Cyclone Nisarga

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Nisarga making landfall on Maharashtra on 3 June

Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga is a currently active tropical cyclone going towards the coastline of the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1]

Nisarga was expected to hit the western coastline of India. On 2 June 2020, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) revisited Nisarga as severe cyclonic storm from cyclonic storm. It had its landfall in the coastal town of Alibag in Maharashtra on 3 June 2020.[2]

It is the first super cyclonic storm to happen in the Bay of Bengal in the 21st century.[3][4] Nisarga is the first severe cyclonic storm since 1891 to impact Mumbai.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Meenakshi Ray (2 June 2020). "Cyclone Nisarga: How was the cyclonic storm set to hit Maharashtra, Gujarat named". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  2. Amit Chaturvedi (2 June 2020). "How dangerous is Cyclone Nisarga? IMD issues red alert, low-lying areas to be evacuated". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. "Cyclone Nisarga is all set to hit the country's western coast". Caringly Yours. 2020-06-02. Archived from the original on 2020-06-03. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  4. "Cyclone Nisarga live updates: Cyclone Nisarga live updates: Nisarga cyclone to intensify; Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat on alert". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  5. Soutik Biswas (2 June 2020). "Mumbai bracing for the 'first cyclone in years'". BBC News. Retrieved 2 June 2020.