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Cyclone Biparjoy Turns Into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm – 10  Points To Know

On Sunday, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Biparjoy became an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm. However, according to the current forecast, it may not reach Gujarat, said an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official on Saturday. According to the IMD’s most recent forecast, the cyclone will move north-northeastwards gradually over the next 24 hours before moving north-northwestwards over the next three days.

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Why In The News?

  • The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Biparjoy Turned Into An Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm On Sunday. However, It May Not Hit Gujarat As Per The Current Forecast, Said An India Meteorological Department (IMD) Official On Saturday.
  • In Its Latest Forecast, The IMD Said The Cyclone Will Move North-Northeastwards Gradually During The Next 24 Hours, Before Moving North-north-westward During The Subsequent Three Days.
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Cyclone Biparjoy: Key Highlights

  • Cyclone Biparjoy Is Very Likely To Move Nearly Northwards And Cross Saurashtra And Kutch And Adjoining Pakistan Coasts On June 15, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
  • Gujarat Will Witness Thunderstorm Activity During The Next Five Days With Wind Speed Remaining High.
  • Sea Conditions Along And Off Saurashtra And Kutch Coasts Will Likely Remain “Rough To Very Rough” Till Wednesday, And Very Rough To High On Thursday, The IMD Said.
  • Tithal Beach, A Popular Tourist Destination In Gujarat’s Valsad On The Arabian Sea Coast, Has Been Temporarily Closed To Tourists Due To High Waves And Strong Winds.
  • The IMD Has Advised Fishermen Not To Venture Into The Seas Off The Coast Of Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, And Lakshadweep.
  • For The Past Week, All Coastal Establishments Of The Indian Coast Guard Have Been Holding Regular Community Interactions With Fishermen And Taking Adequate Precautions As The Tropical Storm Brews Over The Arabian Sea.
  • “The State Governments Are Advised To Keep A Close Watch, Monitor The Situation In Their Areas Regularly And Take Appropriate Precautionary Measures. District Authorities Are Advised Accordingly,” The IMD Said.
  • In Accordance With International Maritime Law, Ports Are Required To Hoist Signals To Alert Vessels Of Impending Adverse Weather Conditions. This Is Done To Ensure The Safety Of Maritime Activities And To Protect Vessels And Their Crews.
  • The Pakistan Government Has Also Advised Authorities In Sindh And Balochistan To Remain Alert. Rain Accompanied By Thunder Is Expected On The Coasts Of Sindh And Makran From The Night Of June 13, Said Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
  • The Cyclone Was Named Biparjoy By Bangladesh. The Name Means “Disaster” Or “Calamity” In Bengali.

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