Vikash Sharma

 A state of alert has been sounded in view of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) which is heading towards several Indian coasts.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Wednesday said that cyclone Biparjoy is likely to cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by evening of June 15.

Cyclone Biparjoy will cross as a very severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph.

Storm Surge Warning (Kachchh, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagarh and Morbi districts)

As per the IMD, storm surge of about 2 -3 m above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate the low-lying areas of above districts during the time of landfall. The astronomical tides along these districts could be upto 3-6 meters in different places.

Heavy Rainfall Warning

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Kachchh, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts of Saurashtra & Kutch on June 14.

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 Kachchh, Devbhumi Dwarka & Jamnagar and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Porbandar, Rajkot, Morbi & Junagarh districts of Gujarat and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over remaining districts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat region on June 15.

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