Cyclone Nisarga intensified in Maharashtra: Landfall likely tomorrow

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Cyclone Nisarga, a deep depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a cyclonic storm. It will further turn into a severe cyclonic storm by tonight and cross north Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar in Raigad district and Daman on early Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

A week after Amphan wrecked havoc in West Bengal, India is bracing for another severe cyclonic storm. Cyclone Nisarga currently lies as a depression 400 km from Mumbai, 280 km from Goa's capital city and 710 km from Surat district in Gujarat, said IMD. The severe cyclonic storm will have a wind speed of 90-105 kmph when it crosses the coast.

Cyclone Nisarga would be the first cyclonic storm to impact India's financial capital during June since 1891. Mumbai is severely affected by coronavirus pandemic with nearly 40,000 cases.

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Source: Live Mint

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