The IMD has not yet anticipated any significant influence on Arabian Sea countries such as India, Oman, Iran, and Pakistan.
Cyclone ‘Biparjoy,’ the first storm to form in the Arabian Sea this year, is now located approximately 860 km west-southwest of Goa. It is currently a Category 4 storm that is projected to worsen over the next 48 hours.
The following are the top ten updates to this story:
- According to forecasters, the storm has been “rapidly intensifying,” ascending from a cyclonic circulation to a strong cyclonic storm in just 48 hours, defying earlier expectations.
- The cyclonic storm is currently over the east-central Arabian Sea and is expected to move north-northwestward, according to an IMD statement. The cyclone’s windspeed is currently between 135 and 145 km per hour.
- The system’s atmospheric characteristics and cloud mass indicate that it will remain a very severe cyclone until June 12.
- Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ is expected to wreak havoc on the beaches of Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. The Gujarat administration has stated that it is adequately equipped to deal with any natural disasters that may occur. Fishermen are urged not to venture into such cyclone-hit parts of the Arabian Sea, and those who are already at sea are encouraged to return to shore, according to the IMD.
- The IMD has not yet anticipated any significant influence on Arabian Sea countries such as India, Oman, Iran, and Pakistan.
- The southwest monsoon has finally arrived in Kerala after a week’s delay, according to the IMD. Meteorologists said Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ was influencing monsoon severity and that its arrival over Kerala will be “mild.”
- Despite the developing El Nino conditions, the IMD predicts that India will get normal rainfall throughout the southwest monsoon season.
- Climate change is causing cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea to strengthen faster and last longer, according to scientists.
- According to a study titled ‘Changing status of tropical cyclones across the north Indian Ocean,’ the frequency, length, and severity of cyclones in the Arabian Sea have increased by around 20% in the post-monsoon season and 40% in the pre-monsoon period.
- The number of cyclones in the Arabian Sea has increased by 52%, while extremely powerful cyclones have increased by 150%.