Prime News, Nation, (Mumbai), June 2:-The India Meteorological Department has confirmed that the deep depression in Arabian Sea has intensified into cyclonic storm, prompting National Disaster Response Force to rush teams to Mumbai and its suburban areas.
While three teams have already been stationed in Mumbai, two in Raigad and Palghar each, one in Thane and Navi Mumbai each, an additional force has been rushed too — two more teams are en route Raigad, one to Thane. Out of four teams in Raigad, three will be stationed in Alibag.
Mumbai, which is already battling country’s highest number of coronavirus cases, is set to face another calamity as the NDRF warned that the depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 6 hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm in subsequent 12 hours.
“It is very likely to move nearly northwards during next few hours, recurve north-northeastwards thereafter and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibag (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon of June 3 as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph,” NDRF said.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)