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Cyclone Nisarga Path ,Status and Alert

Cyclone Nisarga


Cyclone Nisarga in the Arabian Sea


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of bad weather due to 'Cyclone Nisarga' in Maharashtra and Gujarat.


▪ Key Points

• Recently, Depression area has been formed in the mid-west coastal region of India in the Arabian Sea.

• The Meteorological Department of India has issued a 'Red Alert' for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad in Maharashtra.


Current status of cyclone

• The IMD has classified the disturbance as currently depressed. However, the intensity of avadab is continuously increasing and it is continuously moving towards the north and northwest.

• Currently, Awadab's centre is 630 km off the Mumbai coast in the Arabian Sea. Is in the southwest.

• As the intensity of avadab increases, it is likely to turn into deep depressions and further into cyclones. It will be named ‘Nisarg’ after being converted into a cyclone.

• Cyclones have been classified by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on the basis of low-pressure systems forming in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea and their potential for damage.


Classification of cyclones by intensity


Type of disturbance-
Wind speed (in km / h)
• Low Pressure
Less than 31
• Depression
31-49
• Deep Depression
49-61
• Cyclonic Storm -
61-88
• Severe Cyclonic Storm -
88-117
• Super Cyclone -
More than 221


Cyclone's path


• The cyclone is currently moving north and north-east and is likely to cross the coasts of North Maharashtra and South Gujarat by June 3.

• Orange alert has been issued in East Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra due to cyclone. While 'Red Alert' has been issued in Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar districts.

• IMD has strong winds in these areas; Those who are also called 'Gale Wind' have issued a warning. Gale wind speeds between 34–47 knots. 1 knot is equal to 1.85 mph.


Types of warnings of Meteorological Department-


• Red Alert, Orange Alert, Yellow Alert and Green Alert are issued by IMD to give weather-related warnings. These alerts are issued based on the intensity of weather worsening.


▪ Red Alert-


When the wind speed exceeds 130 km / h, a 'Red Alert' is issued by the IMD and the administration is asked to take necessary steps. It is worth noting here that the basis for issuing this type of Chetwani is not the only wind speed.


▪ Orange Alert-


When the speed of air in a cyclone is about 65 to 75 km. Is hourly and 15 to 33 mm. Heavy rains are expected until


▪ Yellow Alert-


The yellow alert is commonly used by the Meteorological Department to alert people. However, there is very little chance of the region being affected by the disaster.

• Yellow Warning is released in coastal areas at least 48 hours before the possibility of adverse weather.


▪ Green Alert-


The Meteorological Department has issued a green alert generally when there is no danger of disaster to the area concerned.


Government Response-


• State Disaster Response Teams have been put on alert and will be sent to cyclone-affected states if required.

• State Governments have issued a red alert in potential cyclone-affected areas.

• 10 teams of 'National Disaster Response Force' (NDRF) have been deployed to evacuate people living in low-lying areas.

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