New Delhi: Severe cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ is moving in an upward direction towards Mumbai and the northern coast of Maharashtra with a wind speed of about 110 kmph. Mumbai, the worst-hit city in India due to coronavirus outbreak, was put on red alert as this is the second cyclone in a century to its coast.Also Read - Rajasthan: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Kota, Jhalawar; Rescue Ops Underway

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nisarga will cross areas close to Alibagh in Raigad district of Maharashtra in the afternoon making landfall with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph. The IMD also warned of about three to 6.5 feet-high (two metres) waves along with the storm. Also Read - This 150-year-old Heritage Building in Ahmedabad is Being Restored With a Hope to Empower Girls

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Many flights have been cancelled from the Mumbai International Airport in view of the cyclonic storm.

At least 30 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in the vulnerable areas of Maharashtra (20) and Gujarat (10). Very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Pune, Palghar, Thane, Nashik, Raigad, Dhule and Nandurbar.

At least 20,000 people were evacuated from more than 47 villages near south Gujarat’s Valsad and Navsari coast. Meanwhile, Surat, Bharuch, and Saurashtra’s Bhavnagar and Amreli districts have also been put on high alert.

Last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the two Chief Ministers: Uddhav Thackeray of Maharashtra and Gujarat’s Vijay Rupani and assured them of all possible help from the Centre.

Live Updates

  • 9:40 PM IST

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

  • 9:39 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates: 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

  • 9:36 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates: 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

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates: 6 flights diverted and 1 cancelled due to weather conditions at Pune Airport, Maharashtra today: Airport Director

  • 7:22 PM IST

    Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates: A 58-year-old man died after an electric pole fell on him in Alibag area of Raigad, Maharashtra today: District Collector Nidhi Choudhari

  • 7:22 PM IST
    Cyclone Nisarga LIVE Updates: 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 India Meteorological Department
  • 5:37 PM IST

  • 5:37 PM IST

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

  • 4:14 PM IST

  • 3:06 PM IST

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