Cyclone Nisarga in Raigad: Here are the satellite images and videos of the cyclonic storm that made landfall near Maharashtra's Alibaug

IMD has shared videos and images highlighting the intensity and the movement of severe Cyclone Nisarga that made landfall near Alibaug in Maharashtra with a strong wind speed of 120-140 kmph

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Cyclone Nisarga in Raigad: Here are the satellite images and videos of the cyclonic storm that made landfall near Maharashtra's Alibaug

Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall near Alibaug in Maharashtra with a strong wind speed of 120-140 kmph. This is the second cyclone to strike the country in two weeks and the first such storm that will impact Mumbai in over 100 years.

NDRF director General SN Pradhan has said about 43 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat. He said close to 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot so far.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the chief ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and the administrator of Daman and Diu,  and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. He assured all possible support and assistance from the Centre.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) shared an image of Cyclone Nisarga as it appears from the rescue and search satellite INSAT-3D, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The IMD issued a tweet stating that the centre of Cyclone Nisarga is very close to the Maharashtra coast. “Landfall process started and it will be completed during the next three hours. The northeast sector of the eye of the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' is entering into land,” the Met department said.

Earlier IMD had tweeted that the right side of the wall cloud passed through the coastal region of Maharashtra, mainly Raigad district. It had said that the severe cyclone will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane district in the next three hours.

“Landfall will commence in one hr and the process will be completed during next 3 hrs,” it had tweeted.

The weather department has shared an image of the connective cloud that has developed across the Konkan Coast under the influence of the cyclonic storm.

The IMD shared two videos highlighting the intensity of the storm and on the movement of severe cyclonic storm Nisarga from Goa Radar as well.

Satellite imagery of Mumbai's Colaba highlighted that the region has reported wind speeds of 72 kmph at 12.30 pm.

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