New Delhi: A severe cyclonic storm, named Biparjoy, is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal on June 9. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert for several states, including West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
The storm is expected to make landfall in West Bengal on June 11. It is likely to bring heavy rains and strong winds to the state. The IMD has warned of widespread damage to property and crops.
The Odisha government has already evacuated over 1 lakh people from coastal areas. The state has also deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in the coastal districts.
The Andhra Pradesh government has also sounded an alert in the coastal districts. The state has asked fishermen to stay away from the sea.
The Telangana government has also issued an alert for the coastal districts. The state has asked people to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel
The IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea till June 12. The IMD has also advised people to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel. A warning has been also issued on its official Twitter account.
Cyclone Biparjoy is the first cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal this year. The IMD has forecast that the Bay of Bengal will see more cyclones this year than usual.
The IMD has advised people to stay updated with the weather forecast and to take necessary precautions.