Mumbai: Indian cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday (June 3) shared a video of the effect of Cyclone Nisarga in Mumbai amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown in the country.

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast on Wednesday.

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“Never experienced anything like this. In the eye of the storm #CycloneNisarga  Wind speed close to 100 km/hr. Ferocious #CycloneUpdate #Alibaug #Mumbai #NisargaCyclone (sic),” Shastri wrote with the short video.

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Cricketer Suresh Raina too tweeted and urged people to stay alert and not to believe fake forwards. “As #CycloneNisarg has hit #Alibaug the next 3 hours are very crucial. I appeal to all the residents of West coast of India to follow the guidelines issued by @mybmc & @NDRFHQ . Do not get manipulated by fake forwards. #ActResponsibly #StayAlert (sic),” Raina tweeted.

Due to Cyclone Nisarga, Mumbai airport has suspended operations between 2.30 pm and 7 pm IST. No take off and landings will happen during this period due to strong crosswinds on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai’s deputy director general of meteorology KS Hosalikar tweeted about the cyclonic storm and wrote, “Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ over Arabian Sea at 0530 hrs of today 03 Jun, abt 165 km ssw of Alibagh, 215 km ssw of Mumbai. To cross close to south of Alibagh (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon of today the 03rd June as a SCS, 100-110, gust 120 kmph, afternoon (sic).”

He said Mumbai had received moderate rainfall and urged people to take care. “Mumbai and around rainfall in last 12 hrs. City side recd moderate rainfall 20-40 mm. Rest recd light rainfall. Today on 3 Jun heavy rainfall warnings for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar are already issued in view of cyclone. High winds, very rough sea ..Please keep watch. TC (sic).”

Last week, Cyclone Amphan had affected lives in Odisha and West Bengal.