Thackeray made the announcement while on a visit to Alibaug taluka of Raigad district, around 110 km from Mumbai, to take stock of the situation.
Several kutcha houses, temporary shades were destroyed, trees and electrical poles were uprooted and roofs of some structures were blown away by Cyclone Nisarga.
On June 3, Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Alibaug, about 110 km from Mumbai, sparing India's financial centre which is already reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Cyclone Nisarga made landfall just 95 kilometres from Mumbai, the metropolitan city largely escaped its wrath.
The financial capital has never been hit by a cyclone in the month of June in documented history. Cyclone Phyan in 2009 was the nearest a cyclone has gotten to Mumbai, but ultimately it never made landfall in the city.
A global report on internal displacement has compiled the extent of damage caused and the number of people affected.
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Based on lessons learnt from cyclone Amphan, these are a few items that should be at home in case cyclone Nisarga hits Mumbai.
"It landed a little (further) south than what we predicted. But Mumbai may experience bad weather until tomorrow," Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary at the Ministry of Earth Sciences, told Reuters on Wednesday.
In view of the strong crosswinds being experienced due to Cyclone Nisarga, the authorities at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport decided to suspend all arrivals and departures for four and a half hours
Some climate experts suggest that the Arabian Sea may become the new cradle for cyclone formations as the sea surface temperature is gradually rising.
Cyclone 'Nisarga' made landfall as a severe cyclonic storm around 12:30 pm near Alibaug, 95 km from Mumbai.
Simply put, the movement of a cyclone from water to land is referred to as cyclone landfall.
After making landfall at Alibaug in Raigad district, the severe cyclonic storm is now headed toward Mumbai and Thane districts.
The Director General (DG) of the federal contingency force said a total of 43 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in the two states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The Indian Meteorological Department announced at 1200 hours, that the current position of Cyclone Nisarga -- which is supposed to make landfall in the next one hour – is near Latitude 18.1 degree North and Longitude 72.8 degree East.
Nearly 80 aircraft are parked at the airport.
The severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall at Alibaug in Raigad district at around 12 pm.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has also issued an advisory for Mumbaikars to follow during Cyclone Nisarga.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai's deputy director general of meteorology K S Hosalikar said the cyclone will cross close to south of Alibaug as severe cyclonic storm 100-110 kmph gusting at 120 kmph.
Parts of Madhya Pradesh may witness thunderstorms with heavy rains and lightning on June 3.
The home ministry said cyclone 'Nisarga' will make landfall along the Maharashtra coast on Wednesday with high wind speed ranging up to 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.
Section 144 will be imposed in all areas under the control of the Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai, from 00.01 hours on June 3 to 12.00 hours on June 4, unless it is officially withdrawn earlier.
In India, the IMD names the cyclones that develop over the North Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
"All our infrastructure provider (IP) members have taken necessary steps to ensure connectivity 24/7 in the areas which are likely to be affected by the cyclone and all the background arrangements like additional DG sets, battery banks, spare parts, stocking of diesel are taken care of," T R Dua, Director-General, Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), said in a statement.