Cyclone Nisarg to Hit Alibag Tomorrow at 1400 hours
Rains have started in Mumbai at 1750 today evening and Mumbai will most likely continue to see light to moderate showers as the cyclone Nisarg moves closer. These rains are due to the outer bands of the cyclone. Earlier Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg felt rains throughout the day today. Reports from Kolad say there are currently strong gusty high velocity winds blowing there, accompanied by some rain. The intensity of rains in Mumbai will increase later tonight and tomorrow we can expect heavy showers as it curves in towards the coast. It is less likely to affect Gujarat.  
 
As of now Cat 1 cyclone has formed off the coast of Ratnagiri and it is likely to intensify into Cat 2 over the next eight hours. Since it is already so close to the land, it is likely that it might weaken to Cat 1 just before it makes its landfall. 
 
Several models are tracking the cyclone and looks like it is heading for Mumbai (plus minus 100 km). The most likely prediction is that the cyclone will make landfall at Alibag around 1400 hrs tomorrow. 
 
The government has deployed 10 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in the coastal areas of Maharashtra.
 
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai's deputy director general of meteorology KS Hosalikar said Nisarg may “cross North Maharashtra and adjoining South Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibag (Raigad) with a max sustained wind 100-110 gusting to 120 kmph.” 
 
 
Earlier today evening IMD revised he cyclone path and as per the feed the eye of the storm will likely be Alibag .
 
 
 
 
 
This is the second cyclone for India in the span of a fortnight (after Amphan that hit Orissa and West Bengal) and the first for Mumbai in almost 120 years. 
 
 

 

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