Biparjoy, a very severe cyclone storm over the eastern Arabian Sea, has intensified into an Extremely Very Severe Cyclonic Storm in the last six hours while moving at a speed of 9 kmph.
According to a warning issued by the India Meteorological Department on Sunday, Biparjoy, a very strong cyclone with wind speeds of 125–135 kmph with gusts to 150 kmph, is projected to approach the shores of Saurashtra, Kutch, and neighbouring Pakistan around noon on June 15.
“This cyclone underwent fast intensification once more—the second time in its lifetime—intensifying by 75 kmph to reach a peak intensity of 195 kmph. After storm Tauktae, Biparjoy is the second-strongest in the Arabian Sea (across all months), according to Vineet Kumar Singh, a researcher at the Typhoon Research Centre at Jeju National University.
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Higher strength cyclone in Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal:
Additionally, the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal each saw a category 3 or higher strength storm during the same pre-monsoon season for just the second time in the history of the north Indian Ocean. It happened only once, in 2019,” he continued.
Due to Biparjoy’s delayed progress, weak monsoon conditions were predicted for the interior of the country until at least mid-June. The IMD’s long-range forecast, which was announced on Thursday, indicated that rains will increase in the final week of June and fall across interior regions of the nation from June 30 to July 6. As predicted by IMD, rain has not yet begun in the interior of the nation.
“According to IMD, Biparjoy swiftly strengthened over the course of just 24 hours, going from a deep depression (55.65 kmph) to a very severe cyclonic storm(121 KMPH). That is a rapid escalation because the wind speed has increased by 65 kmph in just 24 hours. High ocean heat content has resulted in extremely warm ocean surface and subsurface conditions, with sea surface temperatures (31-32 degrees Celsius), which are 2-3 degrees above usual. Moderate wind shear and the system’s strong upper atmospheric level outflow have also helped it quickly intensify, according to Vineet Singh’s explanation from Wednesday.
Rise in temperature the reason?
The Arabian Sea has clearly seen the effects of climate change, according to a tweet from Roxy Mathew Koll, a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. “The rise in ocean temperatures and the increasing availability of moisture under global warming are directly related to the increase in cyclone activity in the Arabian Sea. The Arabian Sea is become a warm pool from its former chilly state.
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