While West Bengal tries to recover from the destruction that Cyclone Amphan has left behind in the state, the news of another cyclone, Nisarga, heading close to the coast of Maharatsra and Gujarat has spiked tensions.
The cyclone, which is currently 550 km away from Maharastra is expected to make landfall on its coast on June 3. The IMD has issued a red alert for six districts – Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar and Nashik, between June 3 and 4.
The cyclone is currently moving at the speed of four kilometre per hour. The depression is likely to intensify and become furious and turn into a cyclonic storm in the wee hours of the morning on June 2 and then into a severe cyclonic storm by June 3.
When it hit the south and south west of Mumbai, it will pack wind speed up to 105-115 kmph, which will be at its peak –125 kilometre per hour — on June 3. Thereafter, the cyclone will again go back to being a cyclonic storm before passing away.
Cyclone Amphan, which struck India’s eastern coast last month, was packing in winds upto 180 kmph. As per IMD, it was an extremely severe cyclonic storm.
The coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat may experience high speed winds and extremely heavy rainfall during this period. The fishermen have been advised not to venture in the sea. IMD’s cyclone track shows that Nisarga will cross very close to the Mumbai coast while entering the land.
As of now, as many as ten NDRF teams have been deployed to tackle fatality in the areas where the chances of destruction are the most.