Cyclone Biparjoy, which means disaster in Bengali, is now less powerful. After making landfall in Gujarat’s coastal regions on Thursday, Biparjoy’s severity was downgraded from very severe to severe. Heavy rains are anticipated in Rajasthan today, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which also stated that the cyclone is now moving from the sea to land and is centered around Saurashtra-Kutch. The cyclone’s intensity has decreased to 105-115 kmph, according to IMD Director Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
Electric lines and trees were uprooted as the very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy made landfall in Gujarat on Thursday, causing at least two deaths and 22 injuries.
State officials said, the storm’s heavy rain and strong winds pulled down around 524 trees and electric poles in various locations across Gujarat, cutting off power to almost 940 villages. A cattle farmer and his son passed away while attempting to rescue his stranded goats in the Bhavnagar district, as per reports.
Cyclone Biparjoy, which had been turning across the Arabian Sea for more than ten days, made landfall near Jakhau Port in Gujarat on Thursday evening with winds between 125 and 140 km/h. However, it quickly lost strength and by 2:30 am on Friday, it was packing winds of 100 km/h with gusts as high as 110 km/h.
As the tropical cyclone moves towards the northwest, extremely heavy rainfall is predicted in Rajasthan on June 16 and 17, according to Dr. M. Mohapatra.
The India Meteorological Department has already issued warnings of significant damage to temporary dwelling structures and tree and branch tumbles owing to high-speed winds, high tides, and heavy rains.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat’s Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel talked over a call after the heavy storm attacked Gujarat, to evaluate the situation after the cyclone made landfall. PM Modi also inquired about the details of the lions and other wild animals’ safety measures in Gir Forest.
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