Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ over Eastcentral Arabian Sea: Cyclone Warning for north Maharashtra – south Gujarat coasts: Orange message

Likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours

Very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibagh (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon of 03rd June

Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph


The Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moving towards Gujarat and Maharashtra
The Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ moving over Eastcentral Arabian Sea towards Gujarat and Maharashtra. source-IMD

The Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours, and lay centred at 1730 hours IST of today, the 02nd June, 2020 over Eastcentral Arabian Sea near latitude 16.3°N and longitude 71.3°E, about 280 km west-northwest of Panjim (Goa), 350 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra), 300 km south-southwest of Alibagh (Maharashtra) and 560 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).

It is very likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibagh (Raigad District, Maharashtra)  during the afternoon of 03rd June as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

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Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:

Date/Time(IST)

Position

(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)

Maximum sustained surface wind speed (Kmph)

Category of cyclonic disturbance

02.06.20/1730

16.3/71.3

70-80 gusting to 90

Cyclonic Storm

02.06.20/2330

17.0/71.5

80-90 gusting to 100

Cyclonic Storm

03.06.20/0530

17.7/72.0

90-100 gusting to 110

Severe Cyclonic Storm

03.06.20/1130

18.5/72.7

100-110 gusting to 120

Severe Cyclonic Storm

03.06.20/1730

19.2/73.3

90-100 gusting to 110

Severe Cyclonic Storm

04.06.20/0530

20.6/74.5

50-60 gusting to 70

Deep Depression

04.06.20/1730

22.0/75.7

30-40 gusting to 50

Depression

Warnings:

(i)         Rainfall: 

  • Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Konkan & Goa during next 12 hours. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls very likely over Coastal Karnataka, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada during next 12 hours.
  • Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls ( ≥ 20 cm in 24 hours) at isolated places very likely over north Konkan (Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad districts) and north Madhya Maharashtra on 3rd June.
  •  Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over south Konkan ( Ratnagiri& Sindhudurg districts) & Goa and south Gujarat region (Valsad, Navsari, Dang, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Surat districts) on 3rd June.
  •  Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places over west Madhya Pradesh on 03rd June.

(ii)        Wind warning

  • Gale wind, speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph, is prevailing over Eastcentral Arabian Sea. It will gradually increase becoming Gale wind, speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, over eastcentral Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra & Goa coasts by tonight and further becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph over eastcentral 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, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and along & off northeast Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along & off Surat & Bharuch districts of south Gujarat 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.

(iii)       Sea condition

The Sea condition will be High to Very High over eastcentral Arabian Sea and along & off Maharashtra & Goa coasts till tomorrow, the 3rd June evening. The Sea condition is very likely to be very rough to High over northeast Arabian Sea along & off south Gujarat coast on 03rd June.

(iv) Storm Surge Warning:

Storm surge of about 1-2 meters height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts and 0.5-1 meter height above the astronomical tide likely to inundate low lying areas of Ratnagiri district during the time of landfall.

(v)       Fishermen Warning

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Eastcentral and Northeast Arabian Sea and along &off  Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coasts till 03rd June.

(vi)     Damage Expected:

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

(vii) Fishermen Warning & Action Suggested:

  • Total suspension of fishing operations.
  • Mobilise evacuation from low lying areas.
  • Judicious regulation of rail and road traffic.
  • People in affected areas to remain indoors. 
  • Movement in motor boats and small ships unsafe.