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Cyclone Nisarga to weaken late evening, flight operations at Mumbai airport to resume at 6pm

Cyclone Nisarga, hovering over the Arabian Sea 190 km from Mumbai, made landfall at the coastal town Alibaug near Mumbai. Over a lakh people were evacuated from coastal regions in Maharashtra and Gujarat due to the cyclone. The cyclone may cause major damage to kutcha houses and huts. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray believes the cyclone is much more severe than what other states have faced till now.

06:09 PM
Cyclone Nisarga completes landfall, to weaken in the next three hours, says IMD.
06:04 PM
Flight operations at Mumbai airport, earlier suspended till 7 pm, to now resume from 6 pm.
05:59 PM
Cyclone Nisarga has started weakening and its intensity will reduce further by evening, the India Meteorological Department said. The wind speed is currently 90-100 kilometres per hour and the intensity will reduce further by evening, reported PTI citing an IMD bulletin
05:58 PM
Several low-lying areas inMaharashtra's Pune remained inundated due to rains brought in by cyclone 'Nisarga' since Tuesday night, officials said on Wednesday.
Incidents of trees falling due to gusty winds have also been reported at some places in the city.The cyclone made landfall in coastal Raigad district, several kilometres away from here, on Wednesday afternoon.Earlier in the day, the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in ghat areas in and around Pune district with squally and gutsy winds.
05:56 PM
Dial 1916 and Press 4 for any kind of help during Cyclone Nisarga
05:47 PM
Cyclone Nisarga did not land in Karnataka and has passed its border with heavy rains and strong winds.
05:19 PM
After Alibaug, Cyclone Nisarga is now headed to Pune, Mumbai with a slower wind speed of 30 to 45 kmph
04:56 PM
NCP chief Sharad Pawar urged his party workers to help people at the time of the natural disaster. In a statement, Pawar noted that the cyclone has caused severe damage to public and private properties and asked NCP workers to help those affected by the phenomenon, reported PTI
04:46 PM
No untoward incident has been reported in southern coast of Gujarat so far on Wednesday due to the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', which has made landfall in neighbouring Maharashtra, a senior official said.
04:21 PM
A FedEx cargo flight arriving from Bengaluru was involved in a runway excursion on Wednesday afternoon following which all flights at Mumbai Airport have been suspended, officials said.The incident occurred when the MD11 aircraft landed on the runway 14/32 Wednesday afternoon.
04:09 PM
Cyclone Nisarga blew away a roof top of building in Karjat Raigad district of Maharashtra. Watch visuals here:
04:05 PM
Trees and poles fall as 'Nisarga' makes landfall near Alibaug. IMD had earlier said the storm will have an impact on areas in North Maharashtra, Pune, Ahmednagar. Moreover, kuccha houses, trees, electric poles may fall as they may not be able to withstand the speed of the storm.
04:02 PM
Three members of a family were injured on Wednesday when cement blocks fell on their shanty in a chawl from an adjacent under-construction building in suburban Santacruz here due to gusty winds, police said. Three shanties were damaged in the incident that occured around 11:30 am in Dawari Nagar locality in Santacruz (East).
03:56 PM
Watch visuals from Ghatkopar, Mumbai where the wind speed currently is 100-110 kmph. Cyclone Nisarga have triggered strong winds and rainfall in several parts of Maharashtra.
03:44 PM
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lash Revdanda Beach in Raigad district of Maharashtra as Cyclone Nisarga made a landfall near the district on June 3, 2020.
03:35 PM
Cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' may have already moved away from the seas off the Goa's coastline, but government departments are on alert to take on any eventuality, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, reports IANS
03:21 PM
Over 40,000 people living near the sea coast in Mumbai were shifted to safer places in view of the cyclone 'Nisarga' which made a landfall at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, officials said. When the cyclone passes off, these people will be sent home after their health tests, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
03:03 PM
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai suspends all flights between 2.30pm and 7.00pm
02:49 PM
The severe cyclonic storm will weaken down to a 'cyclonic storm' in six hours, said IMD in its 2.10 p.m. bulletin.The landfall process of Cyclone 'Nisarga' will continue for another hour as the rear part of its cloud is still over the sea, the India Meteorological Department said.
02:41 PM
About 1,500 citizens were evacuated and shifted to a safe and sturdy shelter in Alibaug in Raigad district of coastal Maharashtra earlier on Wednesday, as per Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Office.
02:36 PM
Horrifying video shows strong winds blowing away a roof top of a building in Mumbai. Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit and others have urged people to take precautionary measures to safeguard themselves from cyclone Nisarga.
02:29 PM
BMC urges people to stay indoors and follow guidelines, says "the next few hours are going to be critical", reports Times of India.
02:29 PM
As many as 37 trees have reportedly fallen in Mumbai in the last 24 hours.
02:14 PM
A large tree was uprooted in Uran in Navi Mumbai because of cyclone Nisarga
02:05 PM
Cyclone Nisarga has landed completely in Alibaug near Mumbai. Watch visuals from Alibaug:
01:56 PM
Cyclone Nisarga wind speed is currently 100-110 kmph. It will gradually enter Mumbai & Thane districts of Maharashtra in next 3 hours: reports PTI citing IMD
01:40 PM
Cyclone Nisarga has snapped mobile network in the south of Alibaug. There are reports of several tree uprooting and felling on ground.
01:37 PM
Strong winds due to cyclone Nisarga in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra: IANS
01:33 PM
Watch Cyclone Nisarga making a landfall near Maharashtra coast
01:24 PM
Several parts of Vasai-Virar region in Mumbai witnessed a power cut. According to media reports, the power will be restored by 2.30pm today.
01:20 PM
Several parts of Mumbai witnesses strong winds and rainfall
01:10 PM
The cyclone Nisarga will cause a major damage to thatched houses/huts. Some roof tops may blow off and unattached metal sheets may fly, according to National Disaster Management Authority.
01:07 PM
The center of the severe cyclone "Nisagra" is very close to Maharashtra close, says IMD.
01:04 PM
The entire process of landfall is expected to finish by 3pm.
As many as 8 teams of National Disaster Response Force are deployed in Mumbai, which is bracing the cyclone for the first time in several years.
01:01 PM
Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in the south of Alibaug near Mumbai with strong wind speed of 120-140 kmph.
Landfall is when the eye of the cyclone moves from sea to land.
12:57 PM
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Iqbal Chahal, says they are aiming for 'zero loss of life' come what may.
12:53 PM
The Mumbai Police has asked people not to drive vehicles during cyclone
12:52 PM
The Navy has kept five flood teams and three diving teams on stand-by in Mumbai, the official said.
12:38 PM
An alert has been issued for Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.
12:36 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to their chief ministers on Tuesday and assured them all possible help from the Centre.
12:36 PM
Maharashtra and Gujarat activated their disaster response mechanism, deploying National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams.
12:35 PM
The Central Railway (CR) rescheduled special trains and many airlines also cancelled their Mumbai operations.These include five special trains departing from Mumbai. Three special trains will be either diverted or regulated enroute.
12:35 PM
The IMD said the storm may also gust to 120 kmph and is approaching the coastal belt at a speed of 11 kmph.It has already predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the aforesaid coastal districts of the state.
12:35 PM
Cyclone Nisarga, headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat
It comes a week after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal.Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar will be under the influence of the storm. In Mumbai too, the winds may flow at 100 kmph to 110 kmph, said the IMD.