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Cyclone Biparjoy : Suspension of fishing operations over Arabian Sea

Cyclone Biparjoy : Suspension of fishing operations over Arabian Sea

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Cyclone Biparjoy over Northeast Arabian Sea has moved nearly northwestwards with a speed of 5 kms/hr during past six hours. It lay centered about 290 kilometres southwest of Jakhau Port in Gujarat.

IMD said, It is very likely to move nearly north-northeastwards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi and Karachi near Jakhau Port  by tomorrow evening. A severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of  125-135 kms/hr is gusting to 150 kms/hr.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy falls at isolated places is expected over Kachchh. Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts of Saurashtra and Kutch are also expecting heavy rainfall today. The intensity of rainfall would increase tomorrow.

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Cyclone Biparjoy

Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kms/hr gusting to 85 kilometers per hour are prevailing along Porbandar & Devbhoomi Dwarka coasts. It would become 125-135 kms/hr gusting to 150 km/hr from tomorrow morning for subsequent 12 hours.

Sea condition will be phenomenal over northeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea till tomorrow evening. Might be rough to very rough over adjoining northwest Arabian Sea and rest parts of eastcentral Arabian Sea. Along  Saurashtra and Kutch coasts, sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough till today morning and high to phenomenal thereafter till tomorrow evening.

Cyclone Biparjoy

Storm surge of about 2 to 3 metres above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate the low lying areas of Kachchh. Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagarh and Morbi districts are also under danger. The astronomical tides along these districts could be upto 3 to 6 meters in different places.

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IMD has asked for total suspension of fishing operations over eastcentral, adjoining Westcentral Arabian Sea. Also over northeast Arabian Sea today & tomorrow whilst seeing the intensity of Cyclone Biparjoy. Those out at sea have been advised to return to coast. It has asked for judicious regulation of offshore and onshore activities.


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