Keti Bandar need evacuation due to Cyclone Biparjoy, but Karachi is safe.
Climate minister Sherry Rehman has stated that evacuations of coastal towns like Keti Bandar are mandatory.
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On Tuesday, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman warned that while VSCS Biparjoy will miss Karachi entirely, it would impact Keti Bandar in the Thatta region.
Expect 110 millimetres of precipitation in Karachi. On the other hand, the senator said during Geo News’s talk show “Aj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Saath” that Thatta, Badin, and Sajawal can get 330 mm of rain.
In addition, she stated, “We have a red alert [in place] till June 18 and will issue a new advisory at 11 or 12 o’clock on the day [the storm is expected to make a landfall].”
caution & calm.
She also tweeted, “Panic is understandable, human nature; but it’s important to move with caution & calm.”
“Evacuations are painful, stressful, and hard to embark on, but we must insist on them in areas where we see #CycloneBiparjoy making landfall.” Evacuations are mandatory for coastal locations such as Keti bandar.
On the same programme, the head meteorologist for the PMD in Sindh, Sardar Sarfaraz, said that the storm had weakened somewhat.
He assured the public that “there is no dangerous situation in Karachi,” as the storm would pass to the south of the city.
He also mentioned that the storm was moving northward.
“It will then move north-east, where it will hit or pass Keti Bandar and Indian Gujarat,” he said, describing the cyclone’s expected path.
According to the city’s top meteorologist, Karachi may have some light to moderate rain today, but the city can expect to see significant precipitation on Thursday and Friday.
New information about Biparjoy
370 km to the south-southwest of Karachi is where the latest report from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM) places Cyclone Biparjoy.
The weather forecast department issued a statement on Wednesday saying that the cyclone over the northeast Arabian Sea had moved north-northeastward over the previous six hours and was located near latitude 21.7°N and longitude 66.4°E, roughly 370 kilometres south-southwest of Karachi, 355 kilometres south-southwest of Thatta, and 290 kilometres south-southwest of Keti Bandar.As of 340 km ago, the cyclone was located south of Karachi.
Around the centre of the system, “maximum sustained surface winds are 150-160 Km/hour gusts 180 Km/hour,” with “sea conditions being phenomenal,” with maximum wave heights of 30 feet.
There are good climatic circumstances (a sea surface temperature of 29-30 degrees Celsius, little vertical wind shear, and upper-level divergence), according to the PDM, which will help the cyclone maintain its power during the forecast period.
By Thursday evening on June 15 (a Thursday), with packing winds of 100-120km/h gusting 140km/h, the Biparjoy had begun to recurve north-northeastward under the present upper-level steering winds. “[The] PMD’s cyclone warning centre, Karachi is continuously monitoring the system and will issue update accordingly,” it said.