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What is a landfall? Know about cyclone Nisarga, its impact on Maharashtra

The cyclone landfall usually brings with it high-speed winds, severe storm surge and torrential downpour, which can have a severe impact on the region

High tide at Dwarka Gomti Ghat ahead of cyclone 'Nisarga' landfall. Photo: ANI
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High tide at Dwarka Gomti Ghat ahead of cyclone 'Nisarga' landfall. Photo: ANI

BS Web Team New Delhi
Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall near Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast and the "process" will be completed by about 4 pm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

The landfall process started around 12.30 pm.

It made landfall about 40 km from Alibaug, 95 km from Mumbai.

What is landfall?

According to the US National Hurricane Center, landfall is “the intersection of the surface centre of a tropical cyclone with a coastline. Because the strongest winds in a tropical cyclone are not located precisely at the centre, a cyclone's strongest winds can be experienced over land even if landfall

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First Published: Jun 03 2020 | 2:44 PM IST

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