Cyclone Biparjoy is certain to hit the coast of Gujarat. According to India Meteorological Department, Cyclone Biparjoy is moving at a speed of 5 km per hour. The cyclone is located 360 km south-west of Porbandar, 400 km south-southwest of Devbhoomi Dwarka, 490 km south-southwest of Naliya in Kutch.
According to the Meteorological Department, Cyclone Biparjoy is likely to make landfall near Mandvi in Kutch on June 15. Meanwhile, wind speed will be 125 to 135 km per hour. The highest impact of the cyclone will be in the entire district of Kutch. Along with Kutch, seven districts of Saurashtra will be affected by the storm. Jamnagar, Morbi, Porbandar, Dwarka, Junagadh will also be affected by the storm.
Four number signals have been installed at nine ports of Jamnagar, Dwarka district. So four number signals have been installed at Porbandar, Okha, Bedi Bandar, Nawalkhi, Mandvi, Mundra, Jakhou Bandar. A yellow alert has been declared along the coast of Saurashtra, Kutch.
One thousand 250 people have been evacuated from Porbandar-Okha following the cyclone. NDRF teams have been deployed in Dwarka, Porbandar, Kutch. NDRF teams were also deployed in Junagadh, Jamnagar. 17 teams of SDRF have been kept on stand by. Continuous monitoring is being done from Gandhinagar regarding the condition of the storm.
According to the Meteorological Department, Cyclone Biparjoy will move almost northward till the morning of 14 June, then move north-northeast and may hit Saurashtra between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coast by 15 June afternoon. Wind speed will be 125-135 kmph to 150 kmph.
Wind speed is likely to increase from 40-50 kmph to 60 kmph over West Central Arabian Sea on June 12. Gusts of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph are likely over East-Central Arabian Sea on June 13. Wind speed is likely to increase from 40-50 kmph to 60 kmph over areas near Northwest Arabian Sea. Wind speed is likely to increase from 40-50 kmph to 60 kmph over East-Central Arabian Sea on June 14.