Cyclone Nisagra, formed over the Arabian Sea, is going to hit the Mumbai. It took full shape on Tuesday afternoon. The Cyclone Nisagra will bring heavy rainfall in the many regions of Maharastra and the southern parts of Gujrat.
According to India Metrological Department (IMD), the Cyclone Nisagra will hit Mumbai on the afternoon Wednesday, June 3. The path forecast suggests that the eye of the hurricane will hit the coastal town called Alibag, located south of Mumbai. The cyclone is not very powerful as Amphan was and may dissipate near Madhya Pradesh on June 4.
Cyclone Nisagra explained
Nisagra in named by Bangladesh. It means nature in Bengali. Thirteen countries give names to the cyclones formed over the North Indian Ocean. The average is taken from the past of no. The hurricane then the result says one per year for the Arabian Sea. The possibility of tornadoes in the Arabian sea is rare, but now a day it is becoming more frequent in recent years. IMD has cyclone data dating back to 1891, which shows that bay of Bengal has more than 520 cyclones while the Arabian Sea has seen 130.
Impact of Cyclone Nisagara
It will mainly result in rainfall, wind, flood, and damages. Rain will be widespread in coastal and central Maharashtra, southern Gujarat, Goa, and Karnataka. In Maharashtra, Mumbai, Palgahar, Thane, and Raigad will have rainfall in the isolated pockets. In Gujarat, Navsari, Valsad, Dang, Daman, Surat, and Dadra Nagar Haveli. Stronger winds will come in the southern part of Gujarat, Goa, and Maharashtra. Flooding in Mumbai, Thane, and Raigad is a possibility that cannot be ruled out. Power and communication lines, plants, and the hatched house may get affected near the coastal region.
IMD, in its 2019 annual weather report, says,” During 2019, 8 cyclonic storms formed over the Indian seas. The Arabian Sea contributed 5 out of these eight cyclones against the normal of 1 per year, which equals the previous record of 1902 for the highest frequency of hurricanes over the Arabian Sea. This year also witnessed the development of more intense cyclones over the Arabian Sea. “