Maharashtra closed down schools and colleges, including those in Mumbai and adjoining areas, in the wake of forecast of rain triggered by Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday.

The storm that left behind a trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep was expected to make landfall in Gujarat on Tuesday night, causing heavy rains in the state and adjoining Maharashtra.

Home ministry said that Cyclone Ockhi was not expected to have high impact in Gujarat which is geared “for the worst situation” caused by the landfall of the disaster.

The cyclone is expected to hit the state’s coastal areas in Surat city on Tuesday midnight.