The deep depression over the Arabian Sea is intensifying and is expected to transform into a severe cyclonic storm named Biparjoy within the next 24 hours. The storm is projected to make landfall in Pakistan. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings and precautionary measures for coastal areas, highlighting the potential impact of strong winds and heavy rain in isolated regions.
The depression, previously located approximately 1,490 km south of Karachi on Tuesday, June 6, is forecasted to move northwards, heading towards Pakistan. With the storm’s intensification, it poses a significant risk to the coastal areas of Pakistan. The authorities are actively monitoring the situation and have committed to providing timely updates to ensure public safety.
Mumbai, heavily reliant on water reservoirs replenished by monsoon rains, is expected to experience a delay in the onset of the monsoon season due to Cyclone Biparjoy. Meteorological experts suggest a potential delay of one to two days in the arrival of the much-needed rainfall. The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai assures that the situation will be closely monitored, and further assessments will be made once the cyclone moves closer to the coast.