New Delhi/Mumbai, Jun 2 : Cyclone Nisarga, moving towards the Western coast, is most likely to make landfall as 'severe cyclonic storm' over Maharashtra and Gujarat on Wednesday evening/night. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), " the cyclone is likely to bring extremely heavy rainfall with wind speed of 105-115 kmph. Low lying areas of these districts and Mumbai will be affected."
The cyclone, that will cross north Maharashtra-south Gujarat coasts, would affect coastal Maharashtra more than coastal Gujarat, IMD said. Western coastal states have already been put on alert and fishermen have been asked to suspend operations. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a high-level review meeting with officials of NDMA, NDRF, IMD and Indian Coast Guard on preparedness for dealing with the cyclone. On May 20, cyclone 'Amphan' hit Bengal and Odisha leaving a trail of destruction and claiming nearly 100 lives. (UNI)