Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall near Alibag in Maharashtra IMD

  • | Tuesday | 2nd June, 2020

It will make landfall as a 'severe cyclonic storm' with a wind speed of 100-110 kmh gusting to 120 kmh. The cyclonic storm is currently located 280 km west-southwest of Panjim (Goa), 430km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 640 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat). Dr Sunita Devi, India Meteorological Department's in-charge of cyclones, said, "The cyclone will further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours." If that happens, it will be the first-ever cyclone in recorded history to hit the Maharashtra coast in June." "The one and only cyclone in the past that hit the Maharashtra coast in the pre-monsoon season was in May, 1961," Vineet Kumar said.

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