Cyclone Biparjoy: when it will hit India and Pakistan, and map of … – Reuters

[1/8]People watch as waves hit Mandvi Beach before the arrival of cyclone Biparjoy in the western state of Gujarat, India, June 15, 2023. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo
NEW DELHI, June 15 (Reuters) – A powerful cyclone, named Biparjoy, is inching closer to India and Pakistan. Here are key details regarding its landfall and the preventive measures being taken by both countries to minimise damage it may cause to life and property.
The 'very severe cyclonic storm' developing over the northeast Arabian Sea is expected to make landfall between Mandvi in India's western state of Gujarat and Karachi in southern Pakistan by Thursday evening.
The cyclone is expected to have maximum sustained wind speeds of between 115-125 km (71-78 miles) per hour, gusting up to 140 km (87 miles) per hour.
According to India's weather office, the storm, on Thursday morning, lay centred about 180 km (112 miles) west-southwest of Gujarat's Jakhau Port and 270 km (168 miles) south-southwest of Karachi.
Seven people have died in India so far due to mishaps stemming from extreme weather conditions caused by the cyclone, including rough seas and wall collapses.
India: About 75,000 people have been evacuated from vulnerable coastal communities in Gujarat so far.
Pakistan: About 62,000 people were evacuated from high risk areas until Wednesday evening.
Fishing has been suspended in Gujarat and fishermen at sea have been called back.
Schools in the state have been closed.
Operations at most oil rigs and ports have been suspended.
A total of 67 trains have been cancelled.
People have been banned from using the beaches in the state.
Cumulatively, 30 teams of the national and state disaster response forces have been deployed.
Ships and boats have been moved from some areas of the country's coast.
Hospitals have been put on high alert.
Auditoriums in schools and other government buildings have been converted into relief camps to shelter displaced people.
Emergency measures are being taken in the port city of Karachi, which is expected to be battered by winds and rain.
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
More expert organizations should take part in reviewing Japan's plan to release Fukushima wastewater into the sea in addition to the U.N nuclear watchdog, South Korean opposition lawmakers said on Wednesday while visiting Japan.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Reuters provides business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.
Build the strongest argument relying on authoritative content, attorney-editor expertise, and industry defining technology.
The most comprehensive solution to manage all your complex and ever-expanding tax and compliance needs.
The industry leader for online information for tax, accounting and finance professionals.
Access unmatched financial data, news and content in a highly-customised workflow experience on desktop, web and mobile.
Browse an unrivalled portfolio of real-time and historical market data and insights from worldwide sources and experts.
Screen for heightened risk individual and entities globally to help uncover hidden risks in business relationships and human networks.
All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays.
© 2023 Reuters. All rights reserved


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top