Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Biparjoy’ Threatens Saurashtra & Kutch Coasts: IMD

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Pune, 13th June 2023: In a recent update from Dr. Anupam Kashyapi, the head of weather forecasting at the Pune IMD (Indian Meteorological Department), it has been revealed that a very severe cyclonic storm named “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) is currently active over the Northeast and adjoining Eastcentral Arabian Sea. As a result, a cyclone warning has been issued for the Saurashtra and Kutch coasts, indicated by an orange message.

As of 2:30 am IST on June 13th, 2023, the cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” was observed moving northwards at a speed of 5 kmph over the Northeast and adjoining Eastcentral Arabian Sea. Its coordinates were recorded at a latitude of 20.3°N and a longitude of 67.2°E, approximately 290 km southwest of Porbandar, 300 km south-southwest of Devbhumi Dwarka, 360 km south-southwest of Jakhau Port, 370 km south-southwest of Naliya, and 510 km south of Karachi, Pakistan.

According to Dr Kashyapi, the cyclone is expected to continue moving northwards until the morning of June 14th. Subsequently, it will shift towards the north-northeast direction, crossing the Saurashtra and Kutch regions and the adjoining coasts of Pakistan. The expected landfall is projected to occur between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan), near Jakhau Port (Gujarat), by the evening of June 15th. At that time, “Biparjoy” is predicted to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm, with maximum sustained wind speeds ranging between 125-135 kmph and gusts reaching up to 150 kmph.

Residents and authorities in the affected areas are advised to stay updated with the latest weather bulletins and follow the guidelines provided by the IMD to ensure their safety and preparedness for the approaching cyclonic storm.