Alert! Cyclone Biparjoy Approaches Sindh
Attention everyone Cyclone Biparjoy! Please be prepared for an important announcement. The National Disaster and Management Authority (NDMA) has issued an urgent alert regarding Cyclone Biparjoy, which is rapidly intensifying and heading towards the coast of Sindh.
This cyclone has now escalated to an extremely severe cyclonic storm and is expected to make landfall on Tuesday, June 12, 2023.
The NDMA has advised extreme caution as Cyclone Biparjoy may further strengthen in the next 24 hours, posing a significant risk to the southern and southeastern parts of Sindh. This cyclone brings with it strong winds, heavy rainfall, and the potential for coastal regions to experience flooding.
Please take necessary precautions and stay tuned to official updates from the NDMA and relevant authorities for the latest information on Cyclone Biparjoy.
Your safety and well-being are of utmost importance, so please follow all instructions and guidelines provided by the authorities to ensure your safety during this severe weather event.
Multiple authorities are on high alert to tackle the impending crisis caused by the approaching extremely severe cyclonic storm named “Biparjoy.”
According to the latest update from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Cyclone Biparjoy has been moving northward in the past 12 hours. Its current position is approximately 690km south of Karachi, 670km south of Thatta, and 720km southeast of Ormara, at Latitude 18.7°N and Longitude 67.8°E.
Hold on tight, as the cyclone’s maximum sustained surface winds are raging at 180-200 km/h, with gusts reaching up to 220 km/h near the center. The sea conditions around the storm are extremely dangerous, with colossal waves reaching heights of 35-40 feet.
The PMD reports that the environmental conditions are favorable for the cyclone’s strength. Warm sea surface temperatures ranging from 30-32°C, along with low vertical wind shear and upper-level divergence, contribute to its persistence.
Based on the prevailing upper-level steering winds, the PMD predicts that Cyclone Biparjoy will continue its northward movement until the morning of June 14. Afterwards, it is expected to take a sharp northeast turn and make landfall between Keti Bandar (Southeast Sindh) and the Indian Gujarat coast on the afternoon of June 15, transforming into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS).
Rest assured, the cyclone warning center in Karachi, operated by the PMD, is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates on any changes.
So, what can we expect from this powerful cyclone? Prepare for significant impacts as Cyclone Biparjoy approaches the southeastern coast of Sindh. Widespread wind-dust, thunderstorms, and heavy rainfall are expected. Some areas may experience extremely heavy downpours and squally winds ranging from 80-100 km/h. Residents of Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparker, and Umerkot districts should brace themselves for these conditions from June 13 to June 17.
For Karachi, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, and Mirpurkhas districts, anticipate dust-thunderstorm showers with a few heavy falls and squally winds ranging from 60-80 km/h between June 13/14 and June 16.
Pay close attention to vulnerable structures, as the strong winds may cause damage, particularly to kutcha houses.
Those near the landfall point should expect a storm surge of 3-3.5 meters (8-12 feet) around Keti Bandar and its surroundings. It is advised to stay away from the open sea until the system subsides by June 17. The Arabian Sea conditions are expected to become extremely rough with high tides along the coast.
Stay safe, stay prepared, and let’s face this storm together!