Cyclone Biparjoy as continues its movement, is likely to make a landfall in Western Coast of Gujarat’s Saurashtra and Kutch region on Thursday, the preparedness is all in place as it also holds the chances of hitting the region today.
The cyclone is likely to hit Pakistan, 380 km south of Karachi.
Fishing activities in the possible affected areas have been put to halt. National Disaster management teams and rescue teams are on alert, evacuation process for those at risk is already under process.
Cyclone Biparjoy is the third cyclone to reach the Western Coast of Gujarat in the last 60-years. The Climate change has brought a drastic effect on the cyclone as the frequency and intensity of the cyclone increases. The Indian Meteorological Department said there had been total destruction of thatched houses and great damage to kutcha houses in several districts.
The intensity of the cyclonic storm can can cause highscale damage to power and communication poles in these areas. It can also wreck the railway system and case damage to standing crops and plantation.
IMD issued a red alert on Wednesday about cyclone Biparjoy. It said cyclone warning for Saurashtra & Kutch Coasts. It also said the cyclone will cross Jakhau port by June 15. As the cyclone continues its movement towards Gujarat extremely high tide was seen at marine drive, Mumbai.
The IMD has issued a storm surge warning for the western coast of Gujarat . It further said the cyclone is likely to reach the low lying areas of Morbi, Jamnagar, Porbander, Devbhumi Dwarka, Kutch. The IMD further added although cyclone Biparjoy has weakened , there is a possibility that it may gather pace again and cause high scale damage in Gujarat.
Vice President of Meteorology and Climate Change Skymet Weather (a private Indian weather forecasting agency) Mahesh Palawat told the media that deteriorating changes in the climate may be one of the primary reasons for the drastic changes in the weather conditions.
He further added due to the onset of monsoon in the month of June the possibility of a cyclone is limited to only in the first half of the year and further cyclonic activities seize due to the starting of the monsoon. The government has said, about 37,800 people have been evacuated in the coastal areas of Gujarat.
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