Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a high-level meeting today (June 12) in response to the intensification of Cyclone Biparjoy, which has developed into an “extremely severe cyclonic storm.” The cyclone is predicted to make landfall between Gujarat’s Kutch region in India and Karachi in Pakistan on Thursday. Here are the top updates on Cyclone Biparjoy, as the weather office issues alerts and coastal regions brace for its impact.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cyclone alert for the Saurashtra and Kutch coasts in Gujarat. The IMD has stated that sea conditions in these areas will likely remain “rough to very rough” until Wednesday, escalating to “very rough to high” on Thursday.
The districts of Kutch, Jamnagar, Morbi, Gir Somnath, Porbandar, and Devbhumi Dwarka in Gujarat are expected to be heavily impacted by the cyclone, with predictions of intense rainfall and wind speeds reaching up to 150 kmph from June 13 to 15.