New Delhi: Per week after a raging cyclone wreaked havoc in West Bengal, the nation is now bracing to face one other cyclone which is headed in direction of the shoreline of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
“Nisarga” at present lies as a despair 490 km from Mumbai, 280 km from Goa’s capital metropolis and 710 km from Surat district in Gujarat.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has stated that the despair intensifed right into a deep despair at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
It’s now slated to additional flip right into a cyclonic storm in 12 hours after which right into a extreme cyclonic storm in subsequent 12 hours.
Low stress, despair and deep despair are the primary three ranges utilized by the IMD to categorise cyclones primarily based on their depth.
It’s more likely to cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar city in Raigad district and Daman as a extreme cyclonic storm on Wednesday.
IMD’s Director Common Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has stated that the extreme cyclonic storm can have a wind pace of 90-105 kmph when it crosses the coast on June 3.
In response to Roxy Mathew Koll, a local weather scientist on the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, it is going to be the first-ever cyclone in recorded historical past to hit the Maharashtra coast in June.
Whereas, as per one other researcher on the similar institute, ‘Nisarga’ will probably be solely the second cyclone in recorded historical past that will probably be hitting the Maharashtra coast within the pre-monsoon season i.e. April-June.
“The one and only cyclone in the past that hit Maharashtra coast in the pre-monsoon season was May 1961 cyclone,” Vineet Kumar stated.
The IMD Director-Common additionally stated that the cyclonic storm will have an effect on the coastal districts of Maharashtra, together with Mumbai, greater than Gujarat and neighbouring states.
“As per our predictions, Maharashtra coastal districts like Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Thane, Raigad, Mumbai and Palgarh will be more affected by it.”
The Central Water Fee has sounded flood alert for Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Thane, Mumbai, Palgarh and Nasik districts of Maharashtra, Daman district of union territory of Daman and Dui, Silvassa district of Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Valsad district of Gujarat.
There might be inundation in low mendacity areas, townships, and metropolis areas. Wind pace may additionally trigger injury to bushes, phone, and electrical poles, Mohapatra warned.
As a consequence of its affect, the east central Arabian Sea and south east Arabian Sea is at present tough. Fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into the ocean until Thursday close to Kerala, Lakshadweep, coastal Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
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