Biparjoy Cyclone: Alarm bells are about to ring for many coastal states including Gujarat and Mumbai. According to the warning issued by the Meteorological Department, the cyclonic storm Biparjoy has turned into an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’. According to the department, there is a possibility of it getting faster.
Cyclone Biparjoy is very likely to move nearly northwards and cross Saurashtra, Kutch and adjoining coasts of Pakistan on June 15, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). A warning has been issued by the department.
Know ‘seriousness’ in 10 points of Biperjoy
1. There is a possibility of high wind speed and thunderstorms in Gujarat for the next five days.
2. The IMD said the sea condition along and off Saurashtra and Kutch coasts is likely to turn “poor to very rough” till Wednesday and worsen further on Thursday.
3. Tithal Beach, a tourist destination in Gujarat’s Valsad on the Arabian Sea coast, has been temporarily closed for tourists due to high waves and strong winds.
4. IMD has advised fishermen to stay away from seabeds in Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep. Do not go there under any circumstances.
5. For the last one week, all the coastal establishments of the Indian Coast Guard have been holding regular interactions with the fishermen. Emphasis is being laid on taking precautions in view of this storm over the Arabian Sea.
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6. The IMD has said that state governments have been advised to keep a close vigil in their respective areas. Monitor the situation regularly. Take appropriate precautionary measures.
7. In accordance with international maritime law, ports have been advised to keep in touch and send regular signals to ships warning of adverse weather conditions. To ensure the safety of ships and their crews.
8. The Government of Pakistan has also advised the officials in Sindh and Balochistan to be vigilant. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said that there is a possibility of rain on the coasts of Sindh and Makran from the night of 13 June.
9. This cyclone was named Biparjoy by Bangladesh. The name means “disaster” or “calamity” in Bengali.
10. An alert has also been declared at coastal places in Mumbai. The process of rising high waves in the sea has started here on Sunday.