Cyclone Nisarga: Here's how you can track the cyclone real-time?

Updated: Jun 02, 2020, 17:03 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

IMD website's special sections help track the movement of Cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to make a landfall in Maharashtra and Gujarat on June 3

Observed and forecast track along with cone of uncertainty of the cyclonic storm Nisarga. Picture courtesy/IMD website
Observed and forecast track along with cone of uncertainty of the cyclonic storm Nisarga. Picture courtesy/IMD website

After Cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in West Bengal and Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that Cyclone Nisarga will hit the coastal areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra on June 3.

The weather department informed in one of its predictions on their Twitter page that the low-pressure area will intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross the coastal areas of northern Maharashtra and southern Gujarat.

Anand Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director-General, India Meteorological Department (IMD) was quoted as saying by ANI on Monday, "The depression in the south-west Arabian Sea is likely to concentrate into a deep depression in next 12 hours and in next 24 hours it is going to become a cyclone."

Here's how you can track the cyclone live with these steps:

  • All you have to do is to log on to https://mausam.imd.gov.in/.

  • Scroll down to find a footer bar and you can find the option 'Specialised Products and Forecasts'. Click on 'Cyclones', which appears as the first option in the list.

  • The option will lead you to the page called 'cyclones'. The page will have a menu on the left corner where 'national', 'hourly' bulletins on cyclones, wind, storm warning issued by the IMD can be accessed.

  • Click on 'Track of cyclonic disturbance' that will lead you to the page that gives the current status of the cyclone formation.

  • You can also track the cyclone real-time with the website of the IMD's The Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre for Typical Cyclone Over North Indian Ocean. The website shows real-time images of the cyclone on its homepage. Click on the red dot in the map to get more details. 

  • Another website, Windy.com, can help you locate the cyclone real-time with satellite imagery and nearly-accurate weather forecast. 

  • Even SkymetWeather.com provides live images of the location of the cyclone. You just have to log in to the website and click on second option on the homepage titlebar tagged as 'Maps'. The page leads to a live graphic map with the nearly-accurate live location of the cyclone marked with colours. 

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