– globalbihari bureau
Mumbai: The landfall process of severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has started and it will be completed during next 3 hours with a sustained maximum wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120kmph, according to an India Meteorological Department update at 1.oo pm today. The severe cyclone was about 40 kms away from coastal Raigad district and about 95 kms away from Mumbai and laid centered over east-central Arabian Sea.
IMD stated the centre of the cyclone was very close to the Maharashtra coast and the north-east sector of the eye of the severe cyclonic storm was “entereing into land”. The wind forecast for coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat during the cyclone is as follows:
100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph along and off Raigadh, Mumbai and adjoining areas of Thane; 85-95 kmph gusting to 105 kmph likely along and off Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, remaining areas of Thane and Palghar districts, and 68-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along and off Valsad and Navsari districts of Gujarat during next six hours.
The rainfall recorded since 8.30 am today in Ratnagiri is 30 mm, Colaba, 07 mm, Santacruz, 05 mm, and Dahanu, 0.1 mm, the IMD stated.