Rain lashed parts of Maharashtra as cyclone Biparjoy intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, causing high tidal waves in Mumbai. In response to the developing situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a meeting at 1 pm today to review the cyclone’s impact, according to sources quoted by news agency ANI, we’ll update the development.
As a precautionary measure, around 1300 people have been evacuated and shifted to safer locations, as authorities initiate the evacuation process in anticipation of cyclone Biparjoy’s landfall, stated officials.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Mumbai, the financial capital of India, along with its neighboring cities Thane and Palghar. This alert serves as a warning for residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions.
Additionally, the IMD has issued an orange alert for the Saurashtra and Kutch coasts of Gujarat. The cyclone has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm, and its impact is expected to be felt in the state as well as in Pakistan in the upcoming days.
In a tweet early Monday morning, the IMD provided further details, stating, “Cyclone Alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast: Orange Message. ESCS BIPARJOY at 0530 IST today over Aeast central & adjoining NE Arabian Sea near lat 19.2N & long 67.7E, about 380km SSW of Devbhumi Dwarka. To cross near Jakhau Port, Gujarat by noon of June 15.”
IMD officials have indicated that the cyclone is likely to move nearly northward until Wednesday morning, following which it will shift in a north-northeast direction. The cyclone is expected to make landfall between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan), near Jakhau Port (Gujarat), by Thursday noon. At that time, it is predicted to be a very severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speeds of 125-135 KMPH, gusting up to 150 KMPH.
Authorities and local administrations are closely monitoring the situation and have taken necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of residents in the affected areas. It is advised that people follow the instructions provided by the authorities, stay updated with the latest weather forecasts, and take appropriate precautions to stay safe during this period of severe weather conditions.