Cyclone Biparjoy highlights: IMD issues Cyclone alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast
Cyclone Biparjoy highlights: The very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy is likely to intensify into an extremely severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours.
Cyclone Biparjoy Live: The very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy turned into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at 5.30 am Sunday. However, it may not hit Gujarat as per the current forecast, said an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official on Saturday.
The cyclone will bring thunderstorms and strong wind in Gujarat in the next five days as it is likely to pass at a distance of 200-300 km from the Porbandar coast.
In its latest forecast, the IMD said the cyclone will move north-northeastwards gradually during the next 24 hours, before moving north-north-westward during the subsequent three days.
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- Jun 11, 2023 09:48 PM IST
Six ships left port today, 11 more to depart tomorrow: Deendayal Port Authority
PRO Deendayal Port Authority, Kandla, Gujarat Om Prakash told ANI, “Six ships left the port today and 11 more ships will depart tomorrow. Port officials and ship owners have been asked to remain alert. Those staying in low-lying areas of Kandla are being moved to temporary shelters in Gandhidham.”
- Jun 11, 2023 09:22 PM IST
IMD issues Cyclone alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast
India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday evening issued a Cyclone alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast. IMD said, “Yellow Message. ESCS BIPARJOY over eastcentral Arabian Sea, at 1730 IST of 11th June near lat 18.6N & long 67.7E, Likely to cross between Mandvi (Gujarat) & Karachi (Pakistan) by noon of 15th June.”
- Jun 11, 2023 08:53 PM IST
‘All necessary steps are being taken’: Congress Porbandar MLA
Congress Porbandar MLA Arjun Modhwadia said, “With the aim of zero casualty, all necessary steps are being taken for Agam Cheti. I also appeal to the people to be alert till the danger of #Cyclone is removed and follow the information given by the administration.”
- Jun 11, 2023 08:28 PM IST
‘Impact of cyclone started’: Congress MP
Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil said on Sunday, “Let us pray to God that our Gujarat remains safe from the natural calamities of cyclones. When the impact of the cyclone has started in the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch, the government system should also be alert enough to take necessary precautionary measures to ensure that there is no loss of life and property.”
- Jun 11, 2023 08:14 PM IST
Extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Biparjoy' to cross Saurashtra-Kachchh coast on June 15: IMD
Extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Biparjoy' is expected to cross Saurashtra and District Kachchh around noon on June 15, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
"Extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Biparjoy' is expected to cross Saurashtra and District Kachchh around noon on June 15. People should stay at safe locations on the day it crosses the Gujarat coast," said IMD Director General, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra while talking to ANI.
He said that when the cyclonic storm reaches near the cost of Kachchh the wind speed is expected to reach around 125 to 135 kmph.
- Jun 11, 2023 07:25 PM IST
Cyclone very likely to move northward till Wednesday morning
The cyclone is very likely to move nearly northward till the morning of June 14, then move north-northeastwards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi in Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan around noon of June 15 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph: IMD.
- Jun 11, 2023 06:10 PM IST
Expected to make landfall between Gujarat's Kutch and Pakistan's Karachi on Thursday
Cyclone Biparjoy intensified into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm" on Sunday morning and is likely to make landfall between the Kutch district of Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan on June 15, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The meteorological office has issued a cyclone alert for Saurashtra and Kutch coasts.
- Jun 11, 2023 05:19 PM IST
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds meet with officials of affected areas
Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel held a video conference with all the officials of the potentially affected area.
Chief Secretary Rajkumar, DGP Vikas Sahay, Relief Commissioner Alok Pandey, and heads of the Revenue Department, Energy Department and Road Building Department joined the meeting.
After a preliminary discussion with all heads of department, the Collectors and concerned officials of the potentially affected districts also joined through video conference.
- Jun 11, 2023 05:11 PM IST
Gujarat CM visits State Emergency Operation Center
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Sunday paid a visit to the State Emergency Operation Center to review the preparedness of coastal districts of the state against possible cyclones, reported ANI.
This was in view of the ongoing 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm, Biparjoy which is about to make landfall at the Kutchh and Saurashtra coast in Gujarat as well as in Pakistan on Thursday.
- Jun 11, 2023 04:28 PM IST
Biparjoy's position at 11:30am: Lies at 450km from Porbandar
Cyclone Alert for Saurashtra and Kutch Coast: Yellow Message. Biparjoy lay at 11:30am today, about 450 km SSW of Porbandar, 490 km SSW of Dwarka, 570 km SSW of Naliya. It will cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjacent Pakistan coasts around noon of June 15 as a very severe cyclonic storm, said IMD.
- Jun 11, 2023 03:41 PM IST
Watch: Effect of cyclone 'Biparjoy' seen at coastal areas in Gujarat
- Jun 11, 2023 02:43 PM IST
Wind, heavy rains kill at least 27 in Pakistan
Heavy rains followed by strong winds killed at least 27 people, including eight children, in northwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday.
"At least 12 people were buried alive after the roofs and walls of their houses collapsed," Taimur Ali Khan, a spokesman for the provincial disaster management authority told AFP.
The storms hit four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province late Saturday, with 15 people killed in Bannu district, including five siblings aged between two and 11.
More than 140 people were injured and more than 200 livestock died, he said.
- Jun 11, 2023 01:56 PM IST
Thunderstorm warning for Gujarat
Gujarat will witness thunderstorm activity during the next five days with high wind speed. Tithal Beach, a popular tourist spot in Gujarat's Valsad, has been temporarily shut due to high tide and gusty winds.
- Jun 11, 2023 01:25 PM IST
Gujarat closes beaches
As cyclonic storm Biparjoy intensified Sunday and continued to approach the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, the state government closed beaches and started alerting people living along the coast.
- Jun 11, 2023 12:47 PM IST
‘Increase in cyclone activity in the Arabian Sea is linked to…’: Climate scientist
Roxy Mathew Koll, climate scientist at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology tweeted that the imprint of climate change on the Arabian Sea is clear. "The increase in cyclone activity in the Arabian Sea is tightly linked to the rising ocean temperatures and increased availability of moisture under global warming. Arabian Sea used to be cool, but now it is a warm pool.”
- Jun 11, 2023 12:15 PM IST
ESCS ‘Biparjoy’ lay over east central Arabian Sea at 8.30 am on Sunday
- Jun 11, 2023 11:46 AM IST
‘Biparjoy’ and monsoon showers
Biparjoy’s slow movement raised concerns about weak monsoon conditions till at least mid-June over interior parts of the country. IMD’s extended range forecast released on Thursday showed rains picking up during last week of June and rainfall over interior parts of the country during the week of June 30 to July 6. Rains haven’t started in interior parts of the country yet as forecast by IMD. Read more
- Jun 11, 2023 11:28 AM IST
‘Biparjoy’ creates ‘history’. Know why
"This is only the second time in north Indian ocean history, that both the Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal had a category 3 or higher intensity cyclone in the same pre monsoon season. Only such incidence was in 2019," according to Vineet Kumar Singh, researcher from Typhoon Research Centre, Jeju National University.
- Jun 11, 2023 10:57 AM IST
Where will ‘Biparjoy’ make landfall
The exact place where it will make landfall will become clearer in the coming days, news agency PTI reported quoting a senior scientist at the IMD, DS Pai.
- Jun 11, 2023 10:38 AM IST
Watch: High tide in Maharashtra coasts
- Jun 11, 2023 10:15 AM IST
Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ likely to make landfall between Gujarat's Kutch and Pakistan's Karachi: IMD
Cyclone 'Biparjoy' is likely to make landfall between Kutch district of Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan on June 15, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The met office also issued a cyclone alert for Saurashtra and Kutch coasts.
- Jun 11, 2023 09:58 AM IST
‘Biparjoy’ strongest cyclone in Arabian sea
"This cyclone has again gone rapid intensification (2nd in its lifetime) and intensified by 75 kmph to reach peak intensity of 195 kmph. Biparjoy is also the strongest cyclone in Arabian Sea (including all months) after cyclone Tauktae," said Vineet Kumar Singh, researcher from Typhoon Research Centre, Jeju National University.
- Jun 11, 2023 09:38 AM IST
'Biparjoy' intensified into extremely severe storm at a wind speed of…
Very severe cyclonic storm ‘Biparjoy’ over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 9 kmph during past six hours, intensifed into an extremely severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 165 to 175 kmph gusting to 195 kmph and lay about 580 km west-southwest of Mumbai, 480 km south-southwest of Porbandar, 530 km south-southwest of Dwarka, 610 km south-southwest of Naliya and 780 km south of Karachi.
- Jun 11, 2023 09:19 AM IST
Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ now extremely severe storm
The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Biparjoy’ intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at 5.30 am today.
“VSCS BIPARJOY intensified into an ESCS at 0530IST today, about 480 km SSW of Porbandar, 530 km SSW of Dwarka and 610 km SSW of Naliya . To cross Saurashtra & Kutch and adj. Pakistan coasts bw Mandvi, Gujarat and Karachi, Pakistan around noon of 15th June as VSCS,” the IMD tweeted.
- Jun 11, 2023 08:55 AM IST
Saurashtra and Kutch to witness heavy showers
While Biparjoy is not likely to make landfall on the Gujarat coast, the eastward pivot means it is more likely to produce heavy rain and strong winds at Saurashtra and Kutch, according to Met officials.
- Jun 11, 2023 08:21 AM IST
How did Cyclone Biparjoy get its name?
The name ‘Biparjoy’ was given by Bangladesh. It means ‘calamity’ or ‘disaster’. Read more
- Jun 11, 2023 08:00 AM IST
When is a system considered a cyclonic storm?
The IMD categorises a system as a cyclonic storm when its 3-minute average maximum sustained wind speeds fall between 63-88 kmph. Similarly, a severe cyclonic storm has winds between 89-117 kmph, a very severe cyclonic storm between 118-165 kmph, and an extremely severe cyclonic storm between 166-220 kmph. Wind speeds above 221 kmph give rise to a super cyclone.
- Jun 11, 2023 07:37 AM IST
Kerala on Yellow alert
In the wake of cyclone ‘Biparjoy’, as many as eight districts of Kerala expecting heavy rainfall were put on yellow alert.
- Jun 11, 2023 07:11 AM IST
Maharashtra on alert
A warning has been issued to coastal areas of Maharashtra including Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts. These districts are expected to receive strong winds in the next 24 hours and the sea will be rough during this time. Read more
- Jun 11, 2023 06:36 AM IST
Know Biparjoy's latest updates
According to IMD, the VSCS ‘Biparjoy’ is likely to move nearly northwards and reach near Pakistan and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch coasts on Thursday. Latest updates
- Jun 11, 2023 05:45 AM IST
Heavy rains in northwest Pakistan leave 25 dead
Heavy rains swept through Pakistan's northwest, causing several houses to collapse and leaving at least 25 people dead and 145 injured, authorities said.
Rains and hail hit the Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Karak districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, senior rescue officer Khateer Ahmed said, uprooting trees and knocking down electrical transmission towers.
- Jun 11, 2023 04:51 AM IST
Biparjoy to turn into extremely severe cyclonic storm in next 6 hours
IMD said Biparjoy is going to turn into extremely severe cyclonic storm in less than six hours. “Biparjoy over eastcentral Arabian Sea at 0230 hours IST of 11th June, 2023 about 510 km south-southwest of Porbandar. To intensify into an ESCS during next 06 hours. To reach near Pakistan and adjoining Saurashtra & Kutch coasts around afternoon of 15th June, 2023 as a VSCS,” the weather department said in a tweet.
- Jun 10, 2023 11:43 PM IST
Pakistan PM orders emergency measures
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered officials to put in place emergency measures in advance of the approaching Cyclone Biparjoy in the Arabia Sea. The “severe and intense” cyclone with wind speeds of 150 kilometers per hour was on a course toward the country’s south, Pakistan's disaster management agency said.
- Jun 10, 2023 11:11 PM IST
Where is Biparjoy now?
According to IMD, cyclone Biparjoy lay centered at 2030IST of today, near 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. To intensify further and likely to reach near Pakistan coast around evening of 15th June, 2023.
- Jun 10, 2023 10:49 PM IST
Likely to reach Pakistan's coast by June 15: IMD
According to the IMD, Cyclone Biparjoy at 5:30pm on Saturday, lay centered near latitude 17.1N and longitude 67.3E, about 620 km WSW of Mumbai, 560 km south-southwest of Porbandar and 870 km south of Karachi. It is expected to intensify further and is likely to reach near Pakistan coast around June 15 evening.