Sub: Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ over Eastcentral Arabian Sea to cross Maharashtra coast close to south of Alibag today afternoon: Cyclone Warning for north Maharashtra & adjoining south Gujarat coasts (Time of issue: 1130 hours IST Dated: 03-06-2020)

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Yesterday’s cyclonic storm “NISARGA” over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved nearly northwards till evening (1730 hrs IST of 2nd June). Thereafter, it gradually recurved northeastwards and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm in the early morning (0530 hrs IST) of today, the 3rd June 2020. Further moving northeastwards, it lay centred in the morning (0830 hours IST) of today the 03rd June, 2020 over eastcentral Arabian Sea near latitude 17.6°N and longitude 72.3°E, about 130 km south-southwest of Alibagh (Maharashtra), 170 km southsouthwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 400 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).

It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra coast close to south of Alibagh (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon (1300-1600 hrs IST) of today the 03rd June as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

The system is being continuously tracked by the Doppler Weather Radars (DWRs) at Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Goa.