After hitting Indian Gujarat, the intensity of 'BiperJoy' decreased, and Pakistan remained safe.
Cyclone Bipurjoy, which formed in the Arabian Sea, made landfall on the Indian coast of Gujarat early on Friday night.
According to the statement issued by the Meteorological Department, the extremely severe cyclone ‘Biper Joy’ in the Northeast Arabian Sea is 135 km from the coast of Indian Gujarat (Jukhao port) and 160 km from Katy Bandar, which is adjacent to the Pakistan-India border. Hit by thatha. and 160 km from Karachi. Covered a distance of 220 km.
The advisory said that the storm may have onshore wind speeds of 100 to 130 mph, while sea conditions in the northeast Arabian Sea are still rough with waves 10-15 feet high.
Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman said in a Twitter message that Bipper Joy had made landfall in India’s Gujarat, Pakistan was prepared but remained largely unscathed.
He said that the coastal areas of Sindh like Sajawal were submerged due to the rise in sea level, but most of the people were shifted to safer places.
At the same time, he thanked all the partners who contributed to saving human lives.
In a tweet, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said in reference to Cyclone Biper Joy that the storm is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm first and then into a depression (air pressure) by this evening.
In another tweet, the NDMA said that the coastal areas of Thatta, Sajawal, Badin, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, and Umarkot, which are under the possible impact of the cyclone, are likely to receive heavy rains with gusty winds till June 17.
The Meteorological Department also released the rainfall data in the last 24 hours, according to which the highest rainfall was recorded in the Barkhan district of Balochistan with 45 mm and 10 mm in Zhob.
Mithi district of Sindh received 41 mm, Thatta 29 mm, Diplo 29 mm, Nagarparkar and Kaloi 16 mm, and Badin and Shaheed Benazirabad 10 and 10 mm respectively.
سمندری طوفان بپر جوائے نے انڈین گجرات کی ساحلی پٹی پر لینڈ فال مکمل کر لیا ہے، جو کیٹی بندر سے 125 کلومیٹر جنوب-جنوب مغرب میں ہے۔ طوفان پہلے کمزور ہو کر سائیکلونک طوفان اور پھر آج شام تک ڈپریشن میں تبدیل ہو نے کی توقع ہے۔#NEOCNDMAPAK
Source: Windy pic.twitter.com/s09eubpdnr
— NDMA PAKISTAN (@ndmapk) June 16, 2023
The post-cyclone situation in India
— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2023
Cyclone Baparjoy wreaked havoc in Gujarat on Thursday, uprooting trees, damaging several vehicles and houses, killing 2 people and injuring 22. The cyclone descended into low pressure over Rajasthan on Friday evening. It is possible.
Indian news agency ‘Press Trust of India’ quoted an official as reporting that the ‘extremely severe cyclone’ made landfall along the Saurashtra-Kutch coast at 6:30 pm local time. And ended after midnight.
The report said that when Biper Joey hit, destructive winds of 140 km per hour sent seawater into low-lying villages.
Strong winds uprooted hundreds of trees, damaged communication towers, toppled power poles, blew away solid objects, and blew dust, reducing visibility to zero in some areas.
In a report of the Indian broadcasting organization ‘NDTV’, it has been mentioned with reference to the state authorities that the storm accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains has brought down more than 524 trees and electric poles in different places in Gujarat. About 940 villages were affected. The power supply was suspended.
According to the report of the British news agency “Reuters”, in the last few days, the authorities in India and Pakistan had moved more than 180 thousand people to safe places in view of the expected destruction as a result of the conflict. Byper Joy’s.
Bipar Joy, which means ‘disaster’ or ‘disaster’ in Bengali, made landfall near the Jakhau port in Gujarat, which is close to the border with Pakistan, meteorological department officials said.
The India Meteorological Department has issued a very heavy rain warning in Gujarat and neighboring Rajasthan till Friday, while the Pakistan Meteorological Department has said that moderate to heavy rain is likely in Hyderabad, Nooriabad, and Thatta areas.
India Meteorological Department Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said Bipper Joy made landfall at speeds of 105 km/h (65.24 mph) to 115 km/h (71.46 mph) before weakening.