Video: Cyclone Nisarga in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Cyclonic Storm Nisarga formed Tuesday in the Arabian Sea and is aiming for at the west India coastline and Mumbai, the country’s financial center and home to more than 18 million people.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Cyclone Nisarga began the process of making landfall over the state of Maharashtra early Wednesday afternoon just south of Alibagh, while heavy rain and damaging winds battered portions of western India.

Nisarga is the first tropical cyclone in recorded history to strike the city of Mumbai and surrounding districts in the month of June.

Nisarga’s landfall in the Mumbai region is a rare and unprecedented event.

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