Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga – the second to strike India in two weeks – made landfall on the Maharashtra coast near Alibaugh at around 1 pm.
This is the first such storm in a long time to impact coronavirus-hit Mumbai, which has reported over 41,000 COVID-19 cases so far. No one is allowed to come out in public places like beaches, parks and promenades along the Mumbai coastline, the police said in a late-night order.
No arrivals and departures are allowed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport till 7 pm today. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been put on high alert as some parts of these two states and the union territories fall on the path of the cyclone that developed over a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.