Cyclone Biparjoy’s Enormous 50 Km Wide Eye to Hit Coastline at Midnight

Ahmedabad: Cyclone Biparjoy which began its landfall process at around 6:45 PM in Gujarat’s Jakhau Port, has been described by a top official today as having an eye diameter of approximately 50 km.

The Director General of the India Meteorological Department, Mrutunjay Mohapatra, issued a warning about the cyclone, highlighting the potential for heavy rainfall.

The landfall process has already commenced in the coastal districts of Saurashtra and Kutch, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rainfall. Dr Mohapatra emphasized that these conditions would gradually intensify, with heavy to extremely heavy rainfall anticipated. The cyclone, currently approaching the Saurashtra and Kutch coasts, is characterized by wind speeds of 115-125 kmph, reaching gusts of up to 140 kmph. The anticipated landfall location is near Jakhau port, situated between Mandvi and Pakistan’s Karachi.

The cyclone is presently moving at a speed of 15 kmph, and the landfall process is expected to continue until midnight, according to Dr Mohapatra. He cautioned that once the eyewall of the cyclone reaches the land, there will be a period of heavy rainfall and strong winds, followed by a temporary lull. However, he stressed that this should not be mistaken as the end of the cyclone, as the rear end of the eye will bring another round of heavy rain. Dr Mohapatra advised the public to refrain from venturing outside until an official announcement is made.

Precautionary measures have been taken, with nearly one lakh people relocated to cyclone shelters, and disaster response teams are on standby to respond to any emergencies.

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