Cyclone Nisarga, the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks, has started making landfall on the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
The tropical storm intensified into a 'severe cyclonic storm' this morning.
Videos and pictures of the cyclone making a landfall with high speed winds and heavy rain are going viral.
THE CENTER OF THE SEVERE CYCLONE "NISARGA" IS VERY CLOSE TO MAHARASHTRA COAST. LANDFALL PROCESS STARTED AND IT WILL BE COMPLETED DURING NEXT 3 HOURS. THE NORTHEAST SECTOR OF THE EYE OF SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “NISARGA” IS ENTERING INTO LAND.— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 3, 2020
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Looks like the storm is over. It was not as crazy as they described it to be. Hopefully the section 144 imposed will be lifted post 5 pm when the cyclone is officially done. Few incidents like these were reported from Mumbai Central and Cuffe Parade #nisargacyclone #cycloneupdate #viralbhayani @viralbhayani
Lakhs of people have been evacuated from along the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat as the tropical cyclone began its landfall process.
NDRF has advised people to stay indoors for at least next 6-7 hours and BMC has also issued a list of DOs and DON'Ts for Mumbaikars.
Presently at a wind speed of 100-110 kmph, the cyclone is expected to enter Mumbai and Thane districts of Maharashtra in the next 3 hours