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In pictures: Mumbai braces for Cyclone Nisarga impact

Updated : 2020-06-03 12:04:59

Cyclone Nisarga in the Arabian Sea is barreling toward India's business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation's highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths. Landfall is expected at 1:00 pm and Alibag, near Mumbai, will be the worst hit.

Cyclone Nisarg about to make landfall at Alibag, Maharashtra, reveals Insat image from June 3 morning.
Cyclone Nisarg about to make landfall at Alibag, Maharashtra, reveals Insat image from June 3 morning.
The NDRF team prepares to battle Cyclone Nisarg.
The NDRF team prepares to battle Cyclone Nisarg.
Mumbai police ensuring that people stay indoors at Gateway of India.
Mumbai police ensuring that people stay indoors at Gateway of India.
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai.  (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai.  (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
This satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Nisarga roaring toward the western coast of India. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities say that the cyclone brewing in the Arabian sea is expected to cross very close to India's western coast on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Maharashtra and Gujarat states are on pre-cyclone alert as heavy rainfall is expected in the region. The city of Mumbai, already overwhelmed with the high incidence of coronavirus cases, is bracing for this unusual cyclone that may inundate low-lying slum areas. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
This satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Nisarga roaring toward the western coast of India. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities say that the cyclone brewing in the Arabian sea is expected to cross very close to India's western coast on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Maharashtra and Gujarat states are on pre-cyclone alert as heavy rainfall is expected in the region. The city of Mumbai, already overwhelmed with the high incidence of coronavirus cases, is bracing for this unusual cyclone that may inundate low-lying slum areas. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
Lifeguards keep a vigil at Juhu beach in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Lifeguards keep a vigil at Juhu beach in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A bus carrying COVID-19 patients leaves a makeshift hospital to transport them to other hospitals as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A bus carrying COVID-19 patients leaves a makeshift hospital to transport them to other hospitals as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Rescue personnel relocate their jet ski as part of precautions against cyclone on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Rescue personnel relocate their jet ski as part of precautions against cyclone on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A message written on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A message written on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Rain clouds fill the sky on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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