Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ over the Arabian Sea may make landfall between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) around noon of 15th June with maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted today.
“The extremely severe cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of today, the 11th June, 2023 over the same region,” the agency said in its bulletin issued this noon.
“It is very likely to move nearly northward till 14th June morning, then move north-northeastwards and cross Saurashtra & Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) around noon of 15th June as a very severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph,” the IMD predicted.
Wind warning along & off Saurashtra & Kutch coasts (Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts) including Gulf of Kutch:
- Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph on 11th June, 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph during 12th and becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from 13th to evening of 14th June.
- Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph very likely to prevail from 14th June evening and becoming 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph from 15th morning for subsequent 12 hours.
- Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph very likely to prevail along & off remaining districts Saurashtra coast on 14th & 15th June.