Vikash Sharma

All eyes are now on the extremely severe cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) over eastcentral and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday informed that extremely severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy has moved northwards with a speed of seven kmph during the past 6 hours and lay centered about 320 km southwest of Porbandar, 360 km south-southwest of Devbhumi Dwarka ,440 km south of Jakhau Port, and 620 km south of Karachi (Pakistan).

It is very likely to move nearly northward till June 14 morning, then move north-northeastwards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by noon of June 15 as a very severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph.

Heavy Rainfall  warning for Gujarat (Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts)

The intensity of rainfall would increase with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka & Jamnagar and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Porbandar, Rajkot, Morbi & Junagarh districts of Gujarat on June 15.

Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over remaining districts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat region on June 15.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Gujarat and adjoining south Rajasthan on June 16.