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Nisarga turns into depression over Vidarbha, to weaken further: IMD

Nisarga turns into depression over Vidarbha, to weaken further: IMD

New Delhi, Jun 4 (UNI) Cyclone Nisarga, which turned into depression over Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, is expected to weaken into a well marked low pressure area by Thursday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Remnant of the Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga is moving northeastwards with a speed of about 27 kmph. It lies 60 km northwest of Akola (Maharashtra), 220 Km west-northwest of Nagpur (Maharashtra) and 230 km south-southeast of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).

The IMD also predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh whereas light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Vidarbha and west Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours.

Squally wind, speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph has been prevailing over western Districts of Vidarbha and adjoining Madhya Pradesh. It is likely reduce gradually during next 12 hours, the weather bureau said.

Cyclone Nisarga, which made landfall near Raigad district on Wednesday, claimed two lives.

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