Cyclone Biparjoy: Gujarat’s eight districts receive 2,200 mm rainfall in three days

before the “very severe cyclonic storm” made landfall pepperjoy Gujarat Relief Commissioner Alok Kumar Pandey on Thursday reported that in Kutch district, areas in the cyclone’s path received a total rainfall of 2,248 mm (about 88 inches) in the past three days.

“As the cyclone approaches the coast, wind speed and rainfall intensity will increase. Over the past three days, a total of 2,248 mm of rain has been recorded in 55 talukas of the eight districts, possibly due to the impact of the cyclone. The Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rain warning for the next two days. .

the Gujarat government has shifted Approximately one person inhabits the coastal areas of these eight districts: Junagadh, Kutch, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Gir Somnath, Morbi and Rajkot.

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pepperjoy Landfall is likely between 9 and 10 pm today with winds estimated at 115-125 km/h. As of Thursday morning, 94,427 citizens from eight provinces had been evacuated to safe places in areas that might be affected by the typhoon.”

readiness review

Thursday, Prime Minister Bhupendra Patil held a meeting At the government emergency operations center in Gandhinagar to review preparedness measures.

Considering the potential impact of the storm on the coast of Gujarat, advance preparations have been directed for Banaskantha and Patan districts in north Gujarat, where heavy to very heavy rains are expected on June 16. The administration of the respective area has been instructed accordingly.

IMD Warnings

the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy rain in the next two days for the districts of Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Kutch and parts of Rajkot, Porbandar, Junagadh and Murbi. It also issued a rain warning for the districts of North Gujarat and Central Gujarat including Banaskantha, Patan, Mehsana, Sabarkanha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and Anand.

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In her winds are warningsIMD predicted strong surface winds of 120 to 130 kilometers per hour, gusts of up to 145 kilometers per hour at Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka and Jamnagar, while strong winds of 80 to 120 kilometers per hour will be seen at Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Rajkot, and Porbandar, and Morbi.

As the cyclone moves northeast from Kutch into Rajasthan and weakens as a deep depression into a well-observed low pressure area on June 16 and 17, the IMD predicted rain in the western and southwestern regions of Rajasthan including Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, and Jalore districts due to heavy rainfall. Very heavy to very heavy rain.