Here’s all you need to know about Cyclone Nisarga and its likely impact

New Delhi: Cyclonic Storm ‘Nisarga’ is likely to form over Arabian Sea during the next 12 hours and further intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours, the India Meteorological Department forecasted in its morning bulletin today.

It is very likely to cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the afternoon of 03rd June, it predicted.

Wind warning: Squally wind, speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph, is prevailing over Eastcentral 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 03rd June noon.

Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely to 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.

Damage Expected:

1.Major damage to thatched houses/ huts. Rooftops may blow off. Unattached metal sheets may fly.
2. Damage to power and communication lines.
3. Major damage to Kutcha and some damage to Pucca roads. Flooding of escape routes.
4. Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees. Damage to banana and papaya
trees. Large dead limbs blown from trees.
5. Major damage to coastal crops.
6. Damage to embankments/ salt pans.

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