Cyclone Nisarga Live Updates: Mumbai Escapes Cyclone Damage, "Is Safe Now": Civic Body Official

Cyclone Nisarga: Over 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, have been moved to safer locations. Mumbai, the city worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak with over 41,000 cases so far, its suburbs and neighbouring districts are on high alert.

Cyclone Nisarga Live Updates: Mumbai Escapes Cyclone Damage, 'Is Safe Now': Civic Body Official

Cyclone Nisarga is the second to strike India in less than two weeks after Amphan hit Bengal last month

New Delhi:

Cyclone Nisarga, which intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning, has made landfall on the Maharashtra coast. This is the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks and the first such storm that will impact Mumbai - the worst-hit city in the country by coronavirus - in over 100 years. Over 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, have been moved to safer locations. Mumbai, the city worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak with over 41,000 cases so far, its suburbs and neighbouring districts are on high alert. Prohibitory orders have been placed in Mumbai, banning movement of people along the coast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat and the administrator of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and assured all possible support. No one is allowed to come out in public places like beaches, parks and promenades along the Mumbai coastline. The ban is from Wednesday morning till next day's noon, the police said in the order, anyone caught violating the ban will face criminal action.

Here are the live updates on Cyclone Nisarga:

Jun 04, 2020 06:11 (IST)
Man Dies As Electric Pole Falls On Him In Maharashtra's Alibaug During Cyclone Nisarga
A 58-year-old man died after an electric pole fell on him in Maharashtra's Alibaug as Cyclone Nisarga's monstrous winds pounded the coastal state today.

The victim Dashrath Babu Waghmare was rushing home when the electric pole fell on him. He died soon after. The incident happened in Umate village at 1.30 pm, soon after the severe cyclonic storm hit the state.

Heavy rains and strong winds battered Maharashtra as severe cyclonic storm Nisarga made landfall in Alibaug near Mumbai at 1pm this afternoon. Trees swayed, a number of electricity poles toppled and some trees were also uprooted in the popular getaway, around 100km from state capital Mumbai. Read
Jun 04, 2020 06:10 (IST)
BJP MLA Claims Damage To COVID Hospital In Mumbai, Authorities Says It's Intact


BJP MLA Nitesh Rane on Wednesday tweeted videos allegedly showing damage caused to a makeshift COVID-19 hospital in BKC area in Mumbai due to cyclone ''Nisarga'', but the authorities said the structure was intact.

Built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the 1,000-bed hospital in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is run by theBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Some 250 coronavirus patients, who are undergoing treatment there, were temporarily shifted to other facilities as a precaution in view of cyclone threat on Tuesday.
Jun 04, 2020 02:40 (IST)
We All Warded It Off: Uddhav Thackeray After Cyclone Nisarga Passes Over
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the resilience showed by people and officials helped in "mitigating the intensity" of the Cyclone Nisarga amid the COVID-19 crisis.

After making landfall near Alibaug with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph in afternoon, the cyclone weakened in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas.

Mr Thackeray said losses have been reported from coastal Konkan and some other regions. He said orders have been issued to carry out spot inspections to assess the damages caused by the cyclone.

Jun 04, 2020 00:38 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: "Worst Is Over," Says NDRF Chief; Teams To Remain Deployed In Affected Areas
Cyclone Nisarga, which made landfall on 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, reported PTI. However, NDRF teams will remain deployed and assist state authorities in recovery work, said SN Pradhan, the chief of the federal contingency force, in a video message. "Whatever damage has happened has been generally limited to Raigad district and its talukas," he said, adding the "worst is over".
Jun 04, 2020 00:04 (IST)
We All Warded It Off: Uddhav Thackeray After Cyclone Nisarga Passes Over
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the resilience showed by people and officials helped in "mitigating the intensity" of the Cyclone Nisarga amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Jun 03, 2020 23:33 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Indore, Ujjain On Alert As Cyclone Nisarga Likely To Enter Madhya Pradesh Early Thursday Morning
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, reported PTI. 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. The weather condition is likely to affect Indore and Ujjain divisions for the next two to three days, he said, adding that some places may witness thunderstorms with heavy rains and lightning during this period.
Jun 03, 2020 20:35 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Safe, No Damage To Coronavirus Quarantine Centres, Says Mumbai Civic Official
Mumbai is totally safe and no fdamage to property has been reported, Mumbai's Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburbs) Suresh Kakani told NDTV. Trees have been uprooted in some places and roads are now being cleared. "We had evacuated over 10,000 people from the slums and low-lying areas. We are conducting health check-ups of all evacuees. They will soon be allowed to go home," Mr Kakani said, adding that the situation is slowly getting to normal. The agencies have been put on high-alert since the city may receive some rain in the evening and late at night, he said. Coronavirus patients have also been shifted from the quarantine centre put up in the BKC ground. "As a safety measure, we have evacuated 240 people from the BKC quarantine centre. If they feel comfortable in the new place, they will continue to remain there. New patients will be admitted to the BKC quarantine facility since the establishment is in good condition," Mr Kakani said. Those evacuated from the low-lying areas will also be screened for symptoms of coronavirus. "In case, they have developed some symptoms, we will conduct RT-PCR tests. They will be allowed to go home once their test results are in," he said.
Jun 03, 2020 19:24 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Civic Body Begins Clearing Roads, Removing Fallen Trees
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation begins clearing roads and removing fallen trees as Cyclone Nisarga passes through.
Jun 03, 2020 19:16 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: NCP MP Sunil Tatkare Urges People To Remain Indoors, Says, "Cyclone May Intesify"
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, reported PTI. Mr Tatkare also asked people to follow instructions issued by the state government about the cyclone, which made landfall in the Raigad district earlier today. "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. The impact of the cyclone was witnessed in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts and instances of trees falling and roofs flying off structures were also reported, he said. The NCP leader further noted that the cyclone had hit Pen, Indapur, Mangaon, Roha, Kolad, Murud, Alibaug, Shrivardhan and Ratnagiri.
Jun 03, 2020 19:07 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Mayor Kishori Pednekar Inspects Seafronts In South, Western Mumbai
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Wednesday inspected the Girgaon beach in south Mumbai before heading for Versova in the suburbs after Cyclone Nisarga passed through the city, reported ANI.

Talking to ANI, Ms Pednekar said that people living near the sea have been evacuated. "Our fire services, lifeguards and other disaster management teams are on standby. People living near the sea have been evacuated," she said.
Jun 03, 2020 16:55 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai May Have Escaped Worst Of Cyclone Nisarga, Wind Speed Slows Down
Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga - the second to strike India in two weeks - made landfall on the Maharashtra coast near Alibaugh at around 1 pm. The storm is expected to weaken into a cyclone in a few hours. With wind speeds slowing down, coronavirus-hit Mumbai may have escaped the worst of the cyclone. No damage has been reported from the city where movement of people is restricted in public places like beaches, parks and promenades along the coastline till tomorrow afternoon. Flight operations have been suspended at the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport till 7 pm. Besides Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli were put on high alert where some parts fall on the path of the cyclone that developed over a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.
Jun 03, 2020 16:28 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: No Major Impact In Gujarat After Cyclone Nisarga Makes Landfall In Maharashtra
No untoward incident has been reported in southern coast of Gujarat so far due to the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga, which made landfall in neighbouring Maharashtra, a senior official said, reported PTI. 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.
Jun 03, 2020 15:37 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Civic Body Chief Reviews Preparedness
BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal at the Disaster Control Room set up inside the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Headquarters to review preparedness for Cyclone Nisarga.
Jun 03, 2020 15:33 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Indian Coast Guard Mobilises 8 Disaster Relief Teams In Maharashtra
Indian Coast Guard Region (West) has mobilised eight disaster relief teams in Maharashtra on Wednesday to respond to any humanitarian assistance and disaster relief due to cyclone Nisarga, reported ANI.

The teams have been stationed at the coastal areas of Dahanu, Mumbai, Murud, Janjira, and Ratnagiri, said Coastal Guard PRO (Public Relations Officer). Similar teams are at standby in Goa, Karnataka and Kerala, he added. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall at the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts earlier today and is expected to subside by Thursday morning.
Jun 03, 2020 15:18 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Flight operations stopped at Mumbai airport till 7 pm after cyclone hits Maharashtra coast
Cyclone Nisarga: Flight operations stopped at Mumbai airport till 7 pm after cyclone hits Maharashtra coast.
Jun 03, 2020 15:14 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga impact: Strong winds, rain pound Alibaug, trees uprooted

Trees swayed in strong winds and many toppled over as Cyclone Nisarga hit Alibaug near Mumbai, bringing heavy rain and gusts. Palm trees lining a road rocked wildly and electricity poles also wobbled as the storm swept across the seaside town 150 km from Mumbai. Read here
Jun 03, 2020 14:55 (IST)
Weather in Mumbai: Nearly 1 lakh evacuated ahead of cyclone Nisarga

As cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra, nearly one lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot, said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director-General, reports ANI.
Jun 03, 2020 14:26 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall close to Alibaug near Mumbai

Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga - the second to strike India in two weeks - made landfall on the Maharashtra coast near Alibaugh at around 1 pm amid heavy rain. Read Here
Jun 03, 2020 13:58 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Strong winds hit Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra

Strong winds and high tides hit Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra.
Jun 03, 2020 13:18 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Landfall process begins

Watch effect from Maharashtra's Sindhudurg of gusty winds blowing as cyclone Nisarga begins landfall.
Jun 03, 2020 13:14 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Landfall has begun

Tropical storm Nisarga, which intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning, has made landfall on the Maharashtra coast. This is the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks and the first such storm that will impact Mumbai - the worst-hit city in the country by coronavirus - in over 100 years.

Jun 03, 2020 13:03 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall on Maharashtra coast
Jun 03, 2020 12:21 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga is very likely to cross north Maharashtra close to the south of Alibagh (Raigad) during the afternoon.
Jun 03, 2020 12:16 (IST)
Weather Forcast: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation gears up to combat cyclone Nisarga

A thread of the key measures taken by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to combat Cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to make landfall near coronavirus-hit Mumbai this afternoon. 
Jun 03, 2020 11:57 (IST)

Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall near Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, triggering heavy rainfall and wind with speed up to 110 kilometre per hour, gusting up to 120 kmph.


Jun 03, 2020 11:47 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: NDRF with Mumbai's civic body evacuated locals near the seashore in Versova

NDRF with Mumbai's civic body evacuated locals near the seashore in Versova to safer places ahead of cyclone Nisarga.
Jun 03, 2020 11:43 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Air and rail traffic has been disrupted due to the storm

The civil aviation regulator - Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA - on Tuesday cautioned airlines about the dangers of operating during monsoon and stormy conditions. Air and rail traffic has been disrupted due to the storm.
Jun 03, 2020 11:42 (IST)
Weather in Mumbai: Mumbai on edge as cyclone Nisarga nears

Cyclone Nisarga, hovering over the Arabian Sea 190 km from Mumbai, is likely to make landfall at the coastal town Alibaug near the megapolis between 1 pm and 4 pm on Wednesday, a senior IMD official said.
Jun 03, 2020 11:36 (IST)
Under the influence of Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nisarga", Intense Convective cloud developed along the Konkan Coast.
Jun 03, 2020 11:34 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall near Alibaug near Mumbai

Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall near Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, triggering heavy rainfall and wind with speed up to 110 kilometre per hour - gusting up to 120 kmph - the India Meteorological Department or IMD has said.
Jun 03, 2020 11:02 (IST)
NDRF teams convincing people to move out to shelters at Alibaug

NDRF teams convincing people to move out to shelters at Alibaug, Raigarh, Maharashtra
Jun 03, 2020 10:34 (IST)
Animation on the movement of Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga from Goa Radar.
Jun 03, 2020 10:24 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: NDRF team has been deployed at Suvali Beach in Surat

NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team has been deployed at Suvali Beach in Surat, in view of impending adverse weather.
Jun 03, 2020 10:21 (IST)
Weather Forcast: Rainfall in Goa

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall for today at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Goa.  
Jun 03, 2020 09:55 (IST)
Weather Forcast: Alibaug preps for cyclone Nirsarga impact

As Cyclone Nisarga approached the Maharashtra coast on Wednesday, heavy rain, winds and high waves were seen at Alibaug near Mumbai, where landfall was expected. At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, have been moved to safer locations ahead of the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in more than 70 years. Read Here
Jun 03, 2020 09:53 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarg has become a severe cyclonic storm

Cyclone Nisarg has become a severe cyclonic storm, it is 200 km away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving northeasterly towards Alibag in Raigad district. The severe cyclonic storm Nirsarg is likely to cross south of Alibag between 1 pm to 3 pm: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai
Jun 03, 2020 09:48 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour; visuals from Marine Drive.
Jun 03, 2020 09:22 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai's civic body BMC has put out a list of dos and don'ts for citizens.

Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has put out a list of dos and don'ts for citizens.
Jun 03, 2020 09:19 (IST)
Weather in Mumbai: Mumbai braces for cyclone, civic body's dos and don'ts for residents

Cyclone Nisarga, the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in over a century, is heading to the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts and is expected to make landfall at Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, this afternoon. The IMD (India Meteorological Department) said Nisarga intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning. Mumbai, the city worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak with over 41,000 cases so far, its suburbs and neighbouring districts are on high alert. Read Here

Jun 03, 2020 09:16 (IST)
For some unavoidable reason, you need to drive your car, please ensure that you carry hammer or objects that can help you break glass in case your car doors get jammed: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Jun 03, 2020 09:12 (IST)
Weather Forcast: Ban on movement of people in Mumbai till Thursday noon


In Mumbai, the ban on movement of people is till Thursday noon, the police said in a late-night order, adding that anyone caught violating the ban will face criminal action. Over 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, have been moved to safer locations. 


Jun 03, 2020 09:06 (IST)
Weather in Mumbai: NRDF Maharashtra has taken up a door-to-door awareness campaign

In wake of the severe cyclone storm 'Nisarga' over the Arabian Sea, teams of the NRDF Maharashtra has taken up a door-to-door awareness campaign to protect lives of the people.
Jun 03, 2020 08:55 (IST)
Indian Air Force (IAF) continues in a heightened state of preparedness to provide required assistance in combating Nisarga cyclone.
Jun 03, 2020 08:50 (IST)
Tropical storm Nisarga: The cyclonic storm will make landfall near Alibaug

The cyclonic storm will make landfall near Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, triggering heavy rainfall and wind with speed up to 110 kilometre per hour, the India Meteorological Department or IMD said on Tuesday.

Jun 03, 2020 08:48 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga to hit Alibaug near Mumbai at noon with 110 KMPH winds

Tropical storm Nisarga, which intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" this morning, is headed towards the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts and is expected to make landfall near coronavirus-hit Mumbai this afternoon. This will be the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks and the first to hit the financial capital in over 100 years. Read Here
Jun 03, 2020 08:45 (IST)
NDRF teams evacuated the Uttan village in Thane

NDRF teams evacuated the Uttan village in Mira Bhaindar, Thane
Jun 03, 2020 08:24 (IST)
The eye of the cyclone - an area of calm weather in the center of the storm - is visible in the radar, the weather department said this morning.
Jun 03, 2020 08:21 (IST)
Watch: Strong winds and rain hit North Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra.
Jun 03, 2020 08:06 (IST)
NDRF teams from Andhra Pradesh arrived at Mumbai early this morning for cyclone Nisarga duty.
Jun 03, 2020 08:01 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga intensifies into a severe cyclonic storm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone Nisarga intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and lay centered over east-central Arabia Sea as of 5:30 am today.
Jun 03, 2020 07:57 (IST)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams recceing the Dahanu, Palghar coast early morning today: SN Pradhan, NDRF Director-General.
Jun 03, 2020 07:55 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Trains have been rescheduled from Mumbai terminal

Due to cyclone Nisarga 5 trains that were to depart from Mumbai Terminal have been rescheduled, while 2 trains that were scheduled to arrive at Mumbai Terminal to be suitably regulated and one train has been diverted, says  Indian Railways.
Jun 03, 2020 07:48 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Flight operations were partially hit due to the cyclonic storm

Flight operations in Mumbai were partially hit due to the cyclonic storm approaching the west coast. Indigo tweeted saying flight operations to/from Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi and Surat are likely to be impacted.
Jun 03, 2020 07:36 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga: Uddhav Thackeray appeal to people of Mumbai to stay indoors

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday appealed to the people of Mumbai to "stay indoors". "The cyclone could be more severe than the ones the state has faced till now... Tomorrow (Wednesday) and the day after are crucial in coastal areas... Activities which had resumed (as part of easing of lockdown) will be kept shut there for the next two days, people should remain alert," Mr Thackeray said.
Jun 03, 2020 07:32 (IST)
Cyclone "Nisarga" approaching north Maharashtra coast with a speed of 13 kmph during past 6 hours
Jun 03, 2020 07:29 (IST)
Cyclone Nisarga to make a landfall near Alibaug

Cyclone Nisarga, the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in over a century, is barreling towards the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts and is expected to make landfall near Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon.