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Mumbai avoided Nisarga Cyclone as the storm makes Earth more South

Mumbai escaped the worst part of the Nisarga cyclone on Wednesday after the winds changed direction and made the land storm south on the west coast of India than expected, giving relief to the capital already devastated by the infection from the Coronavirus.

Hurricane Nisarga was initially expected to be the first to hit Mumbai since 1948, prompting citizens to get off the streets and secure their homes against hurricane winds and heavy rains.

Madhavan Rajivan, secretary of the Earth Sciences Ministry, told Reuters: "It went south (a little bit more) south than we expected. But Mumbai may suffer from bad weather until tomorrow."

The Indian Meteorological Department said that the cyclone hit the western coast about 100 km (65 miles) south of the financial capital of India with winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour). After landing, IMD said, the hurricane headed northeast.

Flight operations have now resumed at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) after the suspension was suspended until 2:30 pm. Today due to the strong winds caused by Hurricane Nisarga, according to an official spokesman.

In addition, the Mumbai Airport Authority had scheduled a total of 19 flights on Wednesday, including 11 departing flights and eight upcoming arrivals that will be managed by five airlines: Air India, Indigo, SpiceJet, Goaire and Air Asia India.