New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Mumbai on Wednesday witnessed its first-ever cyclonic storm in more than a century as Nisarga hit the coastal areas of Maharashtra. The severe cyclonic storm is moving at 20 kmph with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph along with heavy rains. The process will be completed in next three hours.  The cyclonic storm is likely to impact the coastal districts of Raigad, Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar in Maharashtra.

In view of cyclone, prohibitory issues have been issued restricting any presence or movement in public places. The orders will remain in effect till 12 noon. NDRF Director General SN Pradhan has said that 10 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra.

Here are the Highlights:

3:07 pm: Till 19:00 hrs, no take-off or landings would take place at the airport due to #CycloneNisarga: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

2:40 pm: 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:IMD #CycloneNisarga

1:44 pm: Heavy to very heavy rain expected in Raigad, Mumbai, Palghar during the next two hours, reported Indian Express.

1:26 pm: #CycloneNisarga makes landfall along the Maharashtra coast, the process will be completed during the next 3 hours.

1:11 pm: In view of Cyclone Nisarga, no vehicular movement is permitted on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link: Mumbai Police

12:46 pm:  As Cyclone Nisarga nears, animals at Byculla zoo shifted into holding areas, reported Indian Express.

12:30 pm: The right side of the wall cloud region passes through coastal Maharashtra covering mainly Raigad district. It will gradually enter into Mumbai & Thane district during next 3 hours. Landfall will commence in 1 hr & process will be completed during next 3 hrs: IMD

11:50 pm: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team has been deployed at Versova beach in Mumbai, in view of impending adverse weather.

11:35 am: Around 40000 people have been evacuated to safer places till now from various locations (sea belt areas) of Maharashtra: Anup Shrivastava, Commandant NDRF (National Disaster Response Force).

11:28 am: #CycloneNisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar & Daman, very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm

10:54 am: #CycloneNisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar & Daman, very close to Alibag between 1 pm to 4 pm. While crossing the coast it will have strong winds of 100-120 kmph over Mumbai, Thane & Raigad districts of Maharashtra: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DGM, IMD

10:30 am: Strong winds and high tides hit Versova Beach in Mumbai. As per IMD,#NisargaCyclone is likely cross south of Alibag (Raigad) between 1pm to 3pm today.

10:23 am: Rains accompanied by strong, gusty winds lashed parts of Mumbai ahead of cyclonic storm on Wednesday afternoon, reported The Times of India. Red alert has been issued for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.  

10:14 am: #CycloneNisarga has become severe cyclonic storm, it is 200 kms away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving north easterly towards Alibag in Raigad district. The severe cyclonic storm Nisarga is likely cross south of Alibag between 1pm to 3pm: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD Mumbai

9:55 am: Meals and water bottles are being served to passengers of various Shramik Special trains in different stations over NFR (Northeast Frontier Railway) regularly. Ensuring that passengers don't face any hardship during the journey: Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)

9:35 am: Mumbai: #CycloneNisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour; visuals from Marine Drive. #Maharashtra

9:30 am: Wind is picking up along the coast.Ratnagiri recorded 55 kmph at 08:30 IST.Squally wind reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevails along & off Konkan coast. It'll gradually increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in afternoon during landfall time: IMD

9:23 am: As per IMD, there's possibility of 'nature' cyclones/strong winds with rains in BMC area. So, structured inspection of #COVID19 Health Centers set up temporarily at various places in BMC area should be done again by concerned contractors: Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation

9:17 am: While it’s best that you stay at home during heavy rainfall; but if, 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.#Mumbai

9:07 am: Around 15,00 evacuated citizens safely staying in a shelter in Thal, Alibaug, Raigarh: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force). #Maharashtra#CycloneNisarga

9:06 am: Prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), in view of cyclonic conditions in the city to ensure that there is no danger to human life, health or safety: Office of the Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai. #CycloneNisarga

8:50 am: #CycloneNisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km during the past hour. Wind speed has increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 mph: Government of India

8:37 am: NDRF teams conducted evacuation of the population at Uttan village in Mira Bhaindar, Thane: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force).

8:20 am: People are advised to remain indoors but mobilise evacuation from low lying areas. I advise fishermen to suspend operations & not venture into Eastcentral & Northeast Arabian Sea & along & off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coast: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Min of Earth Sciences

8:15 am: #NisargaCyclone intensified into severe cyclonic storm & lay centred at 0530 hrs over east-central Arabian Sea about 165km southwest of Alibag&215km south of Mumbai.Heavy rainfalls likely over Coastal K'taka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat next few hrs: Dr Harsh Vardhan,Min of Earth Sciences

8:09 am: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams loading up at Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh (Pic 1) & then unloading at Mumbai, Maharashtra early morning today after arriving for #NisargaCyclone duty: NDRF


8 am: 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: Indian Railways. #CycloneNisarga


7:46 am:  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 today.

7:35 am: Maharashtra: The sea beach in Kelwa village of Palghar remains deserted, NDRF personnel deployed in the region. CycloneNisarga is expected to make landfall near Alibaug today.

7:30 am: NDRF teams conducted the evacuation of the population in very early morning hours of 03/06/2020 at Koliwada, Alibaug, Maharashtra: NDRF Director General SN Pradhan.

7:20 am: CycloneNisarga approaching north Maharashtra coast with a speed of 13 kmph during the past 6 hours. It is 155 km south-southwest of Alibag and 200 km south-southwest of Mumbai: India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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