Phyan cyclone likely to hit Mumbai - 2009


Phyan cyclone likely to hit Mumbai
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The Cyclone Phyan has intensified and Mumbai has been issued an alert by the Meteorological department. Today, the cyclonic storm lay centered over area near Lat. 17.0°N and Long. 72.0°E, about 130 km west of Ratnagiri and 250 km south-southwest of Mumbai. The cyclone is likely to cross south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast between Alibagh and Valsad by late evening of Wednesday night.

Phyan cyclone started as a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Monday and moved northwards towards Konkan coast and intensified into a cyclonic storm on Tuesday. The wind speed of Cyclone Phyan is said to be 70 to 80 km per hour.

As a consequence of the cyclone, heavy rainfall (>25 cm) might hit Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and south Gujarat region during next 36 hours.

Because of the cyclone, tide is likely over Alibagh, Raigarh, Greater Mumbai and Thane districts of Maharashtra and Valsad district of Gujarat. Meanwhile, the meteorological department has advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea.
Last Updated : November 11, 2009
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