Cyclone Nisarga Approaching Mumbai At 120 KMPH

Mumbai the financial capital of India is bracing for a cyclone in over 100 years. It was a tropical cyclone named Nisarga but it intensified into a “super cyclonic storm” today morning.

10 points about this cyclonic development

  1. Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall about 100 km from Mumbai near Alibaug. Its wind speed could be up to 110 km/hour gusting up to 120 km/hour.
  2. In Maharashtra, more than 19,000 people have been moved to safe places. CM Udbhav Thackeray has appealed people to stay indoors.
  3. The eye of the storm is visible in the Dopplers Weather Radars (DWR) that are tracking the storm in Mumbai and Goa. The diameter of the eye is 65 km.
  4. Mumbai police has banned human movement along the coastline since last night.
  5. Directorate General of Civil Aviation cautioned airlines against operating in cyclonic conditions.
  6. A storm surge of up to 6.5 meters high will inundate the low-lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.
  7. Over 30 National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed at sensitive areas to conduct rescue operations.
  8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and payed for the well being of all.
  9. Indian Coast Guard Ships and planes have been warning fishermen to return to harbour before cyclone sets in.
  10. It is second cyclone to strike India’s coastline in less than two weeks. Earlier Cyclone Amphan made landfall in West Bengal and Orissa. It killed 100 people and displaced millions.

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