According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the ‘wall cloud’ zone of cyclone Biparjoy struck the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat on Thursday evening as it headed for landfall near Jakhau port in the Kutch district of the state.
More than 94,000 people in eight coastal districts of Gujarat have already been relocated to temporary shelters thanks to the efforts of the government.
According to the most recent warning issued by the IMD, the process of making landfall will begin in the evening and continue through midnight.
According to the report, the cyclone was located 80 kilometers west-southwest of the Jakhau port and had winds of 120-130 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 145 kilometers per hour.
The cyclone, which has been moving towards the coast of Gujarat at a pace of 12 kilometers per hour for the last six hours, is expected to make landfall between Mandvi in Kutch district and Karachi in Pakistan around Jakhau port between Saurashtra-Kutch and neighboring Pakistan beaches, according to the information provided by the IMD.