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Business News/ News / Cyclone Biparjoy to intensify: Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra likely to be affected

Cyclone Biparjoy to intensify: Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra likely to be affected

Cyclone Biparjoy set to intensify in the next 36 hours, heading north-northwestwards in the next two days. Fishermen advised not to venture into affected areas. High-speed winds to affect Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra coasts till June 10.

Cyclone Biparjoy is likely to intensify in next twenty four hours (PTI)Premium
Cyclone Biparjoy is likely to intensify in next twenty four hours (PTI)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 9 June has said that Cyclone Biparjoy is set to intensify in the next 36 hours and will be heading north-northwestwards in the next two days.

The very severe cyclonic storm was located over the east-central Arabian Sea located 840-kilometer west-southwest of Goa and 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai at 11:30 pm on June 8, the IMD said. In a tweet, it wrote, “Very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy over east-central Arabian Sea at 2330 hours IST of 08th June, 2023 over about 840 km west-southwest of Goa, 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai. To intensify further gradually during next 36 hours and move nearly north-northwestwards in next 2 days."

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The weather department has also advised fishermen not to venture into such cyclone-hit areas in the Arabian Sea. The Cyclone 'Biparjoy' got its name as suggested by Bangladesh. In Bengali, the word 'Biparjoy' holds the meaning of 'disaster' or ‘calamity’. The process of naming cyclones follows a rotational system among countries, adhering to specific guidelines that have been established.

Also Read: How Cyclone Biparjoy got its name: All you need to know about cyclonic storm forming over Arabian Sea

Here's the list of city/states likely to be impacted by Cyclone Biparjoy

High-speed winds will affect weather in the Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra coasts till June 10. Gale wind can reach a speed of 145-155 kmph gusting to 170 kmph over the central Arabian Sea.

The IMD has not yet predicted any major impact on countries adjoining the Arabian Sea, including India, Oman, Iran and Pakistan.

As per IMD, the most affected areas by the storm are expected to be the adjoining regions of the west-central and south Arabian Sea. Apart from this, coasts of north Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa is expected to be affected.

As per Skymet Weather, there will be a notable increase in rainfall along the Western Coast of India, spanning from Kerala to Maharashtra. The cyclone will facilitate the timely arrival of the monsoon in Mumbai. Between June 8 and 10, the sea conditions will be turbulent to extremely turbulent along the coasts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Similarly, from June 9 to 12, the sea conditions will be rough along the Gujarat coast

The weather office has predicted heavy rainfall over Andaman & Nicobar Island, Kerala, South Interior Karnataka, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh for the next three to four days.

As per IMD, Light/moderate fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds very likely over Kerala, Lakshadweep, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka; isolated to scattered activity over North Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh during the week.

Moreover, IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during 8-10 June; Kerala during 8-12 June; Lakshadweep during 9th-11 June; and Coastal & South Interior Karnataka during 10-12 June.

IMD also said that Mumbai and Konkan regions are expected to receive rainfall till 12 June. The city of Mumbai is expected to witness strong winds and high waves along its coast and scattered rains are expected all over Maharashtra with Mumbai and Pune likely to receive some intense rainfall from 8 to 10 June.

According to Director of IMD's Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad, Manorama Mohanty, the cyclone would bring light rains and thunderstorms in coastal regions, including south Gujarat and Saurashtra. All ports have been asked to hoist Distant Warning signal." 

Jamnagar collector BA Shah said nearly 76,000 people reside in 22 villages situated on the coastline of the district and elaborate plans are in place to shift them to safer places if need arises. "In view of the formation of a cyclone in the Arabian Sea, all district as well as taluka officials have been asked to remain stationed at their headquarters until further orders. Fishermen registered in the district have already returned to the coast. If need arises, we will shift 76,000 people living near the coast to safer places," said Shah. 

The IMD has also predicted light/moderate scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning very likely over the region during the week. Very Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura on 09th and Assam & Meghalaya on 12 June; isolated heavy rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and Meghalaya during 9-14 June; Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura during 8-14 June.

In Northwest, light/moderate isolated to scattered rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Western Himalayan Region& adjoining plains during 2nd half of the week.

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Updated: 09 Jun 2023, 05:35 PM IST
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