The storm in the Arabian Sea is moving towards the coasts of Pakistan and India. In the coastal areas of both the countries, the process of transferring people under security measures is going on.
The advisory of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Cyclone ‘biparjoy’ is currently 600 km from the south of Karachi and 580 km from Thatt.
According to the Meteorological Department, winds are blowing at a speed of 180 to 200 km per hour around the storm, due to which the height of the waves is 35 to 40 feet.
The advisory said that with the speed at which the cyclone is moving, it will pass over Katy Bandar in the morning of June 14 and then Gujarat, India, which may intensify by the afternoon of June 15.
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) “BIPARJOY” is an extremely severe cyclonic storm over the east-central Arabian Sea. It is currently located around 690km south of Karachi, 670km south of Thatta, and 720km southeast of Ormara. The maximum sustained winds are 180-200… pic.twitter.com/kdmLQp7HZh
— PDMA Sindh (@pdmasindhpk) June 11, 2023
Due to this storm, heavy rain and dusty winds may occur in the south-eastern coastal areas of Sindh.
the Meteorological Department, between June 13 and 17, winds of 80 to 100 km per hour may blow in Thatta, Sajawal, Badin, Umarkot, Tharparkar.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the storm is being continuously monitored. If its severity continues, 10,000 people will be evacuated from the coastal and low-lying areas.
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The district administration has imposed a state of emergency in hospitals in Thatta Aru Badin while fishermen have also been banned from going into the sea and fishing.
Along with this, holidays of government employees have been canceled and they have been asked to come to work.
The Department of Meteorology has said that winds of 60 to 80 km per hour can blow in the country’s largest coastal city Karachi and other cities of Sindh including Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar and Mirpurkhas from June 13 to 14, while heavy rains are expected. It is also possible.
All depts in Sindh and Balochistan should be on high alert. #BiparjoyCyclone is unpredictable yet categorised as high intensity. Panic is counterproductive but caution and planning are better than being caught unawares. @ndmapk @pdmasindhpk @PDMABalochistan pic.twitter.com/Bd2W3YDdgx
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) June 11, 2023
Due to the storm Cyclone ‘biparjoy’, waves of eight to 12 feet can be raised in the sea due to which there is also a fear of coastal flooding in the Katy Bandar region.
The Meteorological Department has also asked the fishermen not to go into the open sea for fishing till the presence of storm.
Karachi Commissioner Iqbal Memon has imposed Section 144 on the city’s coastline to prevent people from going to the sea.
On the other hand, according to Indian media reports, the storm will hit the coast of the Indian state of Gujarat on June 15.
Cyclone Alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast: Orange Message. ESCS BIPARJPY at 0530IST of today over eastcentral & adjoining NE Arabian Sea near lat 19.2N & long 67.7E, about 380km SSW of Devbhumi Dwarka. To cross near Jakhau Port,Gujarat by noon of 15June. https://t.co/KLRdEFGKQj pic.twitter.com/bxn44UUVhD
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) June 12, 2023
the Indian Meteorological Department, this storm will move towards the north till June 14. After that, it is likely to change direction, which will hit the areas between Mandvi in Gujarat in India and Karachi coast in Pakistan.
The Meteorological Department, when it hits the Indian coast, wind gusts of more than 150 kmph are likely.
Cyclone ‘biparjoy’ Officials have also said that there is a possibility of heavy rains during this time.
In the Indian state of Gujarat, the process of moving citizens from many places to safe places continues.
(visuals from Gateway of India) pic.twitter.com/UrnR0sahtE
— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2023
The Deendyal Port Authority of Kandala in Gujarat has started shifting ships and boats from the coast to sheltered areas.
Officials say that six ships have been moved from the port to a safe place while another 11 ships and boats are to be moved.