharashtra’s preparedness for Nisarga with CM Uddhav Thackeray.
Cyclone Nisarga Live Updates
10: 30 AM: Deep depression in the interior of Maharashtra, two deaths in Raigad, thousands evacuated along the coast.
10:00 AM: A warning has been issued for intense spells of rainfall at isolated places in Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, and Raigad districts during the next three hours.
8: 05 AM: The India Meteorological Department predicted light to moderated rainfall at north Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, Vidarbha, and south Madhya Pradesh today.
7:55 AM: Mumbai is likely to witness rains today in the evening or night.
4 June 2020- 7:30 AM: Cyclone Nisarga is currently over Madhya Maharashtra, and moving north-eastwards at a speed of 27 kmph.
3:20 PM: Disaster relief teams rescued 10 sailors from a ship that was stranded off the Ratnagiri coast, Maharashtra.
3: 10 PM: No landing will take place at Mumbai airport till 7 pm.
3: 00 PM: BMC commissioner, Iqbal Singh Chahal visits Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai to check-out the situation.
— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) June 3, 2020
2:40 PM: Nisarga landfall process to be completed within the next one hour.
2: 35 PM: Hundreds of people living close to Mumbai beaches have been shifted to safer places.
2: 15 PM: In the last 24 hours, around 37 tree falling incidents have been reported in different parts of Mumbai.
1: 50 PM: Cyclone Nisarga hitting at the speed of 100-110kmph.
1: 20 PM: No vehicular movement is permitted on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
1:05 PM: Cyclone Nisarga is entering Mumbai and Thane districts. It will enter completely by 3 pm.
1:00 PM: Nisarga is making landfall in the south of Alibaug with a wind speed of 120-140 kmph.
12:45 PM: Latest update of cyclonic storm Nisarga.
HOURLY UPDATE ON SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘NISARGA"
BULLETIN NO. 7
DATE: 03-06-2020 TIME OF ISSUE: 1200 HRS IST pic.twitter.com/DFN7dWu1tj
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 3, 2020
12: 25 PM: The Indian Coast Guard Region has deployed eight disaster relief teams for Maharashtra. These teams are placed at Murud Janjira, Dahanu, Mumbai, & Ratnagiri. Half of the team is kept on standby in Goa, Karnataka & Kerala.
12: 04 PM: NDRF team has been deployed at Versova beach in Mumbai.
12:00 PM: Power lines have been switched off in Panvel, Kamothe node.
11:25 AM: Mumbai Fire Brigade has been directed to stay alert to respond when in need.
11: 22 AM: 5 units of Navy and 8 units of NDRF have been deployed at various locations in Mumbai.
11:20 AM: 35 schools have been turned as temporary shelters for citizens.
10: 48 AM: The cyclone will cross the Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman between 1 pm and 4 pm.
10:40 AM: CMO Maharashtra shared DO’s & DONT’s to stay safe.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 3, 2020
10:26 AM: Gale wind is reaching 60-70kmph blowing to 80 kmph prevails along & off south Konkan coast and 50-60kmph blowing to 70kmph along & off north Konkan coast.
10: 10 AM: Section 144 has been imposed and NDRF teams deployed in Mumbai.
10:00 AM: MMRDA said about 150 patients at its COVID facility in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai have been shifted to another location in the wake of the cyclone.
09: 50 AM: Cyclone Nisarg has become a severe cyclonic storm, it is 200km away from Mumbai.
08:30 AM: @DDNewslive – NDRF carried out recce at the Khambat coast in Gujarat early morning on 3rd June.
NDRF carries out recce at the Khambat coast in Gujarat early morning today pic.twitter.com/lL9w5lPhOx
— DD News (@DDNewslive) June 3, 2020
08:20 AM: @Indiametdept: Eye diameter is about 65 km as observed through Radar, which means the diameter has decreased during the past one hour indicating intensification of system. Wind speed has also increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.
08:10 AM: Rainfall during 08.30 am 02.06.20 to 0630 hours 03.06.20 – Goa-74 mm, Ratnagiri-20 mm, Harnai-13 mm, Colaba-37, Santacruz-21 and Dahanu-04 mm.
08:00 AM: @Indiametdept: Cyclone “Nisarga” approaching north Maharashtra coast with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours. It is 155 km south-southwest of Alibag and 200 km south-southwest of Mumbai.
06:00 AM: @Indiametdept: at 0430 hours 3/6/20, Wind speed increased to 22 kmph at Santacruz, Mumbai.
05:00 AM : As per India Met Deptt., around 02.30 am on 3rd June, Cyclone Nisarga was approaching North Maharashtra coast with a speed of 11 kmph. It was about 200 km south-southwest of Alibag and 250 km south-southwest of Mumbai.
02:30 AM – 3 June’20: Cyclone Nisarga is about 250 km South-SouthWest of Alibag and approx 290 km South-SouthWest of Mumbai.
22:50 PM : @Indiametdept: Cyclone Nisarga is now moving NNE-wards and 270 km SSW of Alibag. Heavy Rainfall has started over the southern coastal district of Maharashtra. It is likely to intensify further gradually during the next 12 hours.
Cyclone Nisarga is now moving NNE-wards and 270 km SSW of Alibag. Heavy Rainfall started over district of south coastal Maharashtra. It is likely to intensify further gradually during next 12 hrs.
Please find the details in the bulletin:-https://t.co/QSfsJn8fMK pic.twitter.com/Mw8efaH5qr
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 2, 2020
22:30 PM: In view of #NisargaCyclone approaching, the National Disaster Response Force team has been deployed in the Navsari area of Gujarat.
22:00 PM: IndiGo canceled 17 flights to and from Mumbai for tomorrow. Check your flight status before leaving for the airport.
21:50 PM: As per India Met Department, Cyclone Nisarga started moving NNE-wards and 270 km SSW of Alibag.
20:00 PM: In preparedness for the Cyclone Nisarga, Western Naval Command has mobilized enough resources for flood relief, rescue, and other assistance. All teams have been put on alert and are ready to respond in case of need.
18:00 PM: Some areas in Mumbai like Dadar, Bandra, Parel, Mulund, Borivali, etc. witnessed drizzle/showers.
14:40 PM: Reportedly around 21,000 people from villages near the coast in Gujarat have been evacuated before the cyclone hits the state.
14:20 PM: NDRF deployed a total of 33 teams in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
There will be a total of 16 teams in Gujarat and 10 teams in Maharashtra, with 6 in Maharashtra on standby if required and two teams in Gujarat on standby: NDRF Director General SN Pradhan #NisargaCyclone https://t.co/22muuOM0FI
— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2020
12:50 PM: Fishermen return from the sea as they have been cautioned by the authorities.
Mumbai: Fishermen return from the sea as they have been cautioned by the authorities not to venture out at sea, in view of impending adverse weather; Visuals from Mahim Beach. #CycloneNisarga pic.twitter.com/Kw5xR7bSrF
— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2020
12:09 PM: IMD tweeted: “Depression over east-central Arabian sea intensified into Deep Depression. To intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and cross Maharashtra coast during 3rd June afternoon. Cyclone Alert for north Maharashtra south Gujarat coasts.”
Depression over east-central Arabian sea intensified into Deep Depression. To intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and cross Maharashtra coast during 3rd June afternoon.Cyclone Alert for north Maharashtra south Gujarat coasts. pic.twitter.com/m0kbMLICHx
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 2, 2020
10:15 AM: NDRF teams have been deployed in Palghar to conduct survey in the district and take stock of the situation.
10:00 AM: The Depression over Central Arabian Sea is moved northwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past 6 hours.
9:30 AM: Depression to turn into a deep depression by afternoon.
8:35 AM: The possibility of cyclone Nisarga has led to unprecedented measures in the coastal districts, including Mumbai.
Cyclone Nisarga live updates
The government of Maharashtra has sounded an alert in the suburbs of Mumbai. Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad district have been put on red alert, while flash flood warning has been issued in Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and Nashik. IMD had issued a red alert on 1st June indicating extremely heavy rain on Wednesday, 3rd June at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad due to Nisarga. Central Water Commission also warned of possible flash floods in Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane, Ratnagiri, Mumbai and Nashik, and tidal waves in the coastal regions of north Maharashtra and south Gujarat.