Biparjoy may be headed towards Jakhau Port in Gujarat, says IMD 

A very intense hurricane pepperjoy An update from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday morning said it may be eligible to make landfall near the port of Jakhau on the Gulf of Kutch coast in Gujarat in the next three days (around Thursday noon), even as the terrible storm 440 awaits. km over the northeast and adjacent to the middle east of the Arabian Sea.

The coordinates of the site

The coordinates of the storm’s location Monday morning are: 320 km southwest of Porbandar, 360 km south-south-west of Devbhumi Dwarka; 440 km south-south-west of Nalia (all in Gujarat); and 620 km south of Karachi (Pakistan). It will veer to the north-northeast, to cross the Saurashtra-Kutch and adjacent Pakistani coasts between Mandvi and Karachi (Pakistan) near the port of Jackaw.weakened a little, like a very strong storm with winds of 125-135 km / h, gusts up to 150 km / h.

Ports in Gujarat

Jakhau port is located at the westernmost point on the coast of northwest Gujarat, 196 km by road to Gandhidham west and 136 km to Mundra, in the same direction along the coast of the Gulf of Kutch. The port of Jamnagar is 397 km away by road, but much shorter as the crow flies to the south. Bhuj Airport is located just 97 km east of Jakau Port. On Monday, cloud cover from the storm invaded inland areas like Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Nalia, Gandhiham, Jamnagar, Thane, Junagadh, Bhavnagar and Unna.

Also read: Cyclone Piparjoy: Gujarat is deploying NDRF teams in potentially affected areas

Monsoons remain slow

The monsoon continues to move at a slow pace as it prepares to cover more parts of the western coast and its vicinity, as well as the interior parts of Peninsular India. From June 14-20, the US Climate Prediction Center sees it will remain active from Mumbai to Kanyakumari along the coast, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, but it is lacking in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, where it is due. to arrive. It will remain active in the northeastern states.

Two-week horizons

During the subsequent week (June 21-27), it is expected to remain active in Goa, Karnataka and Kerala to Kanyakumari along the coast and adjacent to most of southern Tamil Nadu. To the east, it will be arriving in eastern Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal a week or more behind schedule. According to IMD, higher-than-normal precipitation activity is likely in northeastern and southeastern peninsular India (Tamil Nadu and District); near normal over northeastern India and many parts of northwestern India; But less than usual in the rest of the country.

Pre-monsoon surplus

Before the monsoons (March to May) precipitation was 12 percent above normal for the country as a whole, with massive excesses in northern, northwest and western India. It is said that this did not allow the earth to warm up to the required level and prepare the temperature and pressure gradient for the monsoons to cause a timely onset or propagation inland. Pre-monsoon rainfall was bad only along the west coast, northeastern states, and islands.