Cyclone Biparjoy is a low-pressure area that is now developing over the Arabian Sea’s Southeast. In the next 48 hours, it is predicted to worsen into a depression.
Cyclone Biparjoy is a low-pressure area that is currently developing over the Arabian Sea’s Southeast. It is anticipated to strengthen into a depression over the next 48 hours and become a cyclonic storm during the next 72 hours. The cyclone’s path is unknown, but it is expected to approach India’s west coast. Cyclone Biparjoy is the season’s first cyclone to form in the Arabian Sea. In India, the monsoon season normally begins in June and lasts until September.
The cyclone is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and high gusts on India’s West Coast. The states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka are predicted to receive the most rain. Strong winds may cause power disruptions and property damage. People in affected areas are encouraged to take precautions and be safe.
How Cyclone Biparjoy got its name?
Bangladesh gave the cyclone the name Biparjoy. Tropical cyclones are named alphabetically by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) based on names submitted by member countries. Bangladesh proposed the name Biparjoy, which translates to “disaster” in Bengali.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is keeping a close eye on the cyclone and will issue alerts if necessary. Residents in coastal areas are warned to prepare for flooding and other cyclone-related effects.
Cyclone Biparjoy could have the following effects:
Damage to property and infrastructure
Cyclone Biparjoy’s possible path
Cyclone Biparjoy is a low-pressure region across the southeast Arabian Sea as of June 6, 2023. It is projected to become a depression on June 8 then a cyclone on June 9. The cyclone is expected to travel north along India’s west coast, making landfall in Gujarat on June 10. The cyclone is predicted to diminish and proceed into Pakistan after making landfall.
Cyclone Biparjoy might take the following path:
June 8: Over the southeast Arabian Sea, a low-pressure area strengthens into a depression.
June 9: Over the east-central Arabian Sea, a depression develops into a cyclone.
June 10: In Gujarat, a cyclone makes landfall.
June 11: The cyclone weakens and makes its way into Pakistan.
How did IMD decide the cyclone was named?
In collaboration with other countries in the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) decides on cyclone names. Each country in the region produces a list of 13 names, which are then rotated according to a set schedule. The names have been chosen to be short, easy to say, and gender-neutral. They are also picked to be culturally sensitive and not offend any particular group of people.
The IMD bases its list of cyclone names on a six-year cycle. Once a name has been used, it is considered retired and cannot be used again.
The following are the current cyclone names for the North Indian Ocean:
Akash (Sri Lanka)
How it will impact the weather, and monsoon in India?
The customary arrival of the southwest monsoon in Kerala on June 1 has been delayed by a low-pressure system in the Arabian Sea, with a standard deviation of roughly seven days. Scientists, however, emphasize that this delay does not necessarily imply that the monsoon would be late in other parts of the country, nor does it alter overall rainfall over the season.
According to the Meteorological Department, the cyclonic storm would have a considerable impact on the monsoon’s development towards the Kerala coast. There is currently no set date for the arrival of the monsoon in Kerala. Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting firm, predicts that it will occur on June 8 or June 9, albeit with a rather gradual and quiet commencement.