Mumbai: Cyclone Nisarg will hit Maharashtra on Wednesday. According to the Meteorological Department, it is expected to collide with the banks of Alibaug, 94 km from Mumbai. In the path of this storm, preparations have been made to protect the nuclear and chemical plants falling in Raigad and Palghar in Maharashtra. NDRF teams have also been deployed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also reviewed the situation with the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Such storms do not usually occur in Mumbai. A storm of 1882 is definitely mentioned. But, whether it collided or not, there is a dispute or say that the picture is not clear.
Nisarg will hit Alibaug off the coast:
Cyclone in the Arabian Sea is becoming stronger and moving towards Alibaug on Tuesday. Alibaug is 94 km from Mumbai. It will hit the coast of Alibaug on Wednesday 3 June. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “Necessary measures are being taken to ensure that there is no electricity problem. Precautions are being taken to protect the chemical and nuclear plants at Palghar and Raigad. ”
Please tell that Palghar has the oldest Tarapur atomic power plant in the country. There are some other power units as well. There is BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Center) in Mumbai. Raigad also has power, petroleum, chemicals and some other important industries. Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Navy are important strategic destinations in Mumbai.
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding the area of pressure being created in the Arabian Sea. The meteorological department said that the storm could turn into a storm cyclone in the next 12 hours and a dangerous cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours. This is the reason that the districts around Mumbai have been kept on high alert. Two teams of NDRF have been deployed at Palghar, three in Mumbai, one in Thane, two in Raigad and one in Ratnagiri.
Controversy over the storm of 1882:
There was never a storm in Mumbai. However, it is said that a storm hit Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1882. One lakh people died in it. This claim was made by a scientist Adam Sobel. The main reason for decreasing the possibility of a storm in Mumbai is related to the Arabian Sea.
Normally, one or two storms occur every year in the sea. It is lower than the Bay of Bengal. When storm conditions are formed, it is seen that they move westward towards Oman or the Gulf of Aden. Or go towards Gujarat. In 1998, the storm had moved towards Gujarat. Thousands of people died in it. Last year, the storm wind also moved towards Gujarat.
The Prime Minister appealed to the people to be safe:
PM Modi has said that he is monitoring the situation created due to cyclones in the west coastal areas of the country. Praying for the safety of all. People are appealed to keep all security arrangements.
Depression over east-central Arabian intensified into Deep Depression:
To intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm in the next 12 hrs and into a Severe Cyclonic Storm in subsequent 12 hrs and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast in the afternoon of 03rd June.
Fishermen were asked to return from the sea, evacuate the lowlands
- The meteorological department said that the pressure in the east-central Arabian Sea increased to the north at a speed of 11 kilometers per hour and by five and a half hours on Tuesday morning, the pressure increased. It is currently in the center of the Arabian Sea, 280 km west-southwest from central Panaji (Goa), 490 km south-southwest from Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 710 km south-southwest from Surat (Gujarat).
- The Meteorological Department says that this storm can raise waves of more than two meters high. These waves will hit the lower coastal areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts during landfall. Fishermen have been asked to return from the sea. People living in coastal areas are being sent to safe places.
6 districts of Maharashtra may be affected“:
- Director-General of Meteorological Department Mrityunjay Mahapatra has said that on June 3, the speed of the severe cyclonic storm will be 90-105 mph. On Wednesday, a severe cyclonic storm is expected to cross the coasts of North Maharashtra and South Gujarat between Harihareshwar town and Daman in Raigad district.
- According to estimates, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Thane, Raigad, Mumbai, and Palghar districts of Maharashtra may be more affected.
- The Chief Minister’s Office said that Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over video conferencing and has reviewed the preparedness of the state.
According: to the Cyclone e-Atlas of the Meteorological Department, the first such storm came after 1891 – for the first time after 1891, a storm situation is occurring around the coastal area of Maharashtra in the Arabian Sea. An English newspaper quoted meteorologist Akshay Deoras as saying that earlier in 1948 and 1980, such pressure was made twice and storm conditions were created, but later the situation was averted. From June 2 onwards till June 3, there is a possibility of very high winds and heavy rains in Maharashtra.