The Maharashtra government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining districts on Tuesday due to "serious weather predictions" in view of Cyclone Ockhi.
An official at the Mumbai office of India Meteorological Department said on account of the cyclone, the megapolis has started receiving rainfall due to spread of clouds.
The disaster management unit of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting beaches in view of the high tide alert issued for tonight and tomorrow morning due to the cyclone.
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As the cyclone advances, people have been asked to stay indoors as a precautionary measure.
As Cyclone 'Vardah' is expected to make landfall this afternoon, a high alert has been sounded in north Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh. Teams from the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force are on standby. Cyclone Vardah is likely to make landfall near Pulicat - around 60 km from Chennai - with wind speeds of around 80 to 100 km an hour. By the time it makes landfall, its intensity is expected to reduce considerably. Heavy rain is forecast in Chennai where all schools and colleges have been ordered shut today.