As of June 21, 2023, heavy rains related to the recent Tropical Cyclone “Biparjoy” have resulted in at least 7 fatalities and mass evacuations in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. About 15 000 residents have been relocated from low-lying areas due to flooding.
Biparjoy is making landfall along the coast of Saurashtra and Kutch, India and adjoining Pakistan — between Mandvi, Gujarat, and Karachi, Pakistan near Jakhau port, Gujarat — on June 15, 2023, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 115 to 125 km /h (71 – 78 mph), with gusts to 140 km/h (87 mph).
Tropical Cyclone “Biparjoy” formed in the Arabian Sea on June 6, 2023, as the second named storm of the 2023 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The system is moving northward, threatening the coasts of Pakistan and neighboring Saurashtra and Kutch, India.