Very Strong Cyclonic Storm Strong tropical storm Biparjoy developed over the east-central Arabian Sea and is predicted to make landfall close to the Pakistan-India border. Biparjoy, the second cyclonic storm and third depression of the 2023 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, developed from a depression that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) initially identified on June 6. Deep flaring convection caused the cyclone to gradually lose strength. Biparjoy strengthened to a Category 3-equivalent tropical cyclone and a very dangerous cyclonic storm as it moved faster northeast.
Bangladesh gave the name “Biparjoy” to the project. Calamity or disaster are what it means.
What are the cyclone’s outward signs?
What are a cyclone’s outward signs? When a cyclonic storm is approaching, the clouds start to grow ominous and there is a steady shower of rain, lightning, and thunder.
Now, where is Biparjoy?
155 km/hr. wind speed right now. only 195 km/h. Biparjoy has been moving north-northwestward at 6 km/h (3 knots) over the past six hours from its location 522 kilometers south of Karachi, Pakistan.
Biparjoy in Pakistan
According to officials in both nations, the cyclone, known as Biparjoy, is predicted to make landfall on Thursday afternoon between Mandvi in Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan with maximum sustained wind speeds of 125 to 135 kilometres per hour (78 to 84 miles per hour) and gusts as high as 150 kilometres per hour (93 mph).
What are the PREPAREDNESS Actions DOINGS?
- In order to complete the preparedness plan and send out notifications in response to the approaching storm, district officials are actively collaborating with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). In order to guarantee a prompt reaction and rescue activities, they are also mapping and pre-positioning emergency stocks.
- De-watering equipment will be set up in district headquarters to pump away extra water and lessen the effects of floods in order to address any potential flooding. To aid with the safe relocating of impacted people, the evacuation routes, campgrounds, and anticipated caseload have also been finalized.
- The Sindh PDMA is collaborating closely with the districts to offer the communities affected with the necessary help, like as medical care, food supply, water, sanitation, and shelter support. These actions are intended to meet the urgent needs of those who were affected by the hurricane.
- In Sindh, humanitarian organizations communicate often with the government, and constant preparations are made in case they are required.
IMPACTS PROJECTED AND ESTIMATED
- Thatta, Badin, Sajawal, Tharparkar, Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar Khan, and Tando Mohammad Khan districts are among the regions that could be impacted. Approximately 9,000 houses, or about 55000 individuals, are thought to be directly at risk.
- As the cyclone moves forward and approaches the shore, numerous regions are at a high danger of coastal flooding.
- Low-lying areas may be significantly flooded as a result, endangering coastal towns.
- The storm is anticipated to produce squally and high-intensity winds that could harm loose structures, mud dwellings, buildings that are still being built, trees, and billboards in coastal areas and the surrounding areas. Residents of these locations must take the required security measures to protect their personal safety and property.
- From June 13 to June 17, 2023, it is predicted that districts like Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparkar, and Umerkot would have widespread wind-dust, thunderstorm activity, and significant rainfall. Extremely heavy rain and gusts that gust between 80 and 100 km/h can be expected under these weather conditions. Localized flooding, waterlogging, and disruption of daily life in the affected areas might result from this.
Low-lying coastal areas in Sindh are starting to be evacuated by Pakistani officials.
After Biparjoy, which is currently over the Arabian Sea, intensified on Sunday into an exceptionally severe cyclonic storm, all relevant authorities have been placed on high alert.
As they prepared for the approaching Cyclone Biparjoy, which is expected to bring about heavy rains and thunderstorms in the nation, Pakistani officials began evacuating residents from low-lying coastal districts in the southern Sindh province.