Cyclone Nisarga: IMD Issues Red Alert, Wind Speed Likely to Clock 120Kmph Off Maharastra Coast Tomorrow Morning
New Delhi: The Depression over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past 06 hours intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centred over Eastcentral Arabian Sea about 280 km west-southwest of Panjim (Goa), 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 710 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).
It is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours and further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northwards during next 06 hours and recurve north-northeastwards thereafter and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the afternoon of 03rd June.
(i) Rainfall: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Konkan & Goa during next 24 hours. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls very likely over Coastal & North Interior Karnataka, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada during next 24 hours.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over north Konkan, north Madhya Maharashtra and south Gujarat region, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli on 03rd June.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Marathwada and southwest Madhya Pradesh on 03rd June.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls very likely over west Vidarbha on 03rd June.
(ii) Wind warning
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Konkan & Goa, North Madhya Maharashtra, south Gujarat region and West Madhya Pradesh on 04th June.
• Wind warning Squally wind, speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph, is prevailing over East central Arabian Sea. It will gradually increase becoming Gale wind, speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph, over eastcentral Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra & Goa coasts during next 06 hours and further becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph over eastcentral and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea along & off Maharashtra (Raigad, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane) coast from 03rd June morning.
• Gale wind, speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, likely along & off Valsad, Navsari districts of Gujarat, Daman, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along & off Surat & Bharuch districts of south Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli from 03 rd June noon.
o Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely prevail over northeast Arabian Sea along & off remaining districts of south Gujarat coast on 03rd June. Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely prevail over eastcentral Arabian Sea along and off Karnataka-Goa coasts during next 24 hours.
(iii) Sea condition
The Sea condition is rough to very rough over Eastcentral Arabian Sea. It would become very rough to High over eastcentral Arabian Sea during next 06 hours. It will become High to very High over Eastcentral Arabian Sea along & off Maharashtra & Goa coasts from today Evening. The Sea condition is very likely to be very rough to High over northeast Arabian Sea along & off south Gujarat coast on 03 rd June.
(IV) Storm Surge Warning:
Storm surge of about 1-2 meters height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts and 0.5-1 meter height above the astronomical tide likely to inundate low lying areas of Ratnagiri district during the time of landfall.
(iv) Fishermen Warning
Fishermen are advised not to venture into Eastcentral and Northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coasts till 03 rd June.
(v) Damage Expected:
• 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.
• Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees. Damage to banana and papaya trees. Large dead limbs blown from trees.
• Major damage to coastal crops.
• Damage to embankments/ salt pans.
(vi) Fishermen Warning & Action Suggested:
• 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