The fierce form of the storm started appearing three days ago, high waves rising in Mumbai, alert in Gujarat -aabtak24


Biporjoy Cyclone: The cyclonic storm Biporjoy has now started adopting its fierce form. It has been moving towards the Indian coast since turning into a cyclonic storm on Sunday. It was estimated to reach by June 15, but its effect has already started showing in Gujarat three days ago. Strong winds have started blowing on the coast of Saurashtra and Kutch. Along with Gujarat, high waves have started rising in the sea coast in Maharashtra and Kerala as well. The India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in Gujarat.

The Indian Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert for Gujarat late on Sunday night regarding Cyclone Biparjoy. IMD wrote, Yellow Alert for Saurashtra and Kutch coast. Biparjoy is likely to cross Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi, Pakistan by the afternoon of June 15.

Flight affected in Mumbai

According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, even though it is three days time, its effect is already visible. Strong winds are blowing on the coast of Mumbai on Monday (June 12), due to which high waves from the sea have started hitting the shore. Similar scenes have also emerged from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, whose videos have been released by news agency ANI.

Due to the strong winds and rains in Mumbai since last night, the flight service at the airport has been affected. Many flights have either been canceled or diverted since last night. Now flights are landing and taking off but delays are being seen. 

Evacuation begins from Gujarat coast

Amid cyclone warnings, authorities in Gujarat’s Kutch have started evacuating people from low-lying areas and shifting them to temporary shelters. News agency ANI quoted a Deendayal Port Authority official as saying that six ships have left the port and 11 more will depart on Monday. Port officials and ship owners have also been asked to be vigilant.


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