Cyclone Biparjoy

Cyclone Biparjoy expected to make landfall in India and Pakistan on 15 June. Powerful winds, storm surges, and lashing rains were forecast to hammer a 325-kilometer stretch of coast between Mandvi in Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan.

Why the name Biparjoy?

Pronounced as ‘Biporjoy’, this Bangla name recommended by Bangladesh means ‘disaster’. The practise of giving cyclones' names makes it easier to identify and monitor them, which improves preparation and communication during severe weather events.

Most Affected Regions

Maximum sustained winds of 125–135 kmph, poses a serious threat to the Gujarat coast. There will be severe winds in the Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra coast regions.

Extreme Damaging Potential

Biparjoy may cause extensive damage and it is likely to impact Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, and Jamnagar districts of Gujarat the most.

Gujarat Preparedness

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, reviewed the state of preparation for Cyclone Biparjoy. According to the authorities, over 37,800 residents in eight Gujarati districts who live near the sea have already been evacuated.