On June 15, Cyclone Biparjoy, a “very severe storm,” is forecast to pass across the Saurashtra-Kutch coast. IMD updates are available here


According to the most recent Cyclone Biparjoy bulletin from the India Meteorological Department, the storm has become a “extremely severe cyclonic storm” and is expected to pass Saurashtra-Kutch on or around June 15 as a “very severe cyclonic storm.”

In addition to Saurashtra-Kutch, the storm is also forecast to pass towards Pakistani shores on June 15 in the afternoon as a “very severe cyclonic storm (VSCS)”, according to the weather office.

On Sunday morning, the IMD reported that the centre of the extremely dangerous cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” over the east central Arabian Sea was located about 480 kilometres south-southwest of Porbandar, 530 kilometres south-southwest of Dwarka, and 610 kilometres south-southwest of Naliya in Kutch.

“Biparjoy, a VSCS (very severe cyclonic storm), became an ESCS (extremely severe cyclonic storm) at 5:50 am today (Sunday), 480 km, 530 km, and 610 km SSW of Porbandar.

Around midday on June 15, the IMD tweeted, “To cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjacent Pakistan coasts as VSCS (very severe cyclonic storm).”

In a warning that was released early on Sunday, the IMD stated that along and off the coasts of Saurashtra and Kutch, daytime wind speeds will reach 40 to 50 kmph with gusts up to 60 kmph.

During Tuesday and Wednesday, it will climb from 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph. On Monday, it will increase even more to 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph.

According to IMD, squally winds with gusts up to 75 kmph are highly likely to prevail along and off the coast of Saurashtra on Thursday.

Speaking about sea conditions, it stated that they will likely be “rough to very rough” through Wednesday and “very rough to high” on Thursday along and off the beaches of Saurashtra and Kutch.

Additionally, it suggested a complete halt to fishing operations in the area until June 15 and urged fishermen to avoid the central Arabian Sea, the northern Arabian Sea from June 12 to June 15, as well as the coastlines of Saurashtra and Kutch, until then.

Additionally, it recommended mariners to return to land and prudently manage both offshore and onshore activity. “In light of the foregoing, state governments are recommended to keep a careful eye on things, check the situation in their regions on a regular basis, and take the necessary precautions. District authorities have been informed accordingly, according to the IMD.

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