Printed: June 2, 2020 10:43:20 pm
With Cyclone Nisarga looming over Maharashtra coast and anticipating to make a landfall within the subsequent 12 hours, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday urged the people within the state to remain alert.
“The cyclone could be more severe than the ones the state has faced till now….Tomorrow and the day after are crucial in coastal areas,” Thackeray mentioned. “Activities which had resumed (as part of easing of lockdown to contain coronavirus) will be kept shut there for the next two days in view of the cyclone…people should remain alert.”
In a televised handle, Thackeray mentioned the storm is predicted to hit the state’s coastal belt Wednesday afternoon, and shared a listing of `dos and dont’s’ within the state of affairs. Mumbai, Thane and Palghar have been placed on pink alert until June 4.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) Tuesday mentioned that Cyclone Nisarga may be very doubtless to intensify right into a “severe cyclonic storm” over the following 12 hours and cross Maharashtra and South Gujarat coast Wednesday. The cyclonic storm will cross North Maharashtra and adjoining South Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, shut to Alibaug (in Maharashtras Raigad), on June three as a extreme cyclonic storm with a most sustained wind 100-110 gusting to 120 kmph, an IMD official mentioned.
“As per the trajectory of the system, it is expected to make the landfall somewhere near south of Mumbai. But it is a dynamic system and is subject to change in the next 24 to 48 hours. Mumbai is in the trajectory and will feel the adverse impact of the (developing) cyclone,” Sunitha Devi, a scientist at Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre, Delhi, mentioned.
Cyclone Nisarga comes weeks after Tremendous Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh. Residents alongside the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat have been alerted of the storm.
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