Cyclone Biparjoy: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that a very severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Biparjoy, is likely to move northward and reach near Pakistan and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch coasts as a very severe cyclonic storm on June 15.
The IMD has also tweeted about the cyclone’s current position and the estimated time of landfall. Furthermore, the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has issued a ‘red alert’ due to the intensity of the storm.
Movement and Intensification: Cyclone Biparjoy
The very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy moved northwards at a speed of 5 kmph. It is likely to become an extremely severe cyclonic storm in the next 6 hours, according to IMD. It is estimated to reach near Pakistan and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch coasts around the afternoon of 15th June 2023 as a very severe cyclonic storm.
The Karachi Port Trust has issued ’emergency guidelines’ for the security of ships and port facilities due to VSCS “Biparjoy.” It has also issued two emergency frequencies for contacting ships. Furthermore, the movement of cargo ships will be suspended if the wind speed is above 35 nautical miles.
Additionally, the double-bunking of ships at the Karachi International Container Terminal has been banned. The Karachi administration has also imposed a ban on fishing, sailing, swimming, and bathing at seas under Section 144 due to the threat from the storm.
cyclone Biparjoy is expected to reach Pakistan and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch coasts on 15th June as a very severe cyclonic storm. Therefore, the authorities have taken necessary safety measures to protect ships and port facilities.