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Monsoon Arrives In Kerala; Maharashtra-Gujarat Brace for 'Nisarga'

1 Jun 2020 10:18 pm
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Mumbai (commodities control) Southwest monsoon has arrived in the country through Kerala on June 1st. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) monsoon arrived at the coasts of Kerala this morning.

State has been receiving heavy showers which has cooled off the temperature in the region. Temperature reportedly dipped in Thiruvananthapuram to 25 degrees. However now 'Nisarga' is a threat to the Western coast. Nisarga is a severe cyclone and experts see wind speed reaching 90-100 kmph. The IMD has issued an orange-colour coded warning to Kerala, coastal Karnataka, Goa and coastal Maharashtra for June 1. The same warning applies to coastal Maharashtra and Goa for June 2 as well. Landfall of the cyclone in Maharashtra - South Gujarat cost is expected on June 3 afternoon.It is expected that Maharashtra will witness very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall In coastal areas of the state. In view of Nisarga Cyclone, National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams in Gujarat, 10 teams in Maharashtra, 1 each in Daman&Diu and Dadra&Nagar Haveli. National Disaster Response Force has deployed 3 teams in Mumbai, 2 in Palghar, 1 each in Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. Gujarat government on Monday ordered evacuation of people living in low-lying areas and deployed teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in over half a dozen districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea has intensified into a depression and it will further intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 36 hours. It warned that the cyclonic storm will cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts late in the evening on June 3, bringing in its wake heavy rains. The (low-pressure) system is around 900 km away from Surat at present. The cyclonic storm is expected to hit the southern Gujarat coast near Daman on June 3 evening with a wind speed of 90 to 100 km per hour. It will bring heavy rainfall in the south Gujarat region on June 3 and 4. It may have some impact in Bhavnagar and Amreli districts of the Saurashtra region as well. IMD has also advised fishermen against venturing into the Arabian Sea off Maharashtra and Gujarat coast.

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