Cyclone Biparjoy is expected to strengthen over the next 36 hours and move towards the north-northwest during the next two days, according to a tweet from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. At 11:30 p.m. on June 8, the IMD reported that the extremely dangerous cyclonic storm was over the east-central Arabian Sea, 840 km west-southwest of Goa and 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai.
“Very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy over east-central Arabian Sea at 2330 hours IST of 08th June, 2023 over about 840 km west-southwest of Goa, 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai. To intensify further gradually during next 36 hours and move nearly north-northwestwards in next 2 days,” it tweeted.
Earlier in a bulletin, the weather department said, “VSCS BIPARJOY over east-central Arabian Sea, lay centred at 0530hrs IST of 08th June, near lat 13.9N & long 66.0E, about 860km west-southwest of Goa, 910km southwest of Mumbai, would intensify further & move north-northwestwards.”
Additionally, the weather service has warned fishermen in the Arabian Sea not to travel to such cyclone-affected areas. It had earlier stated that those who were at sea should head back to land.