Storm Activity Increasing Near Arabian Sea, Cyclone Nisarga Might Hit Soon

Publish On: 02 Jun, 2020 12:36 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: Only a week after Cyclone Amphan left the states of Odisha and West Bengal in shambles, the country will be facing another cyclone which will affect the coastlines of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The Cyclone which has been named, 'Nisarga', is at a depression of 420 kms from Mumbai and 280 kms from Goa's capital city Panaji and 710 km from Surat, Gujarat.

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The IMD or Indian Meteorological Department has stated that the depression has escalated into a deep depression at around 5:30 am on Tuesday, June 2.

It is now scheduled to turn into a cyclonic storm in the coming 12 hours and then into a major cyclonic storm in the following 12 hours afterwards.

IMD uses levels like low pressure, depression and deep depression to categorise cyclones based on the intensity they have.

The cyclone is said to cross the north of Maharashtra and the south of Gujarat coasts in between Harihareshwar town in the district of Raigad and Daman in the form of a severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday, June 3.

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As per Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the Director-General of IMD, the storm will have a wind speed of 90-105 kmph as it crosses the coast on June 3.