News flash :
In view of the warning of high intensity cyclone issued by IMD, the vaccination program scheduled on Monday (17th May) stands cancelled.
After wrecking havoc and causing extensive damage to lives and property the dangerous Cyclone Tauktae accompanied by Gale-force winds, heavy rainfall and high tidal waves on the coastal belt of Kerala, Karnataka and Goa, Cyclone Tauktae is now nearing Ratnagiri and heading towards Gujarat.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Tauktae which has taken the form of a “very severe cyclonic storm” is likely to intensify further during the next 24 hours and reach the Gujarat coast on Monday evening.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar says “we are
monitoring the situation. This cyclone is likely to create immense problem. Nevertheless, Our team including lifeguards are deployed near the sea. We’ve trimmed all huge trees and police are on active patrolling duty.
After taking stock of the cyclone preparedness on Sunday and visiting the BMC disaster control room, she has appealed to citizens to strictly follow the instructions given by the civic administration from time to time.
However IMD notifies that Cyclone Tauktae is not a direct line of threat to Mumbai, but heavy rains with winds will be there.
But, since, it will pass through the sea near the Mumbai coast, there are chances of rain accompanied with strong winds.
As per IMD notification, the very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae could cause heavy to very heavy rains on May 17 at isolated places in north Konkan, Mumbai, Thane and Palghar in Maharashtra, the IMD said on Sunday (May 16).
Meanwhile, the Met Department has predicted very heavy rainfall in Raigad on Monday.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai has not received rains since Sunday morning though the sky is mostly overcast.
However, the weather mainly remained windy in the city, resulting in the falling of four trees in the western suburbs.
Earlier in the day, the IMD in its Bulletin has said that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is likely to intensify during the next 24 hours and hit the Gujarat coast on Monday evening. The landfall will be in Gujarat.