LIVE: Worst has passed, cyclone situation well negotiated because of timely preparations, says NDRF Chief

The cyclone landfall process has begun near Alibaug which is about 50 km away from Mumbai city, the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat have been put on high alert.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:26

New Delhi: The cyclone Nisarga landfall process has begun near Alibaug which is about 50 km away from Mumbai city, as the cyclonic cycle lays centered over eastcentral Arabian Sea near LAT. 18.1°N and Long. 72.8°E lies very close to Raigad coast. It's about 60 KM south of Alibagh, 110 KM south of Mumbai, 340 KM south of Surat (Gujarat).

Landfall process has started in coastal area of Maharashtra (near Alibaug), it has hit Raigadh distrct. It will continue for next three hours. It will cross Mumbai, Thane and then proceed to north Maharshtra and South Gujarat. By Wednesday midnight it will weaken and by tomorrow morning it will become depression.

The coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat have been put on high alert while section 144 has been imposed in Mumbai city.

In Maharashtra, at least 20 teams of the National Disaster Response Force and four teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in different coastal areas while five teams have been kept on standby in the wake of the impending cyclone.

Gujarat government has evacuated over 78,000 people from four districts located near the coastline and deployed 19 teams of NDRF and SDRF. Around 13 teams of the NDRF and six teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed at different locations, five more teams of the NDRF will reportedly arrive soon.

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4 June 2020, 10:56 AM

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3 June 2020, 22:38 PM

NDRF hief S N Pradhan: Overall, the worst has passed and the cyclone situation was well negotiated because of timely preparations and coordination between central and state authorities.

3 June 2020, 22:08 PM

The deep depression over north Madhya Maharashtra moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 25 KMPG during past 6 hours.

3 June 2020, 19:47 PM

IMD says Cyclone Nisarga set to weaken into a cyclonic storm later tonight.


3 June 2020, 18:00 PM

Maharashtra: NDRF teams start restoration and rescue operations in Alibaug, Raigad after Nisarga's havoc. 

3 June 2020, 17:58 PM

Maharashtra: Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has crossed Raigad District. Now we are experiencing post-landfall effect with a wind speed of 90-100kmph in Mumbai and Thane and moderate to heavy to very heavy rainfall, says Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD, Mumbai.


3 June 2020, 17:55 PM

Maharashtra: Raigad and other northern districts severely affected by Nisarga.

3 June 2020, 17:44 PM

Maharashtra: Flight Operations to resume at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai from 6 pm.

3 June 2020, 17:36 PM

Maharashtra: Rehabilitation work has begun in Alibag.



3 June 2020, 17:20 PM

Maharashtra: BMC staff providing water and food to citizens evacuated to temporary safety shelters.

3 June 2020, 16:30 PM

Maharashtra: Estimated tidal waves of about 1 to 2 metres along and off Raigad, Mumbai and Thane during landfall. 0.5 mt storm surge likely to continue along Mumbai, Thane, and Raigarh in next 3 hours.

3 June 2020, 16:23 PM

Maharashtra: Picture from Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, of an uprooted tree and damaged car.



3 June 2020, 16:21 PM

Maharashtra: Visuals of Srivardhan near Alibaug, Raigad District.


3 June 2020, 16:16 PM

Maharashtra: Visuals from Pen, Raigad District.

3 June 2020, 16:10 PM

Maharashtra: No casualties have been reported till now in the state. But strong winds have destructed many tin houses and uprooted several trees.

3 June 2020, 16:03 PM

Mumbai: No landings or take-offs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport till 7 PM today.

3 June 2020, 16:02 PM

Pune: Over 20 trees were uprooted near Pimpri-Chinchwad due to strong winds and rainfall. The uprooted trees have blocked many roads and damaged several cars parked on the roads.

3 June 2020, 15:57 PM

The severe cyclonic storm Nisarga moved towards northeastwards and crossed Maharashtra coast close to the south of Alibagh between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM as a 'Severe Cyclonic Storm' with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.


3 June 2020, 15:34 PM

Mobile network services disrupted due to Cyclone Nisarga in some parts of Raigad district: Nidhi Choudhari, District Magistrate

3 June 2020, 14:56 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

3 June 2020, 14:05 PM

About 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in the two states; of which 21 are in Maharashtra. Nearly 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone zones: SN Pradhan, NDRF Director General

3 June 2020, 13:37 PM

Landfall process has started in coastal area of Maharashtra (near Alibaug), it has hit Raigadh district. It will continue for next three hours. It will cross Mumbai, Thane and then proceed to north Maharshtra & South Gujarat.

3 June 2020, 13:26 PM

Several animals of Mumbai's Ranibagh zoo have been shifted to safe places due to Cyclone Nisarga. Tigers, wolves and other animals have been put in cages to avoid any deaths during the calamity.

3 June 2020, 13:24 PM

Cyclone Nisarga landfall process has started and it will be completed in the next 3 hours. The northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm is entering into land: IMD

3 June 2020, 13:13 PM

Cyclone Nisarga landfall process starts,  no traffic movement on Bandara-Worli sealink as Mumbai put on high alert. 

3 June 2020, 12:58 PM

Many trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds due to Cyclone Nisarga. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in an hour in the state and the process will be completed during the next 3 hours, as per IMD.

Cyclone NIsarga, IMD

3 June 2020, 12:52 PM

As many as 15 NDRF and 6 SDRF teams have been deployed in Gujarat. More than 50 thousand people were relocated due to Cyclone Nisarga. More than 250 ambulances including 170 medical teams on standby to deal with the condition.

3 June 2020, 12:50 PM

Current intensity near cyclonic center 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph. Wind-speed (in kmph at 0930 hours ist of 03.06.2020): Ratnagiri-59, Harnai-28, Colaba-09, Santacruz-11 and Dahanu-02 kmph. Will hit near Alibaug with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

3 June 2020, 12:18 PM

Cyclone Nisarga has moved about 50 kms southwards, is likely hit Alibaug coast in Maharashtra between 1 pm to 4 pm.  

3 June 2020, 11:51 AM

IMD issues notification about damage expected from Cyclone Nisarga:  

* Major damage to thatched houses/ huts. Roof tops may blow off. Unattached metal sheets may fly. 
* Damage to power and communication lines. Major damage to Kutcha and some damage to Pucca roads. Flooding of escape routes. i. Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees. Damage to banana and papaya trees. Large dead limbs blown from trees. 'fr. Major damage to coastal crops. 
* Damage to embankments/ salt pans. (vii) Fishermen Warning & Action Suggested: 'fr. Total suspension of fishing operations. 
* Mobilise evacuation from low lying areas. 
* Judicious regulation of rail and road traffic. 
* People in affected areas to remain indoors. Movement in motor boats and small ships unsafe. 

3 June 2020, 11:41 AM

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3 June 2020, 11:35 AM

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has arranged about 35 schools as temporary shelters for citizens. (ANI)

3 June 2020, 11:28 AM

IMD issues notification on damage expected and action suggested for interior districts of Maharashtra (Pune, Ahmadnagar, Nashik, Aurangabad and adjoining Beed). 
(i) Minor damage to power and communication lines. 
(ii) Damage to Kutcha and some damage to Pucca roads. 
(iii) Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of small trees. 
(iv) Damage to banana and papaya trees. 
(v) People in affected areas to remain indoors. 

3 June 2020, 11:20 AM

National Disaster Response Force team along with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, evacuates local residents from near Versova seashore to safer places on Wednesday in view of Cyclone Nisarga.

3 June 2020, 10:57 AM

Mumbai's international airport will only operate 19 flights, including 11 departures and eight arrivals, on Wednesday (June 3) due to uncertain weather conditions caused by cyclone Nisarga, which is expected to make its landfall in Maharashtra Wednesday afternoon. Read more here

3 June 2020, 10:53 AM

Wind speed of 80 to 90 kmph is expected over Maharashtra's Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar districts while wind speed of about 60-80 kmph is expected over Gujarat's Navsari & Valsad. By midnight it will weaken and by tomorrow morning it will reduce to a depression: IMD

3 June 2020, 10:45 AM

Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman,very close to Alibag between 1 pm to 4 pm on Wednesday. While crossing the coast it will have strong winds of 100-120 kmph over Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra: IMD DGM Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

3 June 2020, 10:40 AM

As many as 390 people residing in Alibaug and nearby coastal areas have been evacuated and put up at a makeshift shelter home. Arrangements of food and water has been made, they will be a shifted back to their homes once the effect of the cyclone passes.   

3 June 2020, 10:32 AM

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places in Goa for Wednesday. It has already received 127 mm of rains, as of 7.30 am Wednesday morning.

3 June 2020, 10:15 AM

Mumbai experienced high tide of 4.26 m (13.98ft) at 10:14am on Wednesday. When the sea tide reaches over 4.5 meters it can cause waterlogging issues for low laying areas in Mumbai city.

3 June 2020, 09:33 AM

Wind speed picks up along the coast, Ratnagiri recorded speeds upto 55 kmph at 08:30 am which is likely to increase to 100-110 kmph gusting upto 120 kmph in the afternoon during landfall: IMD

3 June 2020, 09:23 AM

Wind forecast for coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat:

Wind speeds at 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph along and off Raigad, Mumbai and adjoining areas of Thane;
85-95 kmph gusting to 105 kmph likely along & off Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, remaining areas of Thane & Palghar districts and
60-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along & off Valsad & Navsari districts of Gujarat from noon of June 3.

3 June 2020, 09:17 AM

As of 08:30 am on June 3, 'Severe Cyclone' Nisarga lay centred over eastcentral Arabian Sea near lat. 17.6°n and long. 72.3°e :
* 130 km south-southwest of Alibagh.
* 175 km south-southwest of Mumbai.
* 400 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).

3 June 2020, 08:47 AM

Cyclone Nisarga has intensified further, eye diameter has decreased to about 65 km in the past hour. Wind speed has increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 mph: Government of India (ANI)

3 June 2020, 08:41 AM

The NDRF conducts evacuation process at Gujarat's Valsad.

3 June 2020, 08:34 AM

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a list of dos and don’ts for residents during Cyclone Nisarga. "DOs and DONTs for Mumbaikars to take on Cyclone Nisarga. Dial 1916 and Press 4 for any cyclone related query or concern," tweeted BMC. Read story here

3 June 2020, 08:10 AM

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

3 June 2020, 08:08 AM

Mumbai Police tweets: Section 144 (CrPC) has been promulgated in the city from 00:00 hours, June 3rd till 12:00 hours, June 4th. Refrain from venturing out to coast-beaches, promenade, parks and other similar places along the coastline.

3 June 2020, 07:34 AM

In the coming few hours, Mumbai may receive upto 100 mm of rain accompanied with strong winds. The Cyclone Nisarg is likely to hit Alibag area of Raigad around 1 pm.

3 June 2020, 07:27 AM

For Cyclone Nisarga, the BMC has issued a special helpline number: 1916