With cyclone Nisarga expected to make landfall south of Mumbai on June 3, several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed at various places of the state. Two NDRF teams have been deployed in Palghar, three teams in Mumbai. one in Thane, 2 teams in Raigad and one team in Ratnagiri. The administration of these districts has been asked by the state government to shift all the people along the shoreline to relief centres.
According to the India Meteorological Department, the depression over east-central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea has moved north northwestwards with a speed of 9 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centered over the east-central Arabian Sea near latitude 14.2°N and longitude 71.2°E about 310 km southwest of Panjim (Goa), 570km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 800 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).
“It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during the next 12 hours and intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over the East-central Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 Noon and then recurve north northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the afternoon of June 3,” the IMD stated in its advisory.
The Depression over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past 6 hrs intensified into a Deep Depression&lay centered at 0530 hours today…:IMD (India Meteorological Department). (1/2) pic.twitter.com/cPEBUosncX
— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2020
Further, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray also held a discussion with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday over the cyclone which is expected to reach the coast on June 3. In the meeting, all the preparations taken by the state to tackle the cyclone were reviewed.