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Biparjoy to intensify to category 1 storm: CAA

6 Jun 2023

Muscat – A depression in the Arabian Sea intensified into a tropical storm on Tuesday, located at a distance of 964km from the coast of Oman.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the latest satellite images show intensification of the tropical deep depression to a tropical storm – Biparjoy, located south central of the Arabian Sea.

‘It is likely to intensify to category 1 tropical storm after three days and the expected movement is to the north of the Arabian Sea with chances of high clouds advection over Oman within the next five days.’

The name Biparjoy given by Bangladesh means ‘disaster’. As per IMD website, the name was adopted by World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) countries in 2020.

Jason Nicholls, lead international forecaster at AccuWeather, said that areas from Oman to southern Pakistan and western India should monitor for possible impacts next week.

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