Cyclone Ockhi Hits Mumbai: Landfall In Gujarat Live- Surat Receives Light Rainfall

Cyclone Ockhi Hits Mumbai: Landfall In Gujarat Live- Surat Receives Light Rainfall

Live Updates: Cyclone Ockhi is forecasted to make landfall in coastal Gujarat Tuesday midnight with gusty winds, which can rationale heavy rains in several parts of the state throughout the subsequent two days. In the meantime, a warning of heavy rainfall was issued in north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra.

The city recorded rainfall in December for the first time since 2014 in a decade after unseasonal rainfall striked Mumbai on Monday, as a result of Cyclone Ockhi in the Arabian Sea.


After knocking down the southern coast, Cyclone Ockhi is expected to make landfall in coastal Gujarat Tuesday midnight with gusty winds, which may rationale heavy rains in a several parts of the state for the duration of the following two days. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has declared a vacation for faculties and schools in Mumbai and adjoining districts the next day as a result of “severe weather predictions” in view of Cyclone Ockhi. In line with the IMD official, a warning of heavy rainfall was issued in north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra. As on 3rd December 2017, the very severe cyclonic storm lay centered over east central and adjoining southeast the Arabian Sea moved extra north-northwestwards with a pace of 12 kmph. The cyclonic storm has dismantled the everyday existence entirely. Prior, the Indian Navy and the coast guards launched full-fledged rescue operations which saved more than 600 lives up to now. To make a remark of the situation within the state of Tamil Nadu, top Minister Narendra Modi dialed the chief minister K Palaniswami on late Friday night and inquired in regards to the harm induced by way of Cyclone Ockhi. PM Modi additionally assured “immediate assistance” to the CM.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday the rescue operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi were making every attempt to bring back fishermen stranded at sea.

The disaster management unit of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting beaches in view of the high tide alert issued for tonight and tomorrow morning due to the cyclone.

Weather officials also said that squally wind speed reaching 50-60 km per hour and gusting to 70 km per hour was very likely along coastal areas.

The severe cyclonic storm Ockhi will move over east- central Arabian sea and move further north-northeastwards with a speed of 21 kmph and lay centered over the east-central Arabian sea at latitude 17.5o N and Longitude 70.4o E, about 480 km southwest of Surat and 300 km west-southwest of Mumbai.

On Monday, the minimum temperature recorded by IMD Colaba observatory was 25 degrees Celsius and Santacruz observatory was 23 degrees Celsius, both around three degrees above normal.

The National Disaster Management Authority declared the average amount of rainfall is expected at several places in Maharashtra with outlayed heavy rainfall also likely over north Konkan, Palghar, Thane, Raigarh, Greater Mumbai, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, and Pune districts.

The traffic on Eastern and Western Express Highways in Mumbai has slowed down after rain in some parts of Mumbai throughout last night.


Parts of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway encountered a hailstorm early Tuesday. The weather department had predicted irregular rains in Mumbai and suburbs in the next 24 hours.

The current weather condition has led minimum temperatures in the city to go up from almost 18 degrees last week to 23-25 degrees this week.

The Western Railway had taken sufficient precautions and control has been kept on alert to keep a watch on water level over railway tracks and made suitable arrangements for the warning of cyclone Ockhi in coastal areas of Maharashtra.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link is fully functional today as like any other day.

It is considered that the cyclone will to continue to move north-northeastwards, gradually weaken and cross south Gujarat and next to north Maharashtra coasts near Surat as a deep depression by Tuesday evening.

Cyclone Ockhi has weakened to a deep depression and is predicted to weaken additional to a depression when it hits Surat later tonight. As per the prediction of contemporary IMD Gujarat will witness light to moderate rainfall in most areas with heavy rainfall at isolated locations for the next three days.The sea condition will remain rough for the next 18 hours.

Neighbouring Maharashtra will also see gentle to average rainfall at most places and remoted heavy rainfall within the north Konkan area.

Meanwhile, the BMC has been put on its toes as lakhs of people are expected to visit Chaitya Bhoomi in Dadar (West) on December 6 to pay homage to the late Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Heavy rains, gusty winds, and high tide have been predicted on that day.

Apart from Ockhi, there may be also a low-stress area constructing within the Bay of Bengal, said weather officials. However, they delivered that it won’t have so much of an impact on the city.