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Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Indore, Ujjain on alert as Cyclone Nisarga likely to enter MP

The cyclonic storm is likely to enter Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur districts in the state between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday.

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11:18 PM

Cyclone Nisarga weakens further; now a deep depression

  • After hitting the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Nisarga weakened into a 'deep depression' late evening, the India Meteorological Department said.
  • The process of landfall, which began at 12.30 PM near Alibaug in Raigad district, had completed by 2.30 PM, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.
  • Alibaug witnessed wind speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour.
11:17 PM

Indore, Ujjain on alert as Cyclone Nisarga likely to enter MP

  • Authorities in Indore and Ujjain divisions in the western part of Madhya Pradesh have been asked to be prepared to deal with the impact of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which is likely to hit the state on Thursday, an IMD official said.
  • The cyclonic storm is likely to enter Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur districts in the state between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday, the official said.
  • Rains have already been reported from some places of the state due to the impact of the cyclonic storm, he said.
11:16 PM

Cyclone causes power disruption in 4 Maharashtra districts; 25 lakh consumers affected

Power supply to more than 25 lakh consumers of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDC) in four districts of Raigad, Palghar, Thane and Pune has been interrupted due to the cyclone Nisarga, which made a landfall in Alibaug on Maharashtra's coast.
10:32 PM

Worst over; NDRF teams to stay deployed in Cyclone Nisarga-affected areas: DG

  • Cyclone Nisarga, which slammed the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, caused minimal damage to life and property and the "worst is over", the NDRF chief said on Wednesday evening.
  • However, NDRF teams will remain deployed and assist state authorities in recovery work, said S N Pradhan, the chief of the federal contingency force, in a video message.
10:02 PM

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Nisarga’ weakens

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Nisarga’ weakens into a Cyclonic Storm over coastal Maharashtra. Light to moderate rainfall at most places, heavy to very heavy rainfalls at isolated places very likely in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours: India Meteorological Department
10:02 PM

Extremely heavy rainfall very likely in the next two & half hours in Maharashtra

Extremely heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik districts & heavy to very heavy rainfall in Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara districts in Maharashtra during the next two & half hours: IMD
10:00 PM

Restoration of power supply

Restoration of power supply has been started in Ratnagiri & Shrivardhan. Power supply in Murud, Mandgaon, Goregaon, Alibag, Mhasala, Guhagar, Dapoli taluquas where power supply was switched off from EHV stations will be restored as soon as wind & rain slow down: Maharashtra Govt
09:59 PM

Maharashtra CM said orders have been issued to carry out spot inspections to assess the damages caused by the cyclone.

09:58 PM

Maharashtra showed nerve to ward off cyclone 'Nisarga': CM Thackeray

"Thanking all who protected Maharashtra along with Mumbai in the face of the Nisarga cyclone which had hovered over Maharashtra at a time when the state is already grappling with COVID-19. But we all warded it (the cyclone crisis) off. The people and administration fought hard and mitigated the intensity of the crisis," the chief minister said.
09:05 PM

6 flights diverted and 1 cancelled due to weather conditions at Pune Airport today: Airport Director

08:47 PM

Impact of the cyclone was felt prominently in Khed and Junnar tehsils and officials are keeping a close watch on the situation.

- Ayush Prasad, Pune Zilla Parishad's Chief Executive Officer

08:46 PM

Tin roofs of three schools and a gram panchayat office in Velhe tehsil were blown away due to gusty winds.

08:46 PM

Two cattle died due to electrocution in Mulshi tehsil

08:46 PM

Two dead, three injured as cyclonic storm enters Pune district

  • Manjabai Anant Navale (65), resident of Vahagaon village in Khed tehsil, died as a wall of her house collapsed and tin sheets on the roof were blown away in the wind. "Three other members of Navale family also sustained injuries. They have been shifted to a hospital in Chakan," said a senior district official.
  • Prakash Mokar (52), a resident of Mokarwadi in Haveli tehsil, also died after the roof of his house was blown away and he was injured while trying to catch the tin sheets, said an officer from the District Disaster Management Cell.
08:29 PM

We expect that Cyclone Nisarga will weaken into a deep depression within the next three hours and further weaken into a depression in the next 6 hours. Currently, it lays centered over Pune in Maharashtra.

- Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of IMD

08:06 PM

The impact of the storm is likely to last in the Pune district till 8.30 pm and by 11.30 pm, it will subside.

- Anupam Kashyapi, Head of the weather department, Pune

08:05 PM

North-west part of Pune district also to be affected: IMD

  • The north-west part of Pune district will also be affected because of the movement of the storm.
  • Widespread rains will be witnessed in Pune city and district, while heavy to very heavy showers are likely in ghat areas.
  • Water-logging, landslides and instances of tree falling are also likely to occur in ghat areas.
08:02 PM

Cyclone 'Nisarga' now moving towards north-east Maharashtra: IMD

  • After making landfall at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon, cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' is moving north-east and is likely to impact Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar districts, which may witness heavy showers with gusty winds, an IMD official said.
07:32 PM

Man killed as transformer falls on him amid cyclone fury

A 58-year-old man was killed after a power transformer collapsed on him due to the heavy winds in Raigad district as cyclone Nisarga lashed coastal Maharashtra on Wednesday, a police official said. The incident took place at Umate village near Revadanda around 1.30 pm, he said.
07:31 PM

Cyclone threat to Mumbai has lessened: Maharashtra revenue minister

The threat posed by cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' to Mumbai has lessened, but the next few hours will be quite crucial, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said on Wednesday. He also said trees got uprooted at various places and power supply snapped as poles fell. Thorat said authorities in Pune, Nashik and Ahmednagar are on alert considering the trajectory of the cyclone.
07:00 PM

Tatkare urges people to stay indoors as cyclone may intensify

  • Urging people in coastal areas to remain indoors, NCP MP from Raigad Sunil Tatkare on Wednesday said the threat posed by cyclonic storm Nisarga has still not abated and it may intensify in the evening.
  • "The threat is still not over. The cyclone may intensify after evening. Hence, people should stay safe inside homes. They should not step out for any reason," he tweeted.
06:06 PM

Many trees have been uprooted due to strong winds in Pune.

05:53 PM

Flight operations at Mumbai airport, earlier suspended till 7 pm, to now resume from 6 pm

05:41 PM

Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has crossed Raigad Dist. Now we are experiencing post-landfall effect with a wind speed of 90-100 kmph in Mumbai and Thane & moderate to heavy to very heavy rainfall: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD, Mumbai

05:31 PM

Trees uprooted in Palghar as landfall effect of Cyclone Nisarga

Trees uprooted in Palghar as landfall effect of Cyclone Nisarga
05:23 PM

Rains cause water-logging in Pune

  • Several low-lying areas in Maharashtra's Pune remained inundated due to rains brought in by cyclone 'Nisarga' since Tuesday night, officials said on Wednesday.
  • Incidents of trees falling due to gusty winds have also been reported at some places in the city.
  • The cyclone made landfall in coastal Raigad district, several kilometres away from here, on Wednesday afternoon.
05:22 PM

BSE, NSE ready to access carry out operations from DR site amid cyclone threat

  • To avoid any service disruption as a result of the cyclonic storm, BSE and National Stock Exchange will carry out operations from disaster recovery (DR) site, if required, the two leading exchanges said on Wednesday.
  • In such a scenario, market participants will be intimated appropriately, the exchanges said in separate circulars.
  • This comes following a warning issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) with regard to cyclonic storm "Nisarga", which hit Maharashtra on Wednesday.
05:21 PM

Mumbai Cong sets up control room in view of 'Nisarga' cyclone

  • The Mumbai unit of the Congress has set up a "control room" to assist people in view of the threat posed by the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' that made landfall in Raigad on Wednesday.
  • The Maharashtra Congress gave this information on its official Twitter handle.
  • "The Congress is always ready to help you," said the party on the micro-blogging site.
05:20 PM

Virus-hit Mumbai largely unscathed by Cyclone Nisarga

Coronavirus-hit Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday as the first severe storm to threaten India's financial capital in more than 70 years left it largely unscathed after ripping roofs off homes in a nearby coastal town.
05:07 PM

Cyclone Nisarga shows signs of weakening

  • After storming the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Nisarga has started weakening and its intensity will reduce further by evening, the India Meteorological Department said.
  • The landfall of the cyclone began at 12.30 PM at Alibaug and the process was completed by 2.30 PM, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.
  • The storm lay 75 kilometres southeast of Mumbai and 65 kilometres west of Pune.
  • It has started weakening. The wind speed is currently 90-100 kilometres per hour and the intensity will reduce further by evening, he said.
05:03 PM

A team of NDRF at work in Alibaug

04:45 PM

Maharashtra: Pawar urges NCP workers to help cyclone-affected people

  • As cyclonic storm Nisarga lashed the coast of Maharashtra on Wednesday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar urged his party workers to help people at the time of the natural disaster.
  • In a statement, Pawar noted that the cyclone has caused severe damage to public and private properties and asked NCP workers to help those affected by the phenomenon.
04:29 PM

No major impact in Gujarat after 'Nisarga' makes landfall in Maharashtra

  • No untoward incident has been reported in southern coast of Gujarat so far on Wednesday due to the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', which has made landfall in neighbouring Maharashtra, a senior official said.
  • Authorities have so far shifted more than 63,700 people living close to the coast in eight districts to safer places as a precautionary measure, he said.
  • The cyclone made landfall near Alibaug in coastal Raigad district of Maharashtra around 12:30 pm.
04:18 PM

Sea condition

The Sea condition will be High to Very High over eastcentral Arabian Sea and along & off Maharashtra & Goa coasts till today, the 3rd June evening. The Sea condition is very likely to be very rough to High over northeast Arabian Sea along & off south Gujarat coast till today, the 3rd June evening.
04:15 PM

Thunderstorm with rain in and around Delhi

Thunderstorm with rain & would occur over and adjoining areas of Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Barsana, Deeg, Mathura, Bharatpur, Isolated places of Delhi during the next two hours. Hail precipitation is very likely over and nearby Faridabad during next one hour.
04:09 PM

Cyclone: CM asks administration to ensure immediate relief

  • Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday directed the state administration tomaintain operational readiness and ensure immediate rescue works as cyclone 'Nisarga moves from Mumbai and Thane to North Maharashtra.
  • Thackeray is in constant touch with collectors of districts on the western coast of the state for updates about the impact of Nisarga, Chief Ministers Office (CMO) said.
  • Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts have been affected by the severe cyclonic storm, which made landfall in Raigad district with a speed of 100 to 110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.
03:39 PM

Three hurt as cement blocks fall on shanty due to gusty wind

  • Three members of a family were injured on Wednesday when cement blocks fell on their shanty in a chawl from an adjacent under-construction building in suburban Santacruz here due to gusty winds, police said.
  • Three shanties were damaged in the incident that occured arund 11:30 am in Dawari Nagar locality in Santacruz (East).
  • The injured have been identified as Viraj Paste (15), Santosh Paste (43) and Sanjay Paste (45), a police official said.
03:26 PM

Mobile network services disrupted in some parts of Raigad district: Nidhi Choudhari, District Magistrate

03:13 PM

Trees and poles fall as 'Nisarga' makes landfall near Alibaug

Cyclone 'Nisarga' has made landfall near Alibaug on Maharashtra coast with the wind speed of more than 110 kms per hour and heavy rainfall, leading to falling of many trees and electricity poles, a Raigad district official said.
03:06 PM

Till 19:00 hrs, no take-off or landings would take place at the airport due to Cyclone Nisarga : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

02:57 PM

Cyclone Nisarga: 10 sailors rescued off Ratnagiri coast

  • At least 10 sailors were rescued from a ship, which was stranded off the coast of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra due to high tide and heavy rains in the wake of cyclonic storm Nisarga on Wednesday, an official said.
  • The vessel with a crew of 10 was spotted from the Mirya Bunder area of Ratnagiri and efforts were made to bring it to the coast, the official said.
02:47 PM

Warning for Maharashtra-Goa coast (Up to 75 km from the coast)

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Eastcentral and Northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coasts during next 24 hours.
02:44 PM

Landfall process will be completed in one hour: IMD

02:42 PM

Local forecast for Mumbai and suburban for next 48 hours

For 24 hours
  • Moderate to heavy rain with strong gusty winds likely to occur in city and suburbs. Extremely heavy falls likely at isolated places .
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 26 deg. C & 23 deg. C respectively.

For 48 hours
  • Generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain in city and suburbs.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 29 deg. C & 26 deg. C respectively.

02:31 PM

BMC has evacuated around 25,000 slum dwellers living close to sea in Mumbai

02:27 PM

Thunderstorm with rain & wind of speed 20-40 Kmph would occur over and adjoining areas of Narnaul, Rewari, kotputli, Viratnagar, Rajgarh, Bawal, Nuh, Hodal, Sohna, Manesar, Barsana, Deeg during the next two hours

02:10 PM

Traffic on Bandra-Worli sea link suspended

02:00 PM

We pray for the safety of the people in Maharashtra: AAP

02:00 PM

Around 1500 citizens evacuated and placed in safe sturdy shelter in Alibag, Raigad this morning

Around 1500 citizens evacuated and placed in safe sturdy shelter in Alibag, Raigad this morning
01:55 PM

Chhattisgarh: Rain lashes parts of Raipur. India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or duststorm for the district today

01:34 PM

About 43 NDRF teams are deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat

Of which 21 are in Maharashtra and 16 are in Gujarat. Nearly 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot, said SN Pradhan, NDRF Director General.
01:26 PM

Cyclone Nisarga moving along predicted path: NDRF DG

  • Cyclone Nisarga is moving along the predicted path and is expected to make landfall between 2 pm and 4:30 pm on Wednesday around Alibaug in Maharashtra, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said.
  • The Director General (DG) of the federal contingency force said a total of 43 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in the two states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • "The cyclone is expected to make landfall between 2 pm and 4:30 pm somewhere a little south of Alibaug in Raigad district," he said.
01:24 PM

Around 3000 people have been evacuated in Daman and few operations are still going on: AK Pathak, Deputy Commandant, NDRF

Around 3000 people have been evacuated in Daman and few operations are still going on: AK Pathak, Deputy Commandant, NDRF
01:08 PM

In view of Cyclone Nisarga, no vehicular movement is permitted on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link: Mumbai Police

01:06 PM

The center of the severe Cyclone Nisarga is very close to Maharashtra coast. Landfall process started & it will be completed during next 3 hours. The northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm is entering into land: IMD

12:51 PM

Cyclone: BMC to conduct structural inspection of temporary COVID-19 health centres

  • In the wake of impending cyclone Nisarga, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday called for a structural inspection of temporary COVID-19 health centres.
  • As a precautionary measure, the civic body has directed the contractors of the respective healthcare facilities to again review the safety and stability of the structures set up by them.
12:40 PM

Mumbai shuts offices, tells people to stay home as cyclone nears

Mumbai authorities ordered offices and factories to shut and people to stay home Wednesday, reversing a move to ease a coronavirus lockdown as the Indian megacity faced its first cyclone in more than 70 years.
12:40 PM

Mumbai on edge as first cyclone in 72 years nears its coast; trains rescheduled, thousands evacuated

  • Mumbai and neighbouring areas braced for Cyclone Nisarga barrelling Wednesday toward the coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph after tens of thousands of people in its path were evacuated, trains rescheduled, flights cancelled, fishermen ordered out of the seas and rescue workers put on standby.
  • Hanging over the Arabian Sea, 190 kilometres from Mumbai, Nisarga is moving at a speed of 11 kilometres per hour and is likely to make landfall at the coastal town Alibaug between 1 pm and 4 pm, officials said. Already down on its knees from the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Mumabi will be hit by a cyclone after a gap of 72 years, weather experts said.
12:39 PM

Maharashtra: Many trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds

Maharashtra: Many trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds
12:26 PM

Landfall will commence in 1 hour & process will be completed during next 3 hrs: IMD

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