The Maharashtra government has barred residents from venturing near the sea, beaches or coastline till the threat of cyclone subsides. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued a warning for fishermen. The sea condition is rough to very rough over Arabian Sea till evening of June 3. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Arabian Sea and along and off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coasts till June 3, the weather body said.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Cyclone Nisarga will turn into severe cyclonic storms and cross Maharashtra and Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibag in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 15 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Maharashtra as a precautionary measure.
According to IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the severe cyclonic storm would have a wind speed of 90-105 kmph when it crosses the coast on June 3. It must be noted that Nisarga will be the first cyclone to hit Maharashtra coast in June this year, after May 1961. The cyclonic storm will affect Mumbai and other coastal districts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and neighbouring states.
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