At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were being moved to safer locations as India's west coast braced for a cyclone, the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in more than 70 years.

In view of the threat posed by Cyclone Nisarga, the Mumbai Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144 in the entire city from midnight to Thursday afternoon and banned people from coming to places like beaches, parks and promenades along the coastline.

  • Three people were injured when cement blocks fell on their shanty in a chawl from an adjacent under-construction building in suburban Santacruz
  • Indian Coast Guard Region (West) has mobilised eight disaster relief teams in Maharashtra to help with any humanitarian crisis
  • Mobile network services have been disrupted in some parts of Raigad district according to Nidhi Choudhari, District Magistrate
  • Due to the high speed winds, many trees and electric poles fell down in Shrivardhan as well as in Alibaug
  • Over 40,000 people living near the sea coast in Mumbai were shifted to safer places, according to officials
  • There will be no take-off or landings till 19:00 hrs at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai
  • The severe cyclonic storm will weaken down to a 'cyclonic storm' in six hours, said IMD in its 2.10 p.m. bulletin
  • Rainfall is continuing in Maharashtra coast. Mumbai (Colaba) reported wind speeds of up to 72km/hr at 12:30pm
  • High tides hit Dwarka Coast in Gujarat. Cyclone Nisarga
  • The storm made landfall near Alibaug on the north coast of Maharashtra, according to IMD
  • Strong winds and high tides hit Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra.
  • Been speaking to all our BMC assistant Commissioners all through, as we prepare for cyclone Nisarga. Each one of them is prepared to handle it and working on Covid response simultaneously, along with Mumbai Police. Requesting all to kindly cooperate with our teams: Aaditya Thackeray
  • The storm will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane district during next three hours, the weather office said.
  • About 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in the two states; of which 21 are in Maharashtra and 16 are in Gujarat. Nearly 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot: SN Pradhan, NDRF Director General.
  • Cyclone Nisarga is moving along the predicted path, says NDRF chief S N Pradhan said. The Director General (DG) of the federal contingency force said a total of 43 teams are deployed in the two states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • Around 3000 people have been evacuated in Daman and few operations are still going on: AK Pathak, Deputy Commandant, NDRF
  • Thunderstorm with rain and wind of speed 20-40 Kmph would occur over and adjoining areas of Narnaul, Bawal, Rewari, Manesar isolated places of East , North- East Delhi during next two hours. Hail precipitation is over and nearby Narnaul during next one hour
  • In view of Cyclone Nisarga, no vehicular movement is permitted on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link: Mumbai Police.
  • The center of the severe Cyclone Nisarga is very close to Maharashtra coast. Landfall process started and it will be completed during next 3 hours. The northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm is entering into land: IMD
  • Cyclone Nisarga is gradually entering Mumbai and Thane districts. The entire process is expected to be completed by 3pm.
  • Cyclone Nisarga is making landfall south of Alibaug now with strong wind speed of 120-140 kmph.
  • Many trees uprooted in the Raigad district due to strong winds in view of Cyclone Nisarga. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in an hour in the state and the process will be completed during the next 3 hours, as per IMD.
  • Gale wind reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph prevails along & off Konkan coast. It will become 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in the afternoon during landfall time.
  • evere cyclonic storm Nisarga lay centred at 10.30am over the east-central Arabian sea near lat. 17.8°N and long. 72.65°E, about 95km south-southwest of Alibagh, 150km south-southwest of Mumbai, 380km south-southwest of Surat: Met department.
  • All fishing boats which were out in the sea off Palghar coast have returned ahead of the cyclone 'Nisarga', which is set to make a landfall at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district of Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon, an official said. As many as 577 fishing boats from Palghar had earlier gone out in the sea and till Monday evening, 564 came back.
  • The Bombay High Court has permitted cruise ship M V Karnika, currently anchored at the Mumbai port after being placed under arrest, to move to safer waters outside the city in view of the cyclone Nisarga which is set to hit the Maharashtra coast on Wednesday afternoon. The vessel was placed under arrest on March 17, 2020 following a financial dispute between owners of the vessel.
  • BMC has arranged about 35 schools as temporary shelters for citizens, who have been appealed to relocate there: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
  • Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar & Daman, very close to Alibaug between 1 pm to 4 pm.
  • Mumbai Fire Brigade has been directed to stay alert to respond immediately in case of emergencies. 93 lifeguards have been deployed at 6 beaches: BMC
  • Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region's tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can't be moved easily. Major airports in storm-vulnerable regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and India have been effectively turned into giant parking lots as COVID-19 travel restrictions choke demand.
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