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Cyclone Biparjoy: India & Pakistan on High Alert! Get Essential Updates on Its Arrival

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June 14, 2023
Cyclone Biparjoy

(The News Editorial) — Cyclone Biparjoy is forecast to arrive tomorrow (Thursday) in nearby areas of Keti Bandar Sindh and Kutch in Indian Gujarat, bringing heavy rain, strong gusts, and high seas. Storm surges of up to 3.5 meters in height are expected at the point of landfall, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). This has the potential to flood low-lying coastal areas.

Maximum Speed of Cyclone Biparjoy

Cyclone Biparjoy tracking provides real-time updates and information about the movement and intensity of the cyclone, helping to ensure preparedness and safety measures are in place. The outcome of Cyclone Biparjoy would be exceptionally high seas on Sindh and Balochistan’s coasts. On Tuesday, three people perished in the Indian states of Kutch and Rajkot. Four boys drowned in Mumbai, and hundreds of people were evacuated from Pakistan’s and India’s coastlines.

Cyclone Biparjoy, an extraordinarily powerful cyclonic storm, made landfall in the eastern Arabian Sea. According to a PMD bulletin released Tuesday night, the cyclonic storm was heading north/northwestward and was around 380 kilometers south of Karachi.

Maximum sustained surface winds are expected to range between 140 and 150 kph, reaching 170 kph around the system’s center.

Cyclone Biparjoy Alert

Biparjoy is expected to continue north through June 14, according to the most recent upper-level steering winds. It will then curve northeast and travel across Keti Bandar (southeast Sindh)/. According to the advisory, an intense cyclonic storm hit the Indian Gujarat coast on June 15 evening/evening, packing speeds of 100-120kmph and 140kmph.

Based on Cyclone Biparjoy’s present path, it is expected to deliver significant dust and wind storms, as well as thundershowers, to district regions such as Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, and Umerkot through Friday.

This might result in severe winds reaching 120 km/h.

Between today and Thursday, Similar conditions are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Sanghar, with squally winds reaching 60 to 80 kph.

Expected Intensity of Cyclone Biparjoy

Cyclone Biparjoy was formerly classed as an extremely severe cyclone storm, but it was downgraded to an extremely severe cyclonic storm late Tuesday evening. It moved from the east to the northwest of the Arabian Sea.

Dr. Sardar Sarfaraz, Director of Meteorology, explains that,

“This change… only represents the reduced speed of the winds surrounding the system, but the cyclone is still severe and can cause a lot of damage, especially in areas that would be directly hit.”

He also stated that it was not as devastating as the cyclone that struck in 1999.

When asked how much rain he expected, the man responded, 

“It could be 50-60mm within 24 hours.”

Cyclone Biparjoy is a tropical cyclone. The Sindh Chief Minister’s House Disclosed Information

On Tuesday, 56,985 out of 71,380 vulnerable individuals in seven talukas spread across three districts were evacuated, as per data from the Sindh CM House. In total, approximately 22,000 people chose to go alone. Evacuations occurred in the Thatta district’s Keti Bundar and Ghora Bari and Ghora Bari, the Sujawal district’s Shah Bundar, Jati, and Kharochann and Kharochann, and the Badin district’s Shaheed Fazil Rahu tehsil and Badin.

37 aid camps are being established in various areas, including public schools and institutions. According to the Pakistan Navy, troops evacuated 700 people from a number of Shah Bandar villages, while 64 fishermen were rescued from the sea.

A cyclone monitoring section has been formed at Commander Karachi’s headquarters, and the PN Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre is continually distributing information to all stakeholders.

According to the organization’s statement, this is especially true of the fishing community.

While naval warships patrolled the seas, medical and naval emergency response teams were stationed in rural Sindh, including Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, and Sanghar, as well as coastal Balochistan.

Surveillance by the Federal Government

Furthermore, Sherry Rehman, the minister in charge of climate change, urged folks to remain calm and stated that the Federal government was coordinating with governments in Sindh and Balochistan.

The PM supervised risk-reduction and told ministers to stay involve until the situation is resolved. Residents of Kund Malir Hub, Lasbela, and Winder in Balochistan are encouraged to remain cautious due to Cyclone Biparjoy’s lower intensity.

She urged people to be cautious and not to dismiss early warning signs.

According to Ms. Rehman’s analysis, the cyclone’s strength could alter, particularly near where it is currently in Sindh, and Karachi could experience urban flooding of up to 100 millimeters of rain. She also stated that she intends to have completed evacuations by June 14th, before the projected storm’s landfall.

In case of bad weather, Pakistan’s flag carrier, PIA, may use Lahore or Multan as alternative airports for Karachi or Sukkur flights.

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