How exactly will cyclone Biparjoy influence the weather in Karachi?
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has stated that cloudbursts are likely to occur in Karachi as a result of the effects of Cyclone Biparjoy.As a result of the effects of tropical storm Biparjoy, which is currently located in the Arabian Sea around 600 kilometres away from the port city of Karachi, a cloud burst is anticipated to occur in Karachi.An exceptional situation has developed in the province of Sindh as the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) moves closer to the coastal parts of the Sindh side of the province. Authorities are on high alert to deal with any potential emergency situations that may arise.
On June 15, Tropical Storm Biparjoy is forecast to make landfall on the southern coast of Sindh along the border region of Pakistan and India, bringing with it heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the regions that would be impacted by its presence.Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh, stated on Monday that a cloudburst might occur in the port city when the cyclonic storm Biparjoy strikes the coast of Sindh because it was in the zone of impact of the storm.The threat posed by the cyclone that is approaching the southeastern coast of the country has caused an unprecedented situation to develop in the province. The storm is advancing towards the southeasterly coast of the country.
The tropical cyclone that is currently located in the Arabian Sea at a distance of 600 kilometres from Karachi and 580 kilometres south of Thatta and will pass somewhere between Keti Bandar, Sindh and Gujarat (India) on June 15 is experiencing an exceptionally severe level of strength.Even though Karachi is not under any immediate danger, the Meteorological Department has predicted that the city would see strong wind storms and heavy rain from June 13 to June 17.The path of the storm is shifting, so it will not directly reach Karachi, but the city should prepare for heavy rain and wind. According to the projections made by the relevant authorities, Karachi could receive up to 60 mm of precipitation during the next half an hour.
Chief Minister Shah
During a news conference held on Monday in Karachi, Chief Minister Shah predicted that a cloudburst with the same level of severity as the one that occurred in 2022 would take place.Earlier, while appearing on the programme “Naya Pakistan” on Geo News, Sindh Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz stated that the strength of the Biparjoy storm has not diminished and that gusts of up to 180 to 200 kilometres per hour are blowing towards the storm’s heart.When questioned about the potential consequences that a cyclonic storm could have on the coastal areas, Sarfaraz responded that the impacts on the weather could include high gusty winds and downpours. This was in response to the question.According to him, the sea around Karachi will be turbulent and have high tides, but the impact won’t be as severe as it would be in the places from which the storm will pass.
On the other hand, due to the strength of the cyclonic circulation, Karachi and other nearby cities such as Hyderabad, Nawabshah, and Sanghar are anticipated to see significant rainfall for the next three to four days.In addition to this, the port city may have dust storms and severe winds on June 14 and 15, with speeds reaching up to 70 to 80 kilometres per hour (43 to 50 miles per hour).In the meantime, a meteorologist named Jawad Memon told Geo.tv that although Karachi was not in any immediate danger from the cyclone, the port city will still feel the repercussions of the storm because of the storm’s strength.He stated that the heavy rains should start sometime tonight, and that the frequency of the heavy rains as well as the speed of the winds should rise as the distance becomes shorter.