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Cyclone Biparjoy update : 200 kms away from Gujarat coast

Rain forecast for next 3 hours in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar. due to effect of Cyclone Biparjoy along Gujarat coast,with only a few hours left for this cyclone to hit the coast of Gujarat, its landfall time has changed. As per latest bulletin of Weather Agency, Biparjoy is 180 km away from Jakhou port as of 5.30 am. It is quite likely to cross the coastal areas of Saurashtra-Kutch by evening and hit around Mandvi and Jakhou port this evening.

Impact of the cyclone, however, could be felt across the entire state. The Meteorological Department has predicted where it will rain for the next 3 hours.

As per Meteorological department scattered rain with thunder in Gandhinagar, Mehsana Jamnagar Dwarka Porbandar Kutch is likely to fall in next 3 hours. Rain may occur in many districts of Gujarat. Banaskantha,Patan, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Kheda ,Ahmedabad, Anand Panchmahal, Dahod ,Mahisagar ,Vadodara, Chhota Udepur, Narmada, Bharuch, Surat, Dang Tapi, Navsari, Valsad, Daman, Dadranagar, Haveli, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Morbi ,Gir Somnath, Botad and Diu as forecasted.

Under bridge closed in Ahmedabad, city traffic police has also been alerted due to the fear of the cyclone. As far as forecast of heavy rain in Ahmedabad, the traffic police has informed that the under bridge will be closed for the safety reason. Local people have been instructed not to use the under bridge.
Now know when Jakhou will strike near. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility that this storm will hit near Jakhou port. Severe rain will fall today. It will rain for three days. Strong wind will blow today. There will be rain with strong winds in Kutch. The circumference of this destructive storm can be 500 kms. Jamnagar, Kutch, Dwarka will be more affected. The eye of the storm will have a circumference of 50 to 60 kms.

Cyclone Biparjoy is less than 200 kms from Gujarat coast; 74,000 people evacuated living in vulnerable areas

According to IMD, Biparjoy is expected to make landfall near Jakhau port as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ with maximum wind speed reaching up to 150 kilometres per hour.Cyclone Biparjoy is less than 200 kilometres from the Gujarat coast and its impending landfall on Thursday evening, along with the anticipated heavy rain and storm surge, have led to the evacuation of 74,000 people living in vulnerable areas, authorities have said.
The administration has evacuated people from nearly 120 villages located between zero and 10 km from the seashore in Kutch district.
As per IMD India Meteorological Department, Biparjoy cyclone is expected to make landfall near Jakhau port as a “very severe cyclonic storm” with maximum wind speed reaching up to 150 kilometres per hour.
The IMD said that the intensity of rainfall will increase as the powerful weather system approaches the coast, with isolated places in Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka and Jamnagar districts likely to witness extremely heavy rainfall.
Gujarat health minister Rushikesh Patel said 72 villages are located between zero and 5 km from the coast in the Kutch district, while another 48 sit between 5 km and 10 km from the shore.“We have evacuated around 40,000 people from these coastal villages,” the minister said.
So far 74,345 people have been moved to temporary shelters in eight coastal districts of Kutch, Jamnagar, Morbi, Rajkot, Devbhumi Dwarka, Junagadh, Porbandar and Gir Somnath, the government has said.
As per the government, 15 teams of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), 12 teams of SDRF (State Disaster Response Force), 115 teams of state road and building department, and 397 teams of the state electricity department have been deployed in different coastal districts.
Apart from local administration and police, four teams of NDRF and five teams of SDRF, Army, Coast Guard and BSF (Border Security Force) are on standby for rescue and relief post-cyclone, he said.
“Elaborate arrangements have been made by us for post-cyclone work like restoration of electricity infrastructure, mobile networks and other infrastructure,” he said.
Meanwhile, the famous Dwarkadhish temple in Devbhumi Dwarka and Somnath temple in Gir Somnath district will remain closed on Thursday for devotees and visitors, said an official release.
A storm surge of about 2-3 metres above the astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying areas of the districts that are likely to be affected due to the landfall. The tides could rise up to 3-6 metres in some places, the IMD has said.
This will be the second cyclone to hit the state in two years after ‘Tauktae’ in May 2021.
The Western Railway has said that 76 trains have been cancelled, 36 short-terminated and 31 short-originated as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of passengers and train operations. as per source

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