Cyclone Biparjoy: On June 16, severe to extremely heavy rainfall is expected in four districts of West Rajasthan.
Live updates on Cyclone Biparjoy in Gujarat: On Thursday afternoon, it is expected to make landfall between Kutch and Karachi, Pakistan.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a Red alert as a cyclone warning for the Saurashtra and Kutch beaches this morning as Cyclone Biparjoy deteriorated further to a very strong cyclonic storm over the northeast Arabian Sea.
With Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ likely to impact various regions of the nation on Tuesday, Union and State ministers assessed preparations at various levels.
On Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inspected cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ preparations in the national capital and instructed all stakeholders and police to guarantee ‘zero fatalities’ and minimise potential damage.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and MPs from the state’s eight most probable cyclone-affected districts virtually participated in the meeting.
Cyclone Biparjoy, a “very severe cyclonic storm,” is forecast to make landfall on the Gujarat coast on June 15.
The International Meteorological Department (IMD) has been providing daily updates on the cyclonic storm that is raging across the Arabian Sea.
Here are the LIVE updates on Cyclone Biparjoy:
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday talked to the three service chiefs and reviewed the preparedness of the armed forces to deal with the effects of cyclone ‘Biparjoy’.
After evaluating the preparations, Mr Singh stated that the military forces are ready to help civil authorities in dealing with any scenario or eventuality that may develop as a result of the storm.
Cyclone Biparjoy is making its way towards the Gujarat shore.
As Cyclone Biparjoy approaches the Gujarat coast, areas of the Saurashtra-Kutch region get severe rain.
As Cyclone Biparjoy approached the Gujarat coast, the Met department reported heavy rainfall and high gusts in sections of the Saurashtra-Kutch area on Wednesday.
The State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said in a release that 54 talukas in Saurashtra and Kutch districts got more than 10 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning.
Rainfall was heavier in Devbhumi Dwarka, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar, and Junagadh districts.
The SEOC reported that Khambhaliya taluka in Devbhumi Dwarka district had the most rain during this time, with 121 mm, followed by Dwarka (92 mm) and Kalyanpur (70 mm).
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated in a bulletin that when the cyclone reaches the Gujarat coast on June 15, the intensity of rainfall will rise, with isolated areas in the districts of Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, and Jamnagar likely to see exceptionally heavy rains.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited hospitals in Kutch, Gujarat, to inquire about the availability of oxygen, ventilators, and critical care beds. He also inspected the measures taken to ensure health facilities that may be required during the storm.
According to CPRO Western Railway, 69 trains have been cancelled, 33 have been short-terminated, and 27 have been short-originated as a precautionary measure due to Cyclone Biparjoy.