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Cyclone Nisarga Live Updates: Nisarga crosses Mumbai heads towards Pune

03 June, 2020 19:18 IST | mid-day online correspondent Check for updates

Cyclone makes landfall near Mumbai around 1 pm; heavy downpour aided with strong gusty winds leads to tree collapse at many places in Mumbai and Raigad. Picture/Sameer Markande

  • 03 June, 2020 19:18 IST

    We expect 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.

  • 03 June, 2020 18:20 IST

    Former cricketer Ravi Shastri took to Twitter and shared a video of Cyclone Nisarga causing havoc in Mumbai. Watch the video here

  • 03 June, 2020 18:05 IST

    Cyclone Nisarga has crossed Raigad district. Now we are experiencing post-landfall effect with a wind speed of 90-100kmph in Mumbai and Thane and moderate to heavy to very heavy rainfall: Shubhangi Bhute, scientist, IMD.

  • 03 June, 2020 18:04 IST

    UPDATE: The landing and take-off at Mumbai International Airport is now permitted from 6 pm instead of 7 pm.

  • 03 June, 2020 18:01 IST

    After the 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. The NCP leader said that the cyclone has caused severe damage to public and private properties and asked NCP workers to help those affected by the phenomenon, reports PTI.

  • 03 June, 2020 17:58 IST

    In view of its preparations for the monsoon season, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited Irla Pumping Station, Juhu and took stock of the anti flooding measures.

  • 03 June, 2020 17:30 IST

    BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited Ritambhara College in Juhu and met evacuated people and assured them of all possible help.

  • 03 June, 2020 17:30 IST

    Incidents of trees falling due to gusty winds brought by cyclone Nisarga have been reported from several parts of Pune: Officials.

  • 03 June, 2020 17:21 IST

    Nisarga is moving towards Pune, Mumbai has witnessed wind speed up to 30 to 45kmph, Met said. Cyclone Nisarga has caused massive damage in Pune.

  • 03 June, 2020 17:05 IST

    A team of BMC conducted fever and SPO2 screening of evacuated citizens and also provided water and food to citizens who were shifted to temporary safety shelters in view of cyclone Nisarga.

  • 03 June, 2020 16:52 IST

    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, the police said. Three shanties were damaged in the incident that occurred around 11:30 am in Dawari Nagar locality in Santacrus (East), reports PTI.

  • 03 June, 2020 16:36 IST

    Cyclon Nisarga has no major impact in Gujarat

    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, reports PTI.

  • 03 June, 2020 16:27 IST

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams deployed at Alibaug have begun rehabilitation work, said Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

  • 03 June, 2020 16:18 IST

    Due to heavy rains and strong winds which cyclone Nisarga brought along with it, a Sugar palm tree was uprooted at Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road. A few people were snapped by mid-day lens-man rushing to collect the palm fruit i.e ice apple. Picture/Sameer Markande


  • 03 June, 2020 16:08 IST

    After a wait of 72 hours, Cyclone Nisarga made a thumping landfall at Shriwardhan-Dive Agar in Raigad district, hitting coastal Maharashtra with full fury, officials said.

  • 03 June, 2020 16:06 IST

    Cyclonic storm Nisarga may have already moved away from the seas off the Goa's coastline, but the government departments are on alert to take on any eventuality, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.

  • 03 June, 2020 16:01 IST

    BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited Worli Seaface and Versova Beach to supervise the work being carried out in view of cyclone Nisarga.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:57 IST

    Cyclone Nisarga lay centered over the coastal Maharashtra close to East-SouthEast of Alibaug, 75 km of Southeast of Mumbai (COLABA) and 65 km West of Pune: IMD.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:46 IST

    The rear part of the wall cloud region is still over the sea and the landfall process will be completed in one hour. Its current intensity near the centre is 90-100 kmph to 110kmph. It will move northeastwards and weaken into a cyclonic storm during next 6 hrs, tweets IMD.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:29 IST

    Indian Coast Guard mobilises eight teams in Maharashtra's coastline

    The Indian Coast Guard Region (West) has mobilised eight disaster relief teams in Maharashtra to respond to any humanitarian assistance and disaster relief due to cyclone Nisarga. The teams have been stationed at the coastal areas of Dahanu, Mumbai, Murud, Janjira, and Ratnagiri, reports ANI.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:27 IST

    Mobile network services have been disrupted in some parts of Raigad district, said Nidhi Choudhari, District Magistrate, reports ANI.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:23 IST

    CM Uddhav Thackeray is in constant contact with District Collectors on the western coast for updates about the impact of cyclone Nisarga, the CMO tweeted.In another tweet, it said the CM has given directions for maintaining a state of operational readiness and to ensure immediate rescue works as the cyclone moves from Mumbai and Thane to North Maharashtra.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:22 IST

    As cyclone Nisarga made a landfall in Maharashtra's coast, Tarpaulin shed was blown away from a residential building at Walkeshwar in South Mumbai due to strong winds, reports city reporter Prajakta Kasale.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:20 IST

     Cricketer Suresh Raina took to Twitter and urged residents of the West coast of India to follow the guidelines issued by BMC and NDRF. He said, "Do not get manipulated by fake forwards."

  • 03 June, 2020 15:15 IST

    While the centre of the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga moved north eastwards and crossed Maharashtra coast close to south of Alibaug but the rear part of the wall cloud is still over the sea and the landfall process will be completed in next one hour. It is likely to move northeastwards and weaken into a cyclonic storm during next 6 hours: Met department

  • 03 June, 2020 15:14 IST

    Cyclone Nisarga landfall process to be completed withing next one hour: IMD

  • 03 June, 2020 15:12 IST

    No take-off or landings at Mumbai Airport

    In view of the cylonic storm Nisarga, the Mumbai Airport witnessed a runway excursion earlier today with Fed Ex flight 5033 arriving from Bengaluru. The aircraft was towed away from the runway, no disruption caused: PRO, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai.

  • 03 June, 2020 15:02 IST

    Mumbai saw the effects of heavy rains and gusting winds which cyclone Nisarga has brought along with it. Incidents of trees being uprooted and cars being damaged have been reported from across the city. Visuals from Mumbai Central.

  • 03 June, 2020 14:54 IST

    Social Activist Arundhti Roy requested people to be strong and said that things will get better. Here's what she tweeted:

  • 03 June, 2020 14:46 IST

    The civic body has implemented a towing system for vehicles that may get stuck due to the storms. The BMC has also deployed 96 teams to move trees that may be uprooted by the cyclonic storm Nisarga.

  • 03 June, 2020 14:43 IST

    Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane took to Twitter and urged the citizens of Mumbai to take all the precautions suggested by the BMC to ensure minimum impact. He said, "For any concerns, call on 1916 & press 4."

  • 03 June, 2020 14:40 IST

    Director general-meteorology at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said, "Wind speed will be limited within 100 kmph. We can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and Thane districts. Some parts will have tidal waves inundating the low-lying areas and also some rainfall activities, so the combined impact can be there in certain parts."

  • 03 June, 2020 14:35 IST

    Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh took to Twitter and urged people to follow the guidelines and take all necessary precautions in view of cyclone Nisarga. Here's what he tweeted:

  • 03 June, 2020 14:31 IST

    In view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga, residents of vulnerable settlements were shifted to safe indoors of Municipal Schools by Ward-GN of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). While sharing the update, BMC tweeted, "Cyclones may come and go, but we will always be there for you Mumbai!"

  • 03 June, 2020 14:25 IST

    With the cyclonic storm Nisarga expected to make landfall in Mumbai, the city police has shared a list of precautions that the citizens need to follow during the cyclone. The Mumbai Police force advised citizens to keep essential items such as torches, mobile phones and power banks charged, in case of a power outage.

  • 03 June, 2020 14:11 IST

    Vehicular movement suspended on Bandra-Worli Sea Link

    Vehicular movement on the iconic Bandra-Worli sea link was suspended on Wednesday in view of cyclone 'Nisarga' which began landfall near Alibaug, about 95 km from Mumbai, police said.

  • 03 June, 2020 14:05 IST

    KS Hosalikar, deputy director general at IMD Mumbai said that land process started at 1 pm and it will now move towards Mumbai and Thane. High winds have been recorded in Raigad at around 125 kmph. The landfall process will be completed in three hours.

  • 03 June, 2020 14:03 IST

    Actor Sidharth Malhotra requested people to provide shelter to the strays and help them during this time of need in view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga. He said, "Let's all help each other & get through this."

  • 03 June, 2020 13:59 IST

    In view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt took to Twitter and urged people to stay indoors and follow all the BMC guidelines.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:57 IST

    BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited the Disaster Control Room at the BMC Headquarters to review preparedness to battle the cyclonic storm Nisarga.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:53 IST

    As per new update provided by IMD, the landfall process started and it will be completed during next 3 hours. The center of the cyclone is very close to Maharashtra coast. The northeast sector of the eye of saviour cyclonic stroam is entering into land. Current intensity near the center 100-110kmph gusting to 120kmph. Current location of cyclon is 40km south of Alibaag, 95km South of Mumbai, 325 km south of Surat.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:42 IST

    mid-day reader from Alibaug share pictures as cyclonic storm Nisarga hits the coastal town.


  • 03 June, 2020 13:37 IST

    MP Rajendra Gavit and MLA Srinivas Wanga of Palghar visited the Satpati village and interacted with the NDRF team in view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga, reports Diwakar Sharma.


  • 03 June, 2020 13:34 IST

    About 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in the two states; 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.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:32 IST

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

  • 03 June, 2020 13:29 IST

    In view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga, the NDRF Teams have been convincing people to move out to shelters at Alibaug, Raigarh in Maharashtra.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:27 IST

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

  • 03 June, 2020 13:26 IST

    Heavy rains and winds hit Ratnagiri as cyclone Nisarga enters Maharashtra's coast.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:22 IST

    A huge tree collapsed at SeaLord and Jalkiran posh housing society in South Mumbai, reports crime reporter Diwakar Sharma.

  • 03 June, 2020 13:19 IST

    Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar takes stock of the preparations with Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale at Girgaum beach.

  • 03 June, 2020 12:54 IST

    Uddhav Thackeray shares do's and dont's list

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday shared dos and don'ts in view of the
    cyclonic storm Nisarga that is likely to make a landfall at the Alibaug town in Raigad and also impact other coastal districts including Mumbai, Palghar and Thane. Read the story here.

  • 03 June, 2020 12:23 IST

    Ajit Pawar urges coastal residents to stay indoors


    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday urged people from the state's coastal belt to remain in safer places in view of the cyclonic storm Nisarga, which is likely to make landfall in the afternoon. Read the story here.

  • 03 June, 2020 12:19 IST

    All fishing boats return to shore off Palghar coast

    All fishing boats which were out in the sea off Palghar coast have returned ahead of the cyclone 'Nisarga', which is set to make a landfall at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon, an official said. As many as 577 fishing boats from Palghar had earlier gone out in the sea and till Monday evening, 564 came back. Read the story here.

  • 03 June, 2020 11:34 IST

    A pictorial guide to be prepared for Cyclone Nisarga

    Pictorial guide Nisarga

    Infographics: Atul Jain

  • 03 June, 2020 11:33 IST

    'Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall on the north coast of Maharashtra today between 1 pm to 4 pm'

    Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director-General said, "Travelling with strong wind speed at 100-120 kmph, Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall during the afternoon, that means between 1 pm to 4 pm especially districts of Raigad, Thane and Mumbai." (Read More)

  • 03 June, 2020 11:29 IST

    Precautions to take after the cyclone passes


    Illustrations/Atul Jain

  • 03 June, 2020 11:25 IST

    A visual of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link from Dadar

  • 03 June, 2020 11:12 IST

    Mumbai braces for impact of Cyclone Nisarga


    Barricades been kept grounded at Gateway Of India as Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make a landfall in Mumbai this afternoon. Picture/Suresh Karkera. 


  • 03 June, 2020 10:31 IST

    BMC issues Dos and Don'ts for cyclone

    Cyclone Mumbai

    Mumbai is bracing for cyclone Nisarga which is expected to hit Alibag on Tuesday afternoon, said IMD. The BMC is on high alert and appealed people to stay indoors. The Mumbai civic body released a set of precautions to be followed during the cyclone. Read full story

  • 03 June, 2020 10:26 IST

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas: This year feels relentless

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to her Instagram to share a post about Cyclone Nisarga. PC wrote, "Cyclone Nisarga is making its way to Mumbai, my beloved home city of more than 20 million people, including my mom and brother. Mumbai hasn't experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891, and at a time when the world is so desperate, this could be especially devastating. [sic]"

  • 03 June, 2020 10:24 IST

    Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

    Mumbai Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144 in the city from midnight to Thursday afternoon. The police also banned citizens from visiting places like beaches, parks and promenades along the coastline. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Nisarga is expected to affect the city today between 11 am to 7 pm.

  • 03 June, 2020 09:34 IST

    Akshay Kumar

    Actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday appealed to people to stay safe in view of the cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to hit Mumbai tomorrow. The actor took to social media to share the guidelines issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on safety precautions. Read More

  • 03 June, 2020 08:57 IST

    Cyclone Nisarga approaching North Maharashtra coast at 11 kmph

    According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday, Cyclone Nisarga is approaching the north coast of Maharashtra with a speed of 11 kilometres per hour. "Cyclone Nisarga is approaching North Maharashtra coast with a speed of 11 kmph. It is about 200 km South-SouthWest of Alibag and about 250 km South-SouthWest of Mumbai at 02:30 am IST of June 3," according to a tweet by the IMD.

  • 03 June, 2020 08:57 IST

    COVID-19 patients shifted

    Ahead of cyclone Nisarga, the MMRDA handed over the 1,000-beds CCC to the BMC which had shifted around 150 patients there. The chief minister had instructed that the patients be shifted to buildings. As per the instruction, all patients were shifted to Goregaon and Worli centres on Tuesday. The BMC has instructed the police to check all the temporary structures made by them for COVID-19 surveillance. Read More

  • 03 June, 2020 08:53 IST

    Huts, roads trees may face damages

    In the wake of cyclone Nisarga, major damages are expected to huts and houses with thatched or kucha roofs. Rooftops may blow off, unattached metal sheets may fly, power and communication lines may face problems. There may also be damage to roads as escape routes of water are expected to experience flooding. Other damages may include tree falls, uprooting of large avenue trees, damage to coastal crops and embankments for salt pans. IMD Mumbai has issued a warning for total suspension of fishing operations and movement in motorboats and small ships.

  • 03 June, 2020 08:35 IST

    In view of impending cyclone Nisarga, Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh on Tuesday issued prohibitory orders restricting any presence or movement of persons in public places along the coast. "The Mumbai Commissioner of Police has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC restricting any presence or movement of persons in public places along the coast like beaches, promenades, parks and other such places near the coastline to prevent loss of life and property," according to an official statement by the Mumbai Police. Read More

  • 03 June, 2020 08:35 IST

    Considering the impending threat posed by Cyclone Nisarga, which is likely to hit Mumbai on June 3, the Central Railway's rescheduled eight train's which were supposed to arrive or depart from Mumbai on Wednesday. Similarly, the special train's from Patna, Varanasi, and Thiruvananthapuram, which were scheduled to reach during the daytime were regulated and will now arrive in Mumbai behind schedule.

  • 03 June, 2020 08:31 IST

    IndiGo Airline on Tuesday cancelled 17 flights to and from Mumbai following the severe cyclonic storm in Maharashtra and will operate only three flights from Mumbai. "Due to severe cyclonic storm currently moving towards the country's western coasts, IndiGo has cancelled 17 flights to and from Mumbai. IndiGo will only operate three flights from Mumbai on June 3, 2020," IndiGo said in a statement. Read More

  • 03 June, 2020 08:31 IST

    Cyclone Nisarga To Make Landfall Near Alibaug

    Local officials take stock of the cyclone measures in various areas of Alibaug
    Local officials take stock of the cyclone measures in various areas of Alibaug

    As the coastal villages in Maharashtra brace for the approaching Cyclone Nisarga, authorities are taking all adequate measures to prevent destruction in the coastal town of Alibaug which could end up being among the worst-hit. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) personnel have been posted in Alibaug and on its beaches as a red alert had been issued over Cyclone Nisarga expected to hit on Wednesday afternoon. Read more

  • 03 June, 2020 08:23 IST

    Every monsoon, BMC shifts thousands of residents on the banks of the Mithi river to safe places like municipal schools. While no one was shifted till Tuesday evening according to ward officers, the municipal commissioner claimed that people were being shifted. Read more

  • 03 June, 2020 08:23 IST

    Strong winds expected

    Heavy rain and high-tide have always been a troublesome combination for the city, where many areas are below sea level. On Wednesday, the civic corporation will have to deal with the strong wind also. Read more

  • 03 June, 2020 08:22 IST

    Cyclone Nisarga to bring rains, winds: All you need to know

    With Maharashtra already grappling with the surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government wants to ensure that cyclone Nisarga does not wreak havoc in the state and has put measures in place along the coast, including Mumbai in view of the approaching cyclone. Read More

  • 03 June, 2020 08:22 IST

    As per the prediction of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai, there will be heavy to very heavy rain from early morning in the city, and the landfall time is around 11.30 am. There is a high-tide at 10.15 am when the level of the sea will rise to 4.6 metres. Due to the storm surge, the sea level will increase by another 1 to 2 metres and will inundate the low lying areas of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane districts.

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