Live updates: Flight operations in Mumbai airport shut as Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Alibaug
Cyclonic storm Nisarga, set to make landfall at Alibaug in Raigad district in the afternoon, hovered over the Arabian Sea around 165 km south-southwest of the coastal town and 215 km south-southwest of Mumbai at dawn.
Cyclone Nisarga centred in Pune, the IMD has informed.
The IMD said Cyclone Nisarga has crossed over to Raigad district with wind speed of 90-100kmph in Mumbai and Thane accompanied by heavy rainfall.
Flight operations at the Mumbai airport will remain shut till 7 pm on Wednesday as a preventive step due to the ongoing landfall of cyclone Nisarga, Mumbai International Ltd (MIAL) said.
Cyclone Nisarga blew in from the Arabian Sea, making landfall at the coastal town Alibaug at around 12.30 pm and the process will finish by 4 pm, officials said.
India's Metorlogical Department said that 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."
No landing or take-offs at Mumbai airport between 14:30 hrs to 19:00 hrs today owing to cyclone Nisarga
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessed a runway excursion today with FedEx flight 5033 arriving from Bengaluru. The incident occurred when the MD11 aircraft landed on runway 14/32. The aircraft was towed away from the runway and there has been no disruption in flight operations.
In consultation with AAI, considering the strong crosswinds, it has been decided that no arrivals and departures will take place between 14:30-19:00 hrs.
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Eight disaster relief teams placed in Maharashtra: Indian Coast Guard Region
The Indian Coast Guard Region (West) has mobilised eight Disaster Relief Teams for Maharashtra to respond to any requirement of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief arising due to impending landfall of cyclone Nisarga.
The teams have been placed in Dahanu, Mumbai, Murud Janjira and Ratnagiri. Few teams area also kept in standby at Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.
03.06.2020 1210 IST :-Thunderstorm with rain & wind of speed 20-40 Kmph would occur over and adjoining areas of Pilani, Jhunjhunu, Narnaul, Bawal, Rewari during next two hours. Hail precipitation is very likely over and nearby Narnaul during next one hour. pic.twitter.com/V4Zb3Xwc5t— IMD Weather (@IMDWeather) June 3, 2020
#WATCH Cyclone Nisarga has become a severe cyclonic storm, it's 200km away from Mumbai. The cyclone is moving northeasterly towards Alibag in Raigad. The severe cyclonic storm is likely to cross south of Alibag between 1 pm to 3pm:IMD Mumbai,Maharashtra; Visuals from Alibag Beach pic.twitter.com/P2GfsecdNr— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
Wind is picking up along the coast.Ratnagiri recorded 55 kmph at 08:30 IST.Squally wind reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevails along&off Konkan coast. It'll gradually increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in afternoon during landfall time:IMD #NisargaCyclone pic.twitter.com/eAT9g9yXf5— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2020
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.
60-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along & off Valsad & Navsari districts of Gujarat from noon of June 3.
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Cyclone Nisarga is fast approaching the northern coast of Maharashtra with a speed of 11 kilometres per hour, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Nisarga will make landfall as 'severe cyclonic storm' close to Alibag, 94 kms south of Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon with a wind speed of 100-110 kmh gusting to 120 kmh.