After Cyclone Nisarga spared Mumbai any serious damage on Wednesday, Mumbaikars woke up to overcast skies and heavy rainfall too in some areas on Thursday.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted ‘generally cloudy sky with possibility of light rain’ for the next 48 hours.
IMD officials say these are remnants of cyclone Nisarga. Due to strong westerly winds along the west coast, Mumbai, has received rainfall, 50 mm at Colaba and 25 mm at Santacruz till 8:30 am today. Moderate spell is very likely to continue for next few hours.
IMD issues warning of heavy rain at isolated places in Palghar, Thane, Mumbai and Raigad during the next three hours.
The Santacruz station of IMD recorded a maximum 26.8-degree Celcius and minium 25.4-degree Celcius temperature on Thursday. The Colaba unit recorded maximum 26.4-degree Celcius and minimum 25.8-degree Celcius temperature today.
Visuals from Jogeshwari. Photo: TIL
While Mumbai was saved from the wrath of Cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday, Raigad and Palgar bore the maximum brunt of the storm yesterday.
Nisarga slammed the coastal districts of the state with wind speed up to 120 kmph.
Meanwhile, in some districts, officials reported extensive damage of crops. The power supply was also disrupted in four districts – Raigad, Palghar, Thane and Pune.
After-effects of Cyclone Nisarga in Mumbai: Fallen Trees, Damaged cars and an eerie silence
Sion pandal in tatters
It was supposed to be the first cyclone to hit Mumbai in over a century, but cyclone Nisarga seems to have spared the city major damage. For a city that was already in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, cyclone Nisarga could have spelled disaster. Fortunately, Mumbai has managed to survive without major damage, though at many places, trees fell, cars were damaged due to the falling trees, in some cases, temporary roofs or plastic sheds came apart. Where the wind came howling in, the damage was more visible. By evening, things had calmed down in the city. Photo by Sachin Harlkar/ MMCL
Wadala taxi damaged after tree fall
As many as 59 instances of tree falling were reported till late afternoon in Mumbai. A majority of the tree falls were reported in the suburbs (34) while the island city had reported 25 instances. Area-wise, Colaba and Cuffe Parade reported a majority of those cases. This was on account of the close proximity of these two places to the sea fronts in South Mumbai and also their substantial tree population, especially in the Fort area. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
An NDRF personnel keeps an eye on the sea. By evening, it was clear Mumbai had escaped major damage from Cyclone Nisarga. NDRF teams were posted not just in Mumbai but along the western coast of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Photo by Raju Shelar/ MMCL
Lush green and calm
It was lush green and a beautiful sight to take in at 5 Gardens in Matunga. It was good to see the trees standing where their support had weakened in many other parts of the city, getting uprooted and sometimes falling on parked cars or breaking power lines. Cyclone Nisarga quietened the city after it left. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
Once Mumbaikars were confident that the worst of Cyclone Nisarga had passed the shores, some stepped out to walk their dogs as the skies remained cloudy and overcast. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
Marine Drive is synonymous with selfies. After the coast was clear, literally and figuratively, some decided to make the most of it. Though Mumbai police had put in place prohibitory orders in view of the cyclone, after the winds settled by early evening, some people made their way to the promenade. Photo by Deepak Turbhekar/ MMCL
Assessing the damage
59 instances of tree fall were recorded by late afternoon in Mumbai. Photo by Deepak Turbhekar/ MMCL
This tree, near the famous pavement at Nariman Point has not just damaged the boundary wall to the commercial complex, so powerful must have been the force that its yanked out a part of the fence alongside the pavement. Photo by Deepak Turbhekar/ MMCL
Hawa ke saath saath
Photo by Deepak Turbhekar/ MMCL
Flamingo on Versova beach?
Do you see what we see? Photo by Raju Shelar/ MMCL
NDRF at Versova beach
Photo by Raju Shelar/ MMCL
When rooftops tell stories
Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
Repairing roofs at Antop Hill
After the cyclone spared Mumbai, some like these residents of Antop Hill decided to check the damage the strong winds had caused. Roofs that needed repairs were immediately put into place. It is after all that time of the year when Mumbai gets ready for the monsoon. This year, the IMD has predicted a normal monsoon. The MET department has also announced that the monsoon has officially arrived in Kerala on June 1. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
Though Mumbai was saved the wrath of Cyclone Nisarga, some other parts of Maharashtra saw extensive damage. The MET department on Wednesday evening has forecast extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik districts and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara districts in Maharashtra during the next two and half hours. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
Matunga’s tree tangle
Shubhangi Bhute, scientist, IMD told Mirror Online that IMD is monitoring the post-landfall effect. “The threat posed by the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga that made landfall in Raigad has passed. However, people should continue to follow precautions. We are expecting wind speed of 90-100 kmph in Mumbai over the next six hours,” she said. The cyclone is moving towards the interiors of Maharashtra and will then enter Madhya Pradesh, Bhute informed. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL
Matunga Labour Camp
Mumbai has been receiving steady rainfall since the night of Tuesday and the effects of the cyclone have begun to show up at many places in the city on Wednesday in the form of tree falls, damaged cars, temporary roofs and scaffolding coming off. While strong winds and rainfall is being experienced at Marine Drive and surrounding areas, several trees have been uprooted by the storm in Navi Mumbai and parts of South Mumbai. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL