15 Jun 2023

Biparjoy: 3 Injured In Tree Fall In Dwarka, Heavy Rainfall To Continue Along Coastal Area; Cyclone To Give Rains Over Northwest India


At least three people were injured in incidents of trees falling in Gujarat's Devbhoomi Dwarka district as cyclone Biparjoy made landfall with destructive wind speed and incessant rains on Kutch coast on Thursday evening, officials said.

Many trees and electricity poles were uprooted near Jakhau and Mandvi towns in Kutch district while tin sheets used in house construction were blown away.

Until 7 pm there had been no report of death, said Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi.

"Three persons have sustained injuries in Devbhoomi Dwarka district due to treefall and are being treated. Teams of Gujarat police, NDRF and Army are working in different parts of Dwarka to remove uprooted trees and electricity poles," he added.

The landfall process of the cyclone started at 4.30 pm and will be completely by midnight, the India meteorological department (IMD) said.

Dwarka, Okha, Naliya, Bhuj, Porbandar and Kandla along the Gujarat coast received heavy rainfall since Thursday morning. The coastal area witnessed strong winds of up to 50 kmph, the IMD said.

The state administration said till Thursday evening it had shifted over 94,000 persons living in eight coastal districts to temporary shelters. 


Biparjoy to give rains over Northwest India


Skymet said after the landfall, the cyclone will start degenerating and may reach a depression stage over southwest Rajasthan on June 16. There will be heavy to very heavy rain over the Kutch region of Gujarat, southeast Sindh of Pakistan as well as over southwest and western parts of Rajasthan between the evening of June 15 and 16.

This weather system will keep moving in the northeast direction and may reach Northeast Rajasthan as a low-pressure area on May 18. Many parts of Rajasthan will receive light to moderate rain with a few heavy spells on June 17 and 18.

Parts of Punjab Haryana, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh may receive scattered light to moderate rain with one or two intense spells between June 18 and 20. This rain will be due to the combined impact of the Western disturbance and the remnants of cyclone Biparjoy.

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