‘Nisarga’ may hit India’s Maharashtra coast today

Staff Correspondent

3 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’, which lay centred over Arabian Sea, is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman during Wednesday afternoon.

The tropical cyclone may hit as a severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday. 

The cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ lay centred at 11:30am (IST) Tuesday over Eastcentral Arabian Sea near latitude 15.6°N and longitude 71.2°E, about 280km west-northwest of Panjim (Goa), 430km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 640km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat), it said.