With cyclone Nisarga making landfall near Alibag and weakening in strength, Mumbai, which was spared from the wrath of the cyclone, has started to open up again. People have come back on the streets and shops have reopened in parts of the city.
A market in Andheri’s Marol area has reopened after the weather improved. People were seen buying vegetables and fishes.
The operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai are also set to resume as the weather experts have said that the cyclone has spared the city.
Notably, Mumbai was lashed with heavy rains and strong winds, which uprooted several trees.
Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Alibaug on Maharashtra coast with the wind speed of more than 110 km per hour and heavy rainfall at around 12:30 pm. Since the landfall, the cyclone has moved further inland and has weakened in strength.
According to private weather forecaster Skymet Weather, the threat to Mumbai is almost over. While rains will continue until tonight, the wind speed will not exceed 50 kmph.
CS NISARGA LAY CENTERED AT 1630 HRS IST OF TODAY, THE 03RD JUNE 2020 NEAR LAT. 18.65°N AND LONG. 73.3°E (Pune District) OVER INTERIOR MAHARASTRA ABOUT 70 KM EAST-NORTHEAST OF ALIBAGH, 80 KM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF MUMBAI (COLABA) AND 45 KM NORTHWEST OF PUNE.
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) June 3, 2020
The Indian Meteorological Department, too, has said that the cyclone has moved north-eastwards after its landfall today. “The cyclone has moved northeastwards and weakened into a cyclonic storm,” the IMD said.