Cyclone 'Nisarga' strikes Alibaug

Maharashtra:Cyclone 'Nisarga' made landfall near Maharashtra’s Raigad district at around 12.30 pm on Wednesday. The storm crossed Alibag an hour later, at around 1.30 pm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The severe cyclonic storm is travelling at a speed of 20 kmph with wind speeds ranging between 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph.

“The rear part of the wall cloud region is still over the sea and the landfall process will be completed by next one hour,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its 2.10 pm bulletin.

The storm is now 80 km south-southeast of Mumbai. The city, Thane and Raigad can expect winds ranging between 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph during the next three hours, after which it will gradually decrease. Desk: Asianet Online