Mumbai, Nov 11: Cyclone Phyan has spared Mumbai but heavy rains are expected later in the evening, the weather department said on Wednesday, Nov 11.
Phyan is now heading south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast, but the authorities are not taking any chances in Mumbai.
The civic authorities have kept pumps in readiness at several coastal areas of Mumbai like Worli, Bandra, Juhu, Versova and Malad which could get flooded during the impending storm.
All government offices schools, colleges in Mumbai and Thane have been asked to shut early on Wednesday, Nov 11.
The Phyan is right now positioned about 180 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 430 km south-southwest of Surat.
The IMD expects that maximum sustained surface wind speed under the influence of Cyclone Phyan will be 70-80 kmph between 05:30 pm and 11:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov 11.
Sea condition will be high to very high over along and off Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts.
Fishermen in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, besides the Lakshadweep Islands, have been advised not to go out to sea.