The Very Severe Cyclonic System (VSCS) Biparjoy won’t directly impact Karachi, but it will undoubtedly hit Keti Bandar in the Thatta area, according to Minister of Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Tuesday.
There will probably be 110 mm of rain in Karachi. On the other hand, the senator stated on a private news channel talk show that Thatta, Badin, and Sajawal are anticipated to receive 330 mm of rain.
She further added, “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].”
In a tweet separately, she said: “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 see #CycloneBiparjoy making landfall. For Coastal areas like Keti bandar evacuations are not optional.”
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 see #CycloneBiparjoy making landfall. For Coastal areas like Keti bandar evacuations are not… pic.twitter.com/C5qpoYS06Y
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) June 13, 2023
Sardar Sarfaraz, the chief meteorologist for Sindh at Pakistan Meteorologist Department (PMD), stated that the storm’s strength had slightly lessened throughout the same talk show.
“There is no dangerous situation in Karachi, the cyclone will exit from the city’s south,” he said.
Additionally, he said that the storm was moving to the north.
“It will then move north-east, where it will hit or pass Keti Bandar and Indian Gujarat,” he said, commenting on the cyclone’s trajectory.
The city of Karachi may have light to moderate rain today, but severe rain is likely on Thursday and Friday, according to the city’s chief meteorologist.
Newest Information on Biparjoy
According to the most recent PMD report, the cyclone travelled further north-northwestward during the course of the last six hours, and it is currently located close to latitude 21.8°N and longitude 66.4°E, about 350 km south of Karachi, 360 km south of Thatta, and 300 km southwest of Keti Bandar.
“Under the existing upper-level steering winds, the VSCS “BIPARJOY” is most likely to track further Northward until 14 June morning, then recurve Northeastward and cross between Keti Bandar (Southeast Sindh) and Indian Gujarat coast on 15 June afternoon/evening as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) with packing winds of 100-120 Km/hour gusting 140 km/hour,” the PMD advisory stated.
To read our latest blog on “Today in Karachi, rain and dust storm expected at 25miles/hr,” click here.