Cyclone Biparjoy / Cyclone 'Biparjoy' moving slowly, possibility of severe storm in few hours, IMD alert issued

Zoom News : Jun 07, 2023, 08:44 AM
Cyclone Biparjoy: The cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea is slowly moving towards the coastal areas of the country. The storm is likely to intensify further in the next 6 hours. According to the information received from the Meteorological Department, till late night, the storm was concentrated in the Arabian Sea, about 900 km from the Goa coast. The cyclonic storm centered over east-central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea is moving slowly. According to the Meteorological Department, it is likely to move almost northwards and gradually turn into a very severe cyclonic storm.

Very high waves expected in the sea

Due to Cyclone Biparajoy, very high sea waves are expected along and off Kerala-Karnataka coast and Lakshadweep-Maldives along Konkan-Goa-Maharashtra coast from June 8 to 10. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Earlier on Monday, the Meteorological Department had said that the formation of a low pressure area over the southeast Arabian Sea and its deepening could seriously affect the arrival of monsoon towards the Kerala coast. However, the Meteorological Department did not give a possible date for the arrival of monsoon in Kerala.

Cyclone can affect monsoon

Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency, said that the monsoon may hit Kerala on June 8 or 9, but there is a possibility of light rain during this period. It was told by 'Skymet Weather' that this change in the weather in the Arabian Sea can affect the arrival of monsoon in the interior areas. Under its influence, the monsoon can reach the coastal areas but it will struggle to move beyond the Western Ghats.

Monsoon arrival forecast on June 7

Skymet had earlier forecast the onset of monsoon over Kerala on June 7 and it could be three days earlier or later. Skymet had said, 'The southwest monsoon is likely to make an onset within this time period. Monsoon is considered to have started when Lakshadweep, Kerala and Coastal Karnataka receive prescribed rainfall on two consecutive days. Accordingly, the spread and intensity of rainfall may match these requirements on June 8 or June 9. However, the onset of monsoon may not be vigorous.

Monsoon will advance after the cyclone weakens

DS Pai, senior scientist at IMD, said Kerala received good rains on Monday as well and conditions are favorable for the onset of monsoon in the next two to three days. Pai said that due to the cyclonic storm and the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, there will be rain in the southern peninsula. He said that after the weakening of the cyclone, the monsoon will advance from the southern peninsula.