New Delhi: The speed of the ‘extremely severe’ cyclonic storm ‘Biparjoy’ arising in the Arabian Sea is likely to increase further in the next three days. However, this cyclone will remain away from the Indian coast as it is moving towards the north-north-west. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that due to warming sea surface temperatures, powerful storms are becoming more frequent. Senior scientist and head of IMD Pune, Dr. KS Hosalikar told News18 that at the moment we do not expect any direct impact on the coastal areas of India. The latest forecast suggests that the cyclone is likely to move north and northwest away from the coast.
Cyclone Biparjoy Updates:
- Due to Cyclone Biperjoy, 25-28 feet high waves are expected to rise in the Arabian Sea.
- The first cyclone Biparjoy in the Arabian Sea this year is expected to cause light rain and thundershowers in the coastal areas of Gujarat.
- Due to Cyclone Biperjoy, the wind speed can go up to 45 to 55 knots on June 10, 11, and 12. The wind speed may even touch the 65-knot mark. Due to the cyclone, light rain and thundershowers may occur in the coastal areas including South Gujarat and Saurashtra. Manorama Mohanty, director of IMD’s meteorological center in Ahmedabad, said all ports have been asked to hoist remote warning signals.
In the next 36 hours, the storm Biparjoy will intensify further. Due to this, the fishermen of Gujarat have been called back to the coast.
IMD said that although no major impact has been predicted so far on the countries adjacent to the Arabian Sea including India, Oman, Iran, and Pakistan from Cyclone Biperjoy.
Jamnagar Collector BA Shah said that if needed, a big plan has been made to send about 76,000 people to safer places in 22 villages located on the sea coast of the district.
At present there is no forecast that Cyclone Biperjoy will come close to the coast. Dr. KS Hosalikar said that ‘but a warning has been issued for fishermen and proper precautions should be taken on the west coast, as there is a severe storm in the sea.’ A ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm continues in the east-central Arabian Sea. Where 135-145 km. From per hour to 160 km. Winds are blowing over the sea at the speed of hourly. By June 10, the wind speed is 170 km. There is a possibility of reaching per hour. According to the IMD, the cyclone could remain ‘very severe’ till at least June 13.
Scientists tracking Cyclone Biperjoy said it lay about 850 km west-southwest of Goa, 890 km southwest of Mumbai, and 900 km south-southwest of Porbandar till Thursday afternoon. It has moved north in the last few hours. The latest forecast suggests that Cyclone Biperjoy will gradually intensify in the next 24 hours and move north-northwest during the next three days. Although the cyclone is several hundred kilometers away from the west coast of the country. Despite this, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat have been kept on alert. There is a storm in the sea, so fishing in the sea has been asked to be stopped till June 14.