Cyclonic storm "Biparjoy" has emerged in the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea, wreaking havoc on its way towards the Indian coast. The storm, which was first detected on Thursday (June 8) afternoon, is currently stationed about 850 km west of Goa and 900 km southwest of Mumbai.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Biparjoy is currently located at latitude 17.3N and longitude 67.3E, about 600 km WSW of Mumbai, 540 km south-southwest of Porbandar and 840 km S of Karachi. The cyclone is expected to intensify further and is likely to reach near the Pakistan coast around the evening of June 15th, 2023.
What is cyclone Biparjoy and its origin?
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to hold a meeting over the cyclone situation on Monday at 1 pm.
- Six ships have already left the port in response to the approaching cyclone, with 11 more scheduled to leave tomorrow. Port officials and ship owners have been urged to remain vigilant and alert, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the safety of maritime operations and vessels.
- Total suspension of fishing operations over.
- East-central and adjoining West-central Arabian Sea till 15th June.
- Northeast Arabian Sea from 12th -15th June.
Mobilize evacuation from coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch (Kutch, Devbhumi-Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts).
Cyclone Biparjoy was a severe tropical cyclone that hit the Bay of Bengal in November 2020. It was one of the strongest cyclones to form in the region in recent years, with wind speeds of up to 185 km/h. The cyclone caused widespread damage and loss of life in several states in India and Bangladesh.
1. The cyclone formed on November 7, 2020, as a low-pressure area over the central Bay of Bengal. Over the next few days, the system intensified and moved towards the Indian coast.
2. On November 10, it was classified as a severe cyclonic storm, with wind speeds of up to 110 km/h.
3. By November 11, it had intensified further, becoming a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of up to 185 km/h.
Some important points by IMD
Cyclones are known to cause severe damage to life and property, especially in coastal regions. It is important for the authorities to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of the people. The IMD has been closely monitoring the cyclone and providing regular updates to the public.
We urge everyone to stay informed and take necessary precautions to stay safe during this time. Stay tuned for further updates on Cyclone Biparjoy