Cyclone Biporjoy in West Bengal, Kolkata : Cyclone Biporjoy, the second named storm of the 2023 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, is rapidly gaining strength in the Arabian Sea. As meteorologists closely monitor its progress, concerns arise regarding its potential impact on the coastal regions. With its intensity increasing, residents and authorities are urged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.
As, the Cyclone Biporjoy is formed in Arabian Sea so there will be no direct impact on West Bengal. The main impact is arising in the coastal region of North India Ocean.
Cyclone Biporjoy’s Impact in West Bengal
Cyclone Biporjoy has rapidly intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, with sustained winds reaching significant speeds. This intensification raises concerns about the potential impact it may have on the coastal areas it encounters. While the precise path of the cyclone is still uncertain, precautionary measures are essential to mitigate risks and minimize potential damage.
Meteorological experts confirms that Cyclone Biporjoy is not going to hit West Bengal. As the cyclone formed in the Arabian Sea so West Bengal is fully safe from Cyclone Biparjoy.
However, the Meteorological Department reported that as of 8:30 am, the low-pressure area was approximately 950 km southwest of Goa, 1,100 km south-southwest of Mumbai, 1,190 km south of Porbandar, and 1,490 km south of Karachi in Pakistan. Over the next 24 hours, the depression is likely to move northwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Arabian Sea and the adjoining southeast Arabian Sea.
Cyclone Expected to Escalate
According to the Meteorological Department, the cyclonic storm is projected to transform into a severe cyclonic storm by Thursday morning (June 8) and reach a severe form by Friday evening (June 9).
Its direct impact will be felt along the coasts of Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, and the Maldives. Additionally, there is a potential for very high waves in the sea from June 8 to 10 along the Konkan-Goa-Maharashtra coast. As a precautionary measure, fishermen currently at sea have been advised to return to the coast.
Monsoon Arrival in Kerala Uncertain
On Monday (June 5), the IMD stated that the formation of a low-pressure area in the southeast Arabian Sea, expected to intensify in the following two days, could significantly affect the onset of the monsoon on the Kerala coast.
However, the exact date for the monsoon’s arrival in Kerala has not been specified. Meanwhile, ‘Skymet Weather’ forecasts that the monsoon may arrive in Kerala on either the 8th or 9th, albeit with light rainfall.
Cyclone Biporjoy’s intensification in the Arabian Sea poses a significant weather threat to coastal regions. While West Bengal may not escape a hit.