Cyclone to brace in Gujarat and Maharashtra

Nisarga Cyclone
Nisarga Cyclone

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a deep depression formed in the Arabian sea escalates cyclone formation and locomote towards Maharashtra and Gujarat on June 3.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) declared that deep depression in the Arabian Sea escalated into a cyclonic storm. It has been traced that the tropical storm which started as a low-pressure area turned into a cyclone.

Cyclone – Description by Indian Meteorological Department.

The wind is expected to be 90-100Kmph which is expected to hit southern parts between June 3 and 4, collectors are said to take the necessary steps- evacuate people. Including fishermen and people working in low lying areas. As per IMD, the cyclone Nisarga will pass through states like Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Mumbai and neighboring districts have been placed on red alert. In a tweet, Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today said “Took Stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India’s western coast. Praying for everyone’s well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures

“ Cyclone Nisarga is about to scrape around Mumbai on 3rd June, If it happens, it will be the first-ever recorded in history to hit Maharashtra coast in June. Will it bring in floods too?… The IMD has forecast a moderate cyclone strengthening up to 100 Kmph. It’s not just the direct impact of the winds that we need to worry about. Forecasts indicate heavy rains up to 200mm, and INCOIS has forecast storm surges with waves of 3-9 meters as Nisarga approaches landfall,” tweeted Mathew Roxy Koll. climate scientist at the India Institute of Tropical Meteorology.

He added, “ If this happens over Mumbai during the high tide time on 3rd June morning- the rains and storm surge and the tide can work together to flood a city that is already clogged. All these events overlap as ‘ compound event’ on a rising sea level in the background.

This will be the second cyclone to hit India in the last two weeks, in the midst of a pandemic as the country battles the Covid menace.

“Some of the weakest cyclones at sea are being strengthened due to global warming and climate change impacts. This is no more theory, and is being witnessed every monsoon in the Arabian sea now” said Indian  IPCC author, Anjal Prakash.