Biparjoy slams Gujarat coast, weakens only a round as severe cyclone after five hours

More than five hours after completing a complex touchdown near the port of Jakau in Gujarat by midnight Tuesday, the formerly severe cyclone pepperjoy It only weakened by one tour and hovered over the Saurashtra-Kutch coast like a fierce hurricane with winds of 85-95 km/h, gusts of up to 105 km/h.

the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) It is located 70 km east-north-east of the port of Jakau and 50 km northeast of Nalia early Friday morning. It may move to the northeast and gradually weaken into a cyclone over Saurashtra and Kutch around noon, and then into a deep depression in the evening.

Heavy rain forecast

Light to moderate rain was forecast in most places over Saurashtra, Kutch and north Gujarat on Friday and over southern Rajasthan and north Gujarat on Saturday, with heavy to very heavy rain in isolated places. Strong winds, with a speed of 55 to 65 km / h, with a speed of 75 km / h, prevailed over the northeastern Arabian Sea, and strong winds with a speed of 40-50 km / h, reaching a speed of 60 km / h, by noon on Friday.

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More advances in monsoon

The northern monsoon boundary has been stuck for about a week along Ratnagiri, Koppal, Puttaparthi, Shriharikota, Malda and Vorpsganj. IMD said conditions became favorable for further advances over some other parts of the southern peninsula, which is almost like a second start to the monsoon, as well as eastern India and adjoining areas during the three days from Sunday.

RMSI revises loss estimates

after a day Made by Biparjoy Landfall, a geospatial technology solutions provider RMSI revised the overall economic impact on Gujarat up by Rs 1,000 crore from Rs 830 crore a day earlier. The updated analysis takes into account both structural and content losses for a comprehensive assessment. The storm will have a significant impact on the coastal areas of Gujarat. Port, logistics and oil and gas companies suspended operations in Mundra and Kandla as the cyclone touched down, after red alerts were issued in seven districts. The potential loss for the solar park installations alone would be around Rs 100 crore.

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Damage to infrastructure

said Pushpendra Johari, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, RMSI pepperjoy It is likely to have a severe impact on Gujarat, with the total economic impact being around Rs 1,000 crore. “It will affect solar power plants greatly. At least three major ports have been affected by the high winds and floods caused by the cyclones, with Jaco being the hardest hit due to its proximity to the storm making landfall,” Johari added.